Samothrace Waterfall

December 07, 2008


Photographer: Vaggelis Zakidis 
Summary Author: Vaggelis Zakidis

The waterfall shown above is one of the many falls of Samothrace, or in Modern Greek Samothráki, Island in Greece. This picturesque island is one of Greece’s island municipalities. It’s located in the northern Aegean Sea. On the eastern side of the island, the Fonias River flows from the granitic central highlands where Fenári Peak (Korifí Fengári), the Aegean Sea's highest peak, stands 5,250 ft (1,600 m) above the sea. From the river’s source to its mouth there are several natural waterfalls -- many of which are not accessible by foot. This photo shows what’s considered to be the third waterfall of the Fonias River; it reaches a height of about 15 ft (4 or 5 m). Photo taken August 3, 2007.

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