Gorge of Asopos
It is a separate part of unique natural beauty in the centre of Fthiotida and our country. It is a narrow passage that is shaped by the tall vertical mountainsides of Oiti and Kallidromos. It is a gorge that leads the waters of Eastern Oiti to Sperhios and via this to Maliakos Gulf, creating a wetland of enormous ecological importance. The gorge is known from the ancient times. In the exit ω, in the fringes of Oiti and Kallidromos in the south-eastern side of the valley of Sperhios there was the ancient Iraklia (Trahina) that was one of the five cities in the Kingdom of Achilles. In the centre of the Gorge in the side of Oiti «Kouvelas» dominates on whose summit there was an ancient settlement. The beautiful route that passes under the railway bridge of Papadia and leads to the bridge of Asopou which is the end of the Gorge lasts about five hours. The best period for its passage is the summer and the first months of the autumn, when the water lessen which in the narrow passages is one metre high forcing the visitors to wear their swimsuit.
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