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Gria Vathra is "must" for Samothraki island. Wear comfortable shoes, take water in a backpack and... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Not as impressive as Fonias but also very beautiful. Furthermore it is easier and requires less... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Leon A
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Gria Vathra is "must" for Samothraki island. Wear comfortable shoes, take water in a backpack and just wander around. Waterfalls, small breezy lakes to swim and many climbing routes!!! Anytime you visit it you can find something new. If you want to visit the highest...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank mariatsittt
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Not as impressive as Fonias but also very beautiful. Furthermore it is easier and requires less efforts to reach it. Make sure you are with comfortable sport shoes.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Leon A
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Lots of small- medium lakes connected with small and medium waterfalls. Do you think there are more to say ? Ok, crystal blue eyes waters, deep in the forest if the island and if you are brave you can swim through the lakes and climb...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank kostkouiv
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Not like fonias, this place is more easy to climb and more friendly. you will need an hour to climb to the top and all the "lakes" are beautiful!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Chriistinaa
Reviewed 23 January 2018

I cant describe how happy i am visited the island the last august! Its been one of the many times i've visited and i really love this river not only because of its natural beauty but also because is next to Therma which is the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank tokapstoarni
Reviewed 2 November 2017

'Vathres' (water pools by rivers) are one of the famous natural features of Samothraki, hardly found on other Greek island. And they usually come with a waterfall. The far most spectacular are the pools in the Fonias Gorge with the Xiropotamos pools as second best....More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank saronic
Reviewed 1 September 2017

An amazing place to visit in the island. You can relatively easily visit the first vathra (natural pool, about half an hour walk from the parking lot, a little bit crowded) but the hiking trail becomes very challenging for the second one (I didn’t try...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank skg80
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent, this is not only a quant waterfall with pools where tourists with little children go for a cool bath, but a real canyon that can be climbed up for a long way (following the dots of red paint on the rocks) and back down,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Katina K
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The most easy to go vathra. Cold water, very nice nature. People next to the nature. Must see location

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Mits F
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Take nice walk via lovely shaded woodland along river bed for about half an hour and you reach Gria Vathra Waterfall and pool. Very cold water. Carry on further up side of mountain to reach other Waterfalls in gorge. Take note must be experienced at...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank DJRangoon
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