Millomeris Waterfalls (Platres)

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The Millomeris Waterfalls are located in the southeastern area of Platres and, together with the Calidonia Waterfalls, they form a duo that has made the area a popular destination among nature enthusiasts.

The waterfall was likely named after the word ‘millos,’ which in the Cypriot dialect means wet, and the word ‘meros,’ which means place (millos + meros = Millomeris). The flow of water which comes from Krios Potamos has made the surrounding area cool and wet, thus lending itself to the name Millomeris. The water from the falls cascades from a height of 15 meters, creating a small lake, the level of which rises and sometimes overflows during the winter months, when the volume of water increases significantly.

This waterfall has only become known in recent years, as its location was previously inaccessible. Today, thanks to works in the area, there is a dirt road leading to the waterfall, which is also accessible to cars. During the summer season, hundreds of people visit the waterfall every day. Apart from the natural beauty that everyone admires, the ones that feel like chilling up can dare a dive in it. The water is quite cold, coming straight from mountain springs.

The paddle is around 2 meters deep near the spot where the water falls, but it is much more shallow in any other spot. For those who feel comfortable in the water, though, to experience it falling right on them from a height is amazing.

A 1km walkway also leads to it, with a starting point at the entrance of Platres, just before the Panagias Faneromenis church. The route is relatively smooth, though it does have somewhat of a decline, as it follows a downhill course towards the waterfall.

During the winter, especially after heavy rainfall, the amount of the water falling from the rock increases and the image is totally different, but absolutely breath-taking.


*Platres is part of the Mobilitas European Network, encouraging alternative transportation via trails, bicycle routes and public transportation.