Edessa Waterfalls – Greece

The Edessa Waterfalls, where something I had found on a website a while back, but I had never been able to find any motorhome related stuff to go with them……

Normally you google some place adding in motorhome and you can find others who have visited and hopefully a suitable parking place, but Edessa seemed to be an expection. Nevertheless that wasn’t going to put us off….

Having mastered the one way system with lovely narrow roads we found the smallest of car parks and shoehorned Paloma, our 7 meter long motorhome into a corner and went off to explore……

It was really a series of waterfalls (seven according to the literature though we didn’t see anywhere close to that amount), which among them consisted of the  Great Waterfall 


and the Twin Waterfall (called Diplos or Dihalotos) according to the signs 


 
Said to fall from a height of 70m in total, the Edessa Waterfalls were definitely the main attraction of the Edessa town. 

And in typical Greek style, we knew that we were never far from history so it turned out that the city neighboring the falls was said to be founded since pre-historic times. However, the current relics of the walled city probably came about since the 4th to 6th century BC.


Given the country’s reputation for having very hot Summers, with a relatively dry Mediterranean climate ( currently most days we hit high 30’s) , it was amazing that this was a rare year-round waterfall with high flow. 

it’s said that even in the Summer, Edessa can be refreshingly cool from the mist generated by the waterfalls.

Leaving behind the slightly less than motorhome friendly town with its tight oneway system we headed for an overnight stop on the shore of lake Vegoritida (N40.791579 E21.832259)

Paul.

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