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The Island of Evia - A Greek Holiday

Day 4 ... Dimosari Gorge  

West Essex Ramblers walked this on Saturday, 30th April 2011

A carpet of Flowers

A carpet of flowers

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


We probably began this walk at Petrokanato Pass. I remember, it was difficult to find the way to the start through the grass and trees. The gorge did not appear to have steep sides, but to reach the river there was a long descent - it was one and half hours before we stopped for lunch on a bridge over the river

The Rocky Path down was slightly tricky

The rocky path down was slightly tricky

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

We went further down

We went further down

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

A lovely White Bush, the photo's darkened it

A lovely white bush but the photo darkened it

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Grand Steps

Grand Steps

Somebody knew we were coming

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

A drinks break on the river Bridge

A Lunch Break on the river bridge

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


River View - to the right of the last photo

River view - to the right of the last photo

Calm beneath - white water further on

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

The land fell fast and the River ran fast

The land fell fast and the river ran fast

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


The views were forever changing as the river squeezed between many rocks and boulders: sometimes it flowed gently and sometimes it rushed quickly depending on the gradient of the land.

Zoomed in on a Waterfall Tributary

Zoomed in on a waterfall tributary

Click for two photos - The torrential river and the tributary's waterfall cascade

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

A Lizard

A Lizard

Probably a Common Wall Lizard - Podarcis Muralis

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

A Tree dressed in Moss

A tree dressed in moss

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


A tree with its roots washed Clean

A tree with its roots washed clean

Will the river wash it away?

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

River Ran Fast

River Ran Fast

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

And again with Speed

And again with speed

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Did it never give up

Did it never give up

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

A Tributary and a large slab of rock we crossed

A tributary and a large slab of rock we crossed

The main river is at the bottom

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

The path and trees resembled a tree with its roots washed Clean

This path and trees resembled

a country park walk by the river

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

A peep through the Trees at the Waterfall

A peep through the trees at the waterfall

leaping off beside the path

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Ah, I reached the crossing place

Ah, I reached the crossing place

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Lesley slipped, on the wet stone path near here, badly hurting herself. The leaders and some West Essex members stayed to help her while the others ambled on.

About an hour after the last photo we stopped for a drink break. It was an ideal picnic spot there was even time for some watercolour painting. Around here is the narrowest part of the gorge, it has much steeper sides.

Much further on the land falls

Much further on the land falls

A waterfall for the river - Steps for Us

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

The River as it fell over the boulders

The river as it tumbled over the boulders

Click for 2 Photos - and the river sped away

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Across the river was an Outcrop of Rock

Across the river was an outcrop of rocks

Click for 2 photos

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Howard relaxed with his painting

Howard relaxed with his painting

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Walkers Picked their way down the Steps

Walkers Picked their way down the steps

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


The River continued relentlessly

The river continued relentlessly

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


The final thrust gave more river views, but we did come across a church and a bridge over a tributary to the gorge in Lenosaioi village. Eventually we came to the end at Grifsides and were able to look back to see the shape of the gorge as it neared the sea at Kallianou beach. The coach waited for a large herd of goats to pass.

The Panagia Church of Lenosaioi

The Panagia Church, Lenosaioi

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Looking down at the Group at Lenosaioi Village

Looking down at the Group - Lenosaioi village

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Outside the village we walked to Grifsides on a road Running parallel to the River

Outside the village we walked to Grifsides on a road running parallel to the river

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Looking back at the Gorge from Grifsides

Looking back at the gorge from Grifsides

The coach picked us up here

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

A large herd of Goats

A large herd of goats was in the road

Click for 2 Photos

Photographer: Harry Hawkins