At the eastern side of Mount Olympus in Greece, above the ancient Greek city of Dion, a hiking trail brings you to the eighteen meters high Red Rock waterfall and its pools. If you want to experience paradise in the middle of the mountains you should take a walk to this hidden gem.
The hiking trail to the Red Rock Waterfall
The beautiful hiking path is a perfect trail for a hike of a couple of hours. It will take around one and an half hour to get up and a little less to get down. Mostly you will be ascending which may be hard for people with not such a good physical condition. The descents also need to been done carefully. In general the walk is relatively easy (if you are in good condition) except sometimes some scrambling across rocks is required.
You will walk through a dense forest and pass streams belonging to the Orlias river a couple of times. The rocks are slippery so be careful. The hiking trail runs along the impressive Orlias Canyon. The Orlias river runs through this canyon at great depth and makes a lot of noise. This is one of the few rivers in Greece that has water all year around.
The pool below the waterfall has crystal clear water but it’s ice cold. Though during the hot summer months it’s a pleasure to take a swim in it and many people do. Along the trail are many more pools you can swim in, relax and enjoy the beautiful nature.
This hiking trail should be avoided with wet weather because it will become very slippery.
Don’t miss the nearby Orlias Waterfalls!
To be sure you will not miss it: The Orlias waterfalls are just below the entrance of the hiking trail to the Red Rock Waterfall. The path to them is located between the chapel of Agios Konstantinos and Eleni and the entrance of the path to the Red Rock Waterfall at not even hundred meters distance. Read more in the article about the Orlias Waterfalls and their legends.
⇒ About a 30 minutes drive from Dion is located Palios Panteleimonas, a picturesque Greek village on Mount Olympus. One of those nice places in Greece you should visit when in the area.
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