MY VIDEO…Mani Greece
The Viros Gorge is described as a sublime experience. Descending from
the peak of Profitis Ilias (Taygetos summit), it unwinds into the seas
of Kardamili Bay and, though the gorge is usually bone dry in the
summer, its river in full spate is reported to be awesome in winter.
There are numerous beautiful THE VIROS GORGE
things to see on this hike: caves, cliffs, monasteries full of frescoes and, of course, wild life. Setting off from Kardamili, the Viros river bed soon narrows into a classic gorge; after a kilometre or so this opens out into a verdant valley. Paths lead off to the right (towards Aghia Sofia), but the real jewel of the Gorge is hidden in the trees to the left: the monastery of Lykaki whose interior is delectable. This church was built in 1570 but the frescoes date from 1783. The church is in a parlous state, but inside the frescoes inside are vivid and in an almost complete state
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