Often described as a Greek paradise, the Polilimnio Waterfalls in Polilimnio Gorge offer something different from Messenia’s usual beaches.

Polylimnio is an amazing hidden spot full of small natural lakes at the heart of Messenia prefecture. It is a small gorge through which a small river and the ground’s anomalies create plenty of small lakes, some of them are like natural swimming pools and small waterfalls. The  largest waterfall is at lake Kadi where it falls from a height of more than 20 meters.


Visitors are immersed in a scene of lush greenery, gushing cascades, and green lakes filled with fresh-water crabs perfect for a relaxing dip. And if you’re adventurous, cliff diving is also an option at the highest and deepest of the pools. The hike to the Polilimnio Waterfalls takes about an hour and a half, with the trailhead beginning in Haravgi Village. Follow the paved road until it turns into dirt and you’ll eventually come to a car park at the start of the trail.