In the south-east of PP Thesprotia, where Bordered with the PE Preveza, between the Mountains of Paramythia and partly, is the gorge, the so-called “Acheron Narrow”, which crosses the Honest River. Acherontas exits near the village of Sweets, and then penetrates the plain of Fanari, where he forms Delta during his estuary, to the bay of the sandy beach of E. Preveza. This is an area of rare aesthetic and particular biological value that is worth walking. Besides, the Acheron River is characterized as the river of myths, with stories and reports lost in the depth of millennia. The mythological, but also in general historical, the importance of Acheron is enormous. Specifically, the particularly wild landscape of the gorge, has been adhered to the ancient Greek mythology that identifies the area with the gates of Hades, as it is seen from references to the Odyssey of Homer, the “Alkinsis” of Euripides and the poetry of Sapphos. The river is also connected to the traditions of younger years, with the legend of Ai Donatos, as well as the history of our country primarily through the Souliotas’s struggles to defend freedom, while traces of man’s presence have even been found by Stone Age. Beyond myths, stories and legends flowing along with his waters are one of the most beautiful rivers with rich ecological interest. “On its way, water and small lakes are formed, places ideal for fish and amphibians. On other sides, the river rolls rushing through vertical and tall rocks, the amount of which exceeds 100 meters, while the river’s width in these points is limited to two meters. There are shrubs such as powl and coke, clusters from coumares, frauds and Aries, while along the river Platylalli Dryos, Willows, Asimageles, Slidges, Platanies and Swords. The total number of plant species in the area amounts to 509 species. This rich vegetation is an ideal place of living and reproduction for the 196 species of birds recorded in the area, a large number of which is protected by international conventions, since the particular wetland is a migratory corridor for birds. In the riparian forests there are spectopuciles, Saji, fides, muds and mesitsikes, while a remarkable phenomenon is the elaborate nests of sacculopapaditsa hanging from the branches of the trees. Golden, Spacious, Petrites and Ornes have occurred in Acheron’s Rocky Narrow.
In the river waters, more than 9 species of fish such as Acherogevios, Trout, Dagaska, BRRAINA, 8 species of amphibian frogs such as ethataprynos, yellowerboxina, roser, 16 reptiles such as Potamolaina, Traoundausa, Crane While 17 mammalian species are looking for food and shelter on wooded slopes of the canyon such as wild boar, foxes, ferrets, ferrets, wildcat, foresters, wolves, myoclitles and ots. ” In particular, the area of Narrow and Acheron estuary is one of the 18th natural areas that have been recognized as the most remarkable in the entire continent. The area occupies a total area of 4,630 hectares and is important at European level (it is a special conservation area with a GR2140001 code and part of a special protection area with GR2120008) and national, due to its particular characteristics and biodiversity (managing body) Kalamas – Acheron – Corfu. CF (B)). “In the area of Acheron’s Narrow, 7 types of habitats have been recorded in a very good general ecological situation and estuary 19 types of habitats” (Kalama – Acherontas – Corfu Management Organization. (B)). In 1998, they were recorded in the narrow 250 species and subspecies of flora, while at estuaries 449 and for the birch 210 species of which 59 are included in the “strictly protected” of Directive 79/409 / EU. Of these, 25 are aquatic and wardrobe birds observed mainly on the estuary and the 18 species of predatory birds we observe primarily in the narrow. Finally, at the region also identifies at least 17 different kinds of mammals (eg wolf, otter, etc.), 15 reptile species, 7 species of amphibians and 9 species of fishmark, with enough to be protected by the Berne Convention, Directive 92 / 43 / EU etc. Tained. Mythological data and deliveries
“The name of the Acheron River comes from the word” Aqua “that means grief referring to the sadness of death. Ayra is the river without joy, the river of sadness. According to the folk tradition, the Acheron River Waters were bitter as a “monster” that lived in his springs poisoned the waters. Agios Donatos, Patios of Metropolis Paramythia, killed the “elegant” and the Nera of Acheron became sweet. So he got the name of the village of Glyki, “(Anonymous, 2018). “It is also found by the name MAURPOTAMATOS, because according to mythology, Titans to dissipate mildly water from Acheron and Jupiter Angry, black and crowned his waters. This river has put his stamp in two historical periods and has been linked to his name to the double manhood of man. Matter and soul, life and death. In the newest history, his waters gave life to the Souliotes, while in antiquity he was the vestibule of DOWN world. It was the last path to human souls. At that time there were three rivers: Acherontas, the river of sadness, the cosy or Black and the fireproof or vivos that was also a walking place for the dead. The three rivers formed a huge marsh river on the outskirts of a lake, which in some places had enough depth and according to Thucydides reached the sea. This was Lake Achrusia. Had secret caves and mugs covered by the fog. KNOWLEDGED AND AERON LAKE, that is, a lake that pose poisonous fumes, dangerous even for the birds flying over it – something that was probably due to the sloped plants in the marshes. Rightly, the locals were right to speak for the lake that was part of the route for the Netherlands. Hermes psychoposta went the souls of the Dead on the Acheron River and delivered to Makabyrio Varkaris, which was not other than Haro. He, in versus monetary remuneration, governs the Acheron River and Lake Achrousia, driving the souls of the dead to Hadis, in the Kingdom of the Ninth World. The entrance of the Acheron Gorge was considered the Gates of Anti and – Multi-Bureau of Lake Achoria is the Lower World “. Suggested Activities
• An activity proposed in the area to admire the landscape from above is Flying Fox. As usually in Acheron with this system, the 2 banks of the river are united. The visitor has the opportunity with the help of this pulley to run the rope that connects the 2 banks and thus admire the view of a little different (RiverDream, K.N.).
• You can make and riding next to the river, while admiring the view.
• Water enthusiasts can cross the river by making a river or canoe-kayak. The waters are extremely calm, so that this activity takes place all year round.
• Suggested routes for Acheron River
The “walking in the river’s blanks: for those who want to live the adventure, walking in Acheron’s springs, passing this mountain river with the transparent cold water reaching as the knee or as the waist between towering vertical rocks. It is a route that creates at the visitor the sense of isolation. It does not show hazards, but appropriate equipment and good physical condition is needed, since there is no intermediate exit from the gorge. Walking is required for 2 km in water and swim against the current for 10 to 15 meters. Appropriate clothing is needed, such as swimsuit and applied shoes. The route has been calculated at 1 hour and 30 minutes. ”
The “Path through Acheron’s Narrow: Another old path that joined Trikastro and other mountainous villages of Acheron Valley with the Plain, which passes horizontally through Acheron’s narrow. It offers the visitor at the narrow, the mountains of Souli and the Castle of Kiafa. It is a moderate to easy route to a good 10 km long trail. that descends from 400m. Altitude at 40m. The duration of the route has been calculated at 3 hours. ” o More information can the visitor pump
from the Information Pavilion in Sweet.
• Near but outside Thesprotia there is also the Delta of the Narrow River and the Necromantezius. You are also sweetened by the Sweets, especially the ruins of Middle Byzantine Basilica, Souli, Kungi and Kiatamos Castle.