The Melissa Gorge
A walk of 2,202m, taking 45 minutes and graded 2.5 for difficulty. In the last few years a section of the gorge has been opened up and signed for walkers by the Sfakiotes council. The path running along the banks of the torrent is now stone paved and provided with wooden bridges and benches, where the visitor can relax and admire a landscape of unbelievable beauty, featuring stone bridges and picturesque old watermills. From the town of Lefkada you get here on the provincial road to Sfakiotes. After six kilometres you will come to the monument commemorating the uprising of the villagers against the English Protectorate (October 1819), where you turn right on to the asphalted country road. After three kilometers turn right, onto a dirt track where you can park and start the walk.
Necessary equipment: the basic recommended items
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|00:00||From the starting point we take the path to the left towards Apetasti, and proceed with the stream on our right (GPS: N38 48 008, E20 40 199, H=255m); along this stretch the flow of the water is more peaceful, while the gorge gradually widens. We pass through a varying procession of cypress, plane and holm oak trees, with wild flowers|
|00:04||and shrubs, until the cemented path comes to an end, marking the end of the walk.|
Information-Pictures:Prefecture of Lefkada
For your stay in Lefkada, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In the town of Lefkada, as well as in many other areas of the island, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
Access to Melissa Gorge from Lefkada town is quick and easy through the existing road network. The distance from Lefkada town is approximately 7.5 km and the time that you will need to get there about 14 min.
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For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field "Routes" with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.