You’ll never regret chasing these stunning waterfalls found across Greece- a country filled with spectacular scenery and natural bliss. From the mainland to the islands, we’ve put together a list of our favourite!
Panta Vrexei, Evritania
Located between the villages of Roska and Doliana in Central Greece, it’s about 40 minutes from Karpenisi. On your way to the main waterfall, you will come across smaller ones and streams that are also worth a visit. Once you reach the main falls you can enjoy some hydrotherapy with the pressure of the cold water falling from above. There are also other activities you can enjoy here, including hiking, kayaking and rafting.
Mavri Spilia, Evratinia
You will come across the remote waterfalls of Mavri Spilia along your way to Mavri Spili, a cave used as a local hideaway during Turkish and German occupation. It only takes around 20 minutes to reach the stunning waterfalls from the main road and another ten minutes to climb all the way up to the cave; over a couple of wooden bridges. Reaching the waterfalls is definitely worth the trek!
Kalipso Waterfall, Larissa
Considered as one of the best canyoning spots in Greece, Kalipso is located near the coastal village of Kokkino Nero. Once you reach the waterfall, you will enjoy the beautiful and peaceful sounds of nature. Huge rock formations are reflected in the crystal-clear water of the river, making it a stunning sight.
Edessa Waterfall, Edessa
This is probably the best-known waterfall in Macedonia and entire Greece. The left (single drop) waterfall is called Karanos and the right is named Lamda falls. The total height of the waterfall is roughly 70 metres and you are able to walk behind the big Edessa waterfall where you will have a perfect view for the perfect Instagram shot! It’s a wonderful day trip from Thessaloniki.
Fonias Waterfall, Samothrace Island
From Mount Saos, water splashes and forms great waterfalls all over the island. And in the crystal green waters, natural pools are formed. This is quite a spectacle and a natural wonder. This hidden waterfall located on the small island of Samothrace is 20 metres high and the water is absolutely crystal clear.
Papingo Rock Pools & Waterfalls, Epirus
The series of rock pools and waterfalls are quite small, but nonetheless definitely worth visiting. The rock formations here are stunning and although it takes about an hour of hiking to reach upstream, you will be glad you did. You may also be lucky enough to spot hundreds of tadpoles and frogs in some of the pools.
Neda Waterfall, Kyparissia
The waterfalls of Neda river lie in a lush green valley near Kyparissia, in the Peloponnese. The 31-kilometre river creates a natural border between the regions of Messinia and Ilia and it’s a huge attraction all year round. You can stroll around the banks of the river, explore the huge vegetation, oaks, and plane-trees, before arriving at the riverside which ends in the natural river pool. You can actually safely swim around the waterfalls, making it a wonderful experience for all the family.
Polylimnio Waterfalls, Messinia
Consisting of several lakes, Polyminio is connected by a stream full of cascades and waterfalls. The main lake and waterfall called Kadi is a popular swimming spot. It gets packed during the hot summer days so make sure you get there early.
Nidri Waterfall, Lefkada
One of Lefkada’s best-kept secrets is Nidri. Drive to Rachi in Exanthia (here you’ll find an amazing all-day bar/ restaurant with stunning views) and then follow the signs that lead you to the waterfall. From the restaurant car park, it’s about a 15-20 minute walk to reach the magical 12-metre high waterfall. Make sure you’re wearing swimmers as you can dive into the lower pool- truly spectacular!
Neraida, Kythira Waterfalls
Neraida is an absolute must-see when visiting Kythira. The entire island is filled with hidden natural treasures and close to the charming village of Mylopotamos, the waterfalls form an exceptional landscape. You won’t be disappointed.
Skra Waterfalls, Kilkis
Take a beautiful hiking trail through the woods to reach this area full of lush vegetation. Beneath the fall is a small cave that features some stunning stalactites and crystal waters that fall to create a lake, whose depth reaches four metres. Here you can enjoy an unforgettable swim!
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