Evretou Dam

Published 14th of December, 2017

Ever since we explored the abandoned villages of Evretou and Trimithousa, we have been meaning to return and have a look at the rest of the reservoir. A chance wrong turn gave us just the opportunity we needed, so off we went. It took us a few visits to get the full picture of the reservoir, but we saw some lovely scenery along the way...

Evretou

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We've driven cross-country past the abandoned village of Evretou several times. There is a nice trail from Skarfos Bridge which looks especially scenic in the springtime. We normally end up on the Simou road off the B7, but on this occasion we took a wrong turn and continued off-road around the rim of the reservoir. We stopped almost immediately and followed a very steep sideroad to the shoreline, to grab a couple of snaps. This one shows Evretou in the distance. It also shows something else though, which we didn't notice when we were there.

Somebody appears to have left a toy car here! I have enlarged it in the next picture. Given that this location wasn't the easiest place to get to in the world, I am a bit puzzled how it actually got there. But if you know anybody who has lost a toy pink convertible, that is where it is.

Our Route

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Our first waypoint will be the building on top of that hill. It's nothing more exciting than a water tank, but an excellent viewpoint.

Lovely View

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Already we are enjoying some gorgeous scenery, though you can see how low the water is.

Goat Herd's Shade

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We aren't the only people who enjoy the view though. The goat herder who put this chair here enjoys a lovely view when they take a break.

Distant Form

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Further along the ridge, we were able to make out a structure, which presumably was the dam. It will be clearer on the next photo. At this point I should say that the track we were driving on will get a lot muddier in winter, so take the trip at your own risk!

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