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Where does all the water go...?

Katavothres, or swallow-hole, is a geophysical phenomenon, and cried out to be visited. The... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Cardiff, Wales
Could be - isn't

This could be an amazing place to visit, but it's neglected, without adequate explanations. On top... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
Alex J
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

Katavothres, or swallow-hole, is a geophysical phenomenon, and cried out to be visited. The seawater rushing in towards the shore on the Fanari peninsula, literally disappears into the ground! After some clever detective work, it was eventually established that these same waters reappeared some 15...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Its a interesting place to visit.We hiked from Lassi,it is strenuous cos it was quite hot but it was well worth the hike.It makes for great pictures too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sandraalexandra4
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Kind of interesting about how the water inlets are linked to the Melissani Caves across the island. Other than that nothing much there and the restaurant is run down and closed. Disappointing.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

This could be an amazing place to visit, but it's neglected, without adequate explanations. On top of that a restaurant was given a permit to built right next to it. Disappointing.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alex J
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

The sea mill here has an interesting story - worth looking up on the internet. It’s a very unusual geological feature and although there’s not much to see it’s a good place to sit & imagine whilst having a coffee, or something stronger, at the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank DandR-Exeter
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Well worth a visit as this is the place in which sea water powers a water wheel then disappears underground to materialise on the other side of the island approximately 30 kms away. There is a short description about the phenomenon on site but more...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 0StevenW
Reviewed September 29, 2017

It is worth a visit to see the disused sea mills but if, like me, you are not sure what they are about, you will need to read up a bit about them before you go as there are no adequate explanations and the restaurant...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JosieF1958
Reviewed July 15, 2017

We had a look around outside on our walk from Argostoli to the Lighthouse, it does look a nice place for a drink or a meal, unfortunately it was closed - perhaps it only opens in the evenings? We had a look at the water...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank horseymum_11
Reviewed July 11, 2017

We came here for a drink and to watch the sun setting over the bay. We didn't realise there was a Waterwheel and a story to go with it. What a pleasant surprise ! The restaurant/ bar/club is very cosmopolitan, quite unlike anything else we...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank KASHMAC
Reviewed June 24, 2017

This is in a beautiful spot on the coast road between Lassi and Argostoli.It is here that the sea water flows into underground passages to emerge on the east coast of Kefalonia at Melissani Cave and Lake.At one time the flowing water powered a water-mill...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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