Seven ( 7 ) springs or " epta piges area, was named after its seven natural springs. Their water gushes into a creek that further down feeds a small man-made lake.
Its waters provide a natural habitat to tortoises, eels, crabs and a rare fish species called "Gizani" that lives exclusively in the creeks of Rhodes.
Epta Piges is a marvelous place that confirms Rhodes' fame as the "emerald of the Mediterranean" and the "secret corner of Paradise".
The combination of crystal-clear waters with pine and plate trees creates a peaceful scenery, offering the visitor relaxing moments.
The water of the springs and river Loutanis is channeled into a tunnel through which it is led to the lake.
On the way...
The tunnel was constructed by Italian constructors and local workers and was completed in 1931. Its construction, as that of all public works in the area, began in the 1920's. It is 150 metres long and 13 metres high and leads the water of the seven springs and river Loutanis to a lake created by a dam. In the middle of its length, there is a well used as an airshaft. Walking through the tunnel, feet in the water, makes visitors feel that they have slipped into another dimension. It is a unique and unforgettable experience.
At the end of the 150-long tunnel, there is a lake created by a dam completed in 1931.
The lake is 200 metres long, 10 to 50 metres wide and 1 to 8 metres deep. It is used as a depository for the irrigation of Kolymbia region. It is the only place in Rhodes where visitors can enjoy a swim in fresh water, cool natural springs and a beautiful forest around the lake. Those wishing to visit the dam and the cascade must turn left as they exit the tunnel.