Polilimnio Waterfalls travel guide

Pollimnio Waterfalls

There are a series of small waterfalls and pools running through a small gorge, with the largest pool and waterfall at the top, where the water is deep. You can swim in the top pool and you may see local lads diving of the cliffs. The gorge is teeming with wildlife and is very picturesque, ideal for a hot day, the cold mountain water is cold but refreshing. It’s a very beautiful place.

  • Polilimnio Waterfalls
    Polilimnio Waterfalls
    Polilimnio Waterfalls
  • Polilimnio Waterfalls
    Polilimnio Waterfalls
    Polilimnio Waterfalls
  • Polilimnio Waterfalls

Mavrilimna lake

On the dirt track to the waterfalls there is a junction with a signpost to Mavrilimna lake. The lake is about 1km along the track which is quite steep part of the way. The lake is in a quiet spot – few visitors come here – and there are a couple of wooden picnic tables. To the left of the lake a path leads you along the stream where the vegetation is very lush even in summer. The stream becomes the big waterfall when it goes over the edge of the cliff around the top lake. It is possible to climb up the cliff next to the waterfalls, some metal hoops have been put in to help, but its steep and the gravel is slippery in places.

Getting there

There is a signposted turning on the road from Kalamata to Pylos at Kazamara, about 10 minutes drive from Rizomilos (where the turning to Koroni is). The road goes into the village of Haravgi where there is a turning to the right, also signposted. There are a couple of tavernas in the village catering for the passing traffic. The road turns into dirt tracks but is signposted all the way. The dirt tracks are well maintained in summer but when wet and muddy would cause problems for some cars.

There is a car part at the top of a track leading down to the gorge, you’ll pass a spring on the way down where you can fill your water bottle. At the bottom of the track you can go down to the left where there a a couple of lakes or turn up to the right for the main waterfalls.

Access

The path up the gorge is not long but is steep and rocky in many places, anyone with walking difficulties would find  it quite challenging. Some metal hoops have been put into the rocks in places to help you clamber over the large ones but the path has been left very rugged.