Manolis Bridge in Agrafiotis River

Attraction near Karpenisi (29.9km ≈ approx.)

Ruins of an arched stone-bridge that, since the construction of a nearby dam, could be submerged depending on seasonal rains and water levels.

It is situated on the Agrafiotis river, near the spot where the river is meeting Kremaston Lake, approximately 55 kilometers away from Karpenisi. For more than 400 years it was a part of the only road that was linking Karpenisi to Aitoloakarnania.

It is a typical arched bridge. Because of the rise of the water almost all year is underwater, except for summer months, when the biggest part of the bridge, if not all, is visible again. Although today, it is not used to cross the river anymore, it is still one of the attractions of the region.

According to the legend, the bridge was built in 1659 by local builder Manolis Chrysiotis, who was living with his wife at village Daphne. The couple didn’t have children before, but during the period Manolis was building the bridge they had a son and two daughters. In 1807 the bridge was the battlefield between Greeks with Katsantonis as leader and Turks. During the battle, the godfather of Katsantonis killed at the age of 75.

About Manolis Bridge in Agrafiotis River

Last updated: 24 Jul 2020

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