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“Unspoilt nature” 4 of 5 stars
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Dimosaris Canyon
Karystos, Greece
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Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Karystos
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“Unspoilt nature”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We were here towards the end of November when the weather is still pleasant but there are hardly any tourists in the area. It was great to explore this desolate area with small villages scattered around, and have the beaches within the coves all to ourselves.

Visited November 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The Canyon of Demosaris is a Byzantine place. There are several versions for the source of the name. One version says that it comes from Demosarius, a person who was responsible for the springs or the river. Another view says that it comes from the stream Demosaris, meaning that the waters were in public. The canyon Dimosaris can be divided into two parts, above and below the village of Lenosaioi. The canyon above Lenosaioi is steep and rugged. From the village of Lenosaioi the sea becomes a narrow valley. The path of the canyon was one of the main communication routes in southern Evia, linking the region Kallianos and Kavodoro with Karystos. There is objective evidence (dark beach Kallianos and elsewhere) that the area was a centre of metallics during Archaic and Classical periods. Nowadays, path Dimosaris is still an alive passage for farmers and an increasing number of hikers. The most attractive and less strenuous route runs from the Petrokanalo Pass (954 m altitude). Leads to the beach Kallianos after 10 kilometers of descent. The trail is signposted and accessible a large part of it is under the shade of the plane trees. Two-thirds of the route is the village of Lenosaioi. From there, the path is on a dirt road for a mile. The road gives the baton to a new path that leads to the sea beneath the green canopy of plane trees. The canyon Dimosaris offers dozens of springs, waterfalls, ancient riverine forests, wildlife. It's a life time experiece, so close to Athens.

Visited September 2012
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