THE GORGE OF NEDA
The river Neda rises from the foot of Mount Lycaeon and flows into the bay of Kyparissia. In its long course (approximately 32 km), the river passes from some fascinating sights, and the wild nature of its gorge is breathtaking: Tall trees, lush vegetation, waterfalls and caves compose a magical landscape. If you choose to cross the canyon, you must be aware that it is not an easy course, and it requires prior planning; however, it is definitely worth it. It is not a coincidence that the area abounded with myths in antiquity: The one directly linked to the river says that Neda was a water nymph, to whom Rea entrusted the newborn Zeus in order to protect him from the ferocious Cronus, who devoured his children so that none of them would steal his throne. At the valley of Neda we come across significant remnants from antiquity, such as the unique temple dedicated to Pan, next to the river's source, and also the especially imposing temple of Apollo Epikourios at Vasses, a work of Ictinus and one of the most significant monuments in antiquity.