Mezaria Pindus | Deep grooves caused by the streams on the limestones, evidence of very rapid erosion on the traces of the joints. The last geosite is the Hole of Bride (Tripa Nifis), a cylindrical shaped ponor with its own legend of course!

The art of nature and man

Here you will enjoy unique examples of the wonders that Nature and the human hand can create. To name but a few: the Mezaria (greek=Μεζαριά) stream that flows on the zone of the Kapesovo fault, the Vradeto stairs (greek=σκάλα Βραδέτου), proof that architecture and nature can co-exist in harmony, Tripa Kalogrias, a spectacular precipice formed by the erosive power of water on limestone, the viewpoint at Beloi (greek=Μπελόη), that offers a panoramic view over the majestic geology and karstic landscape of the region, and Tripa Nifis, an impressive cylindrically-shaped cave.

What else can one ask for?

Along this geotrail you encounter the unique combination of geological and cultural heritage. The Mezaria stream flows on the zone of the Kapesovo fault and the Vradeto stairs are an evidence of the harmony of architecture and nature. The limestones seen on the way up to Vradeto village, date back to 55-35 million years ago (Eocene). At the beginning of the geotrail to Beloi you cross by a precipice formed by limestones due to the water’s erosive processes called Hole of Nun (Tripa Kalogrias) owing to a legend. At Beloi the majestic panoramic view of the geological forms created by the perpendicular erosion of Voidomatis is enjoyed. On the way back to Kapesovo a huge karstic landscape of limestones is observed. Deep grooves caused by the streams on the limestones, evidence of very rapid erosion on the traces of the joints. The last geosite is the Hole of Bride (Tripa Nifis), a cylindrical shaped ponor with its own legend of course!

Karstic landscape, Zagori, Pindus

Karstic landscape

 

Tripa Kalogrias, Vikos-Aoos National Park

Tripa Kalogrias

 

Tripa Nifis, Vikos-Aoos National Park

Tripa Nifis

 

Vradeto stairs connecting Kapesovo village and Vradeto village in Central Zagori Greece

Vradeto stairs [Σκάλα Βραδέτου]

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