Greece is known for the beautiful islands, the sea and the warm sun. What most people do not know is that Greece has also wonderful mountains with impressive waterfalls!
Greece, together with Austria, is Europe’s most mountainous country. Greece’s territories are mountainous and hilly more than 70% of its total area. In this area grows the incredible number of 860 mountains. The 448 of them are low and their elevation is no more than 1.000 meters. The 359 have an average height of 1.000 – 2.000 meters. The highest mountains in Greece are 53 and their elevation is above 2.000 meters.
In all this mountains more than 100 impressive waterfalls have been created. Those little miracles of nature are one great experience for photographers, for lovers of nature and for hikers.
Waterfalls are separated in two categories:
- The permanent waterfalls, that the flow of water never stops and
- The seasonal waterfalls that during summertime are dry
Also waterfalls can be categorized according to the way that the water falls. The water can fall vertically (those are the vertical waterfalls) or can fall inclined (those are the inclined waterfalls)
The water flow at the inclined waterfalls can be continuous or interrupted. Those which have continuous flow of water have smooth rocks, so the waterfall flows through the rocks smoothly and disciplined from the beginning of its creation till the spot that will meet the ground and create a lake.
There are also some inclined waterfalls that are rarer to find but far more impressive! In these waterfalls the flow is not disciplined at all and their shape transforms during travelling into the rocks!
Here are some of the most impressive waterfalls in Greece: