The nymph’s path
The Waterfalls of Neda
A few words:
Neda is the river of the Peloponnese at the frontier of Ilia and Messinia. Stems from Mount Lykaion, flows westward and empties into the Ionian Sea, between the shores of Kyparissias and Zacharos. Its length is 32 km. Feature is that it is the one of the rivers in Greece, with the Herceena, having female name.
‘The nymph’s path’
Starting point: Village Platania
Distance: About 10 km
Ways of crossing: On foot
Visit time period: All year
Hot spots: Area with a great archeological interesting, traditional villages, waterfalls
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Included: local, English speaking tour escort, traditional snack, personal insurance, walking poles, backpack (if necessary), photographs from the tour
Νοt included: Transportation depends from where are you staying (for example Messinia or Arglolis prefecture)
The walk start from the picturesque village Platanos which is a natural balcony with the breathtaking view to the gorge of Neda.
Continue on a dirt downhill path with a lot of turns and having in our right side plane trees, we reach after approximately 4km the river bed.
Αt this point it starts the path to the amazing waterfalls. After 10min walking we reach the first one waterfall for our first splash!
After 5 min more walk we can see the last one & the most beautiful neda’s waterfall! You can’t describe such a beauty..
When we make the decision to leave that paradise place we continue back from the same way until we reach one junction which it goes to the ancient Figalia.
It is an uphill dirt road with a lot of turns at about 4 km we arrive at the modern Figalia village with the ruins of ancient town to be next to the village. We can visit also near to Figalia the ancient temple of God Apollo which is astonishing monument. Νext to the village we can see also the ruins of the ancient market & the ruins of the temple of goddess Athena.
The figalians residents to their area built with Ictinus (the architect of the Parthenon), the famous temple of Epicurean Apollo, who helped them to regain their city by the Spartan. The legends and traditions mention that the youth of the neighboring kingdom of Fighaleia were bathed in the waters of Neda in order to get power, while the history says that Figalians had such force that sent ships to the Trojan war.
In that historical & mythical place ends our walk.