Now that we have covered the route from Vretsia to Kelefos, let's return to the subject of Venetian Bridges. This time, we will feature Roudia Bridge. For years this eluded us, as we drove past it without realising it was there. With the help of the previous blog, you should now be able to locate it and know where to park the car. So let's take a look at the bridge itself...
Roudia Bridge in July
Unlike Kelefos, there is still a fair bit of water in the river in July.
Roudia Bridge in March
In March though, there was a lot more water. It made for prettier scenes but it required greater effort to take photos, as you had to use the bridge to cross over, rather than just hop from rock to rock.
This is a closeup so you can admire the architecture a bit more easily. The inner side of the bridge looks very smooth. What you cannot see from this picture is the plethora of dates that adorn the wall. Unfortunately, the inspectors leave their initials here every time they spray for mosquitoes.
From the Other Side
This is a nice place to visit even in the middle of summer, as the shade from the trees ensures the area is always fairly cool.
Beneath the bridge there is a blanket of roots that have given up fighting the rocky soil, and instead clambered straight over the top in their hunt for water. It may be my imagination, but I think these roots have been trimmed back over the last couple of years. I am sure they were thicker when we first found the bridge. Mind you, so was the hair on my head, so who am I to criticise?