Sweet is a lowland village of the Municipality of Souli. It is located at an altitude of 80 m southeast of Paramythia-Prevezas Street, east of the village, the mountains of Paramythia, while the Acheron River flows to the west flows. The population deals with microcoloture and agriculture, mainly with rice culture. Besides, the valley of the coter, makes the soil adequate for such activities. At the same time, they begin to grow in the area, given the rich natural wealth, significant alternative tourism activities. In tradition, the name sweet was given when the St. Donatos killed the dragon that fell on the Sources of Acheron and blessed the water that was fatal. Of the most importantly saved monuments in the region, it is the ruins of Byzantine basilica. The location of the settlement was of strategic importance because it not only controlled the crossing of the Acheron River, but from there he was passing the Eastern Part of the International Roman Street Apollonia-Buddy-Nikopolis. Suggested activities:
• Acheron River Celebrations: Next to the Mythical River Acheron in the village of Glyki is organized every summer at the initiative of the Local Authorities series of events, including indicative of cultural events, involving many artists, as well as riding and flights. • A relatively easy route to Acheron, is the notorious path used by the Souliotes during the Ottoman domination. It starts from the village of Sweets and heading Skala Tzavelina, through a green slope ends on the river bank. It deserves a stance in the cave of the Dragon with his tournament springs. • Starting similarly by Skala Tzavelina, the visitor can end up in the village of Sammonika. Here the visitor will be enchanted by the different landscapes and you will feel awe in front of a patient rocks. At some point, the river narrows too much and the towering rocks that are formed give the impression that they prohibit entry to visitors. The rocks are rumored to form a Kamara, so they remained in mythology as the “Gate of Hades”. Blue and green, light and darkness, nature sounds alternately alternate and framing myth with the magic that deserves it. • Let’s not forget its sources, just 2 km from the village. Really, it is a unique natural beauty landscapes, it is no coincidence that the Acheron ecosystem is protected by the Natura 2000 network. Its waters are winter very rushing, while in the summer they form a water and ponds, but are totally accessible. In any case, Acheron, either serene, or a crowd, will find the way to save even the most demanding visitor. ). Be prepared to walk by taking your shoes or use waterproof.
• The sources are known worldwide for the mythological data accompanying their history: Orpheus, son of Mousa Kallopis, was destroyed by the death of Eurydice’s wife. With his Lyra’s “crying” managed to exciting the king and queen of the dead, Hades and Persephone, and won the opportunity to claim his heart’s flower from the kingdom of silence back. To do this, he had to cross Acheron, the aquatic border between life and death. According to mythology, Acherontas was the entrance that led to the Sky Kingdom of Hades.
• Walk the “Skala Skala Skala – Souli Pigadia” path. “Skala Tzavelina is a beautiful path that starts outside the village of Glyki in Acheron. It is considered as an urgent need for those visiting the sources of Acheron, crossing this path as the area is itself a “poem of nature”. To find the staircase of the javelin, you first must turn left immediately after the metallic bridge in the sweet. After about 500 meters the road is branched into two-ways, the left, which leads down to the river itself. The second will take you to a salt where you have to leave your car and continue on foot. There is essentially the trail. Skala Tzavelina – Top path is not a coincidence that the staircase of Tzavelina has been loved by thousands of travelers and climbers that visit it every year. The landscape leaves it amtly as the path is surrounded by an imposing mountains with rich vegetation and the left hand low in the huge plane trees proudly flows the Acheron River. The path itself is very often branched into other secondary paths that either lead low to the river, or taller mountain. About 100 meters below we find a dark tunnel that literally passes through the rock. At the same point there is a perimeter path to pass someone while enjoying the river that crosses the gorge between towering plane trees. After tunnel, the path dimensions enough to width and becomes inaccessible. It consists therefore attention from here and beyond as there are points that become very steep. From this point it looks cleaner in the deep Kiata Castle and an observatory that is the next stop. After about 5 minutes walking in a narrow path, we meet in the left hand an observatory to rise placed on a rock. The view from there breathtaking as it clearly seems to be the splendor of the region. Equal ahead Raises imposing Kiatama Castle in Souli, which is the end of the route. Left is also the history of Kungi. On the contrary and through the gorge, the village of Sweet is seen from where we started. The Observatory is an ideal opportunity for a few relaxation before starting down the path leading to Acheron Bridge. Below the path is hidden under soaked trees in a wreath while continuing downhill. After about 200 meters we encounter a sign that depicts a map of the area and gives instructions, as there are two options. Or you will normally continue the path down to the Acheron Bridge or you will follow what leads to Trikerro and the Gates of Hades. ” Walk a beautiful variation of the familiar path of Skala Tzavelina. Start is made from Sweet – Skala Tzavelina – Dalla Bridge and Return through the River Gorge, which is easy, lasting 2 hours about May to early October. • In recent years, Extreme sports schools were also organized in Sweet, such as rafting, mountain skiing, stunts, Hydro Speeding, Kayak, Mountaineering, Climbing, Canyoning, River Hiking, Parapente, Mountain Cycling, Horse Riding and Much Still. The visitor can generally live the adventure and have fun. All schools have experienced trainers and suitable equipment so that everyone can participate in these activities, naturally depending on their skills and their level of physical state.
After such a busy day activities, a local tavern stop is imposed to fill your batteries by trying local specialties.