Kaiafas lake is situated on the way from Pyrgos
to Kalamata, approximately
20 minutes drive from Pyrgos just before you reach Zaharo.
Kaiafas is a well known spa, its famous mineral waters gush from two caves formed
by crevices in the rocks.
The larger one is called the cave of the Anigrides, the smaller the Geranion grotto, dwelling places of nymphs since antiquity.
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 Heracles' poison arrow, and that is why the water smells.
However, Kaiafas is not only sulphurous springs. It is also pine trees, sand, sea and a long, long shore. It's hard indeed to draw yourself away from such a sea.
This text is cited December 2004 from the West Greece Region General Secretariat URL below, which contains image.
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