Zacharo is a market town enveloped in pines and olive, trees bordered
by an enormous stretch of beach with white sand and sparkling water.
The soil is fertile here, the land blessed, the fields endless.
Every corner is cultivated with vines, olive groves, corn, wheat, vegetables.
Every place iswell tended, nothing is wild.
It's nice to fall asleep next to a threshing floor or on a sandy beach.
Heading north you come to Kaiafas, a well known spa, and the islet of Agia Ekaterini, in the middle of a small harbour.
On the eastern shore, the famous mineral waters gush from two caves formed by crevices in the rocks.
The place is strangely beautiful, delightful, though the odor of the springs does detract somewhat.
Legend maintains that the centaur Nessus washed his wound here after being struck by Herakles' poisonous arrow, and that is why the water smells. Kaiafas is not only sulphurous springs, however; it is also pine trees, sand and sea and a long, long shore.
This text is cited December 2004 from the West Greece Region General Secretariat URL below, which contains image.
Pages of Athens & Piraeus Zacharians Association
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