The Polylimnio Waterfalls in Messinia
The Polylimnio Waterfalls are one of the best kept “secrets” of Greece. Trek through the woods in the Messenia region of the Peloponnese to uncover them.
The Polylimnio Waterfalls can be found at the Polylimnio Gorge in Messinia which is a region in the Peloponnese outside of the city of Kalamata.
In Greek, polylimnio translates to many lakes. That’s what you’ll discover. There are 15 little “hidden” fresh water lakes. At many of them, gorgeous waterfalls drop into stunning aqua blue waters.
Polylimnio’s Many Lakes
The trekking path is about three kilometers long. The names of the lakes you’ll encounter are considered quite interesting. A few include Mavrolimna (black lake), Tou Tucherou (of Tucherou), Tou Italou (of the Italian), Tou Panagou (of Panagou) and Stathoula (a girl’s name). Kadi Lake features the biggest waterfalls that drop from a height of 25 meters.
How to Get to Polylimnio Waterfalls
The waterfalls are located in a region about 30 miles from the city of Kalamata in the Peloponnese. Follow the road from Kalamata to Pylos all the way to the village of Kazarma and the village of Charavgi. From Charavgi you can locate the walking path to Polylimnio. There will be a sign pointing in the direction of Polylimnio on the main road