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...
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 first waypoint will be the building on top of that hill. It's nothing more exciting than a water tank, but an excellent viewpoint.
Already we are enjoying some gorgeous scenery, though you can see how low the water is.
Goat Herd's Shade
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.
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!