The Devil’s Bridge
The Devils's Bridge: As you move away from Ancient Troezen, you will come across the Devil’s Bridge; an area of wild beauty and steep terrain. It is a beautiful gorge with lush vegetation, filled with oleanders, century old trees, and plane trees. In the background, a small river flows down from the mountains forming little lakes amid huge rocks along the way.
An amazing place for walking, hiking down the mountains, climbing, swimming or diving! It is a verdurous gorge where the landscape alternates between rocks, waterfalls and small lakes with crystal clear waters.
The entrance of the gorge is at an altitude of 565 meters, whereas the Devil’s Bridge is located towards the end of the route at an altitude of 85 meters. The ancient Tower of Theseus was built near the gorge exit (closer to Troezen). Under Frank domination, the ancient Tower was renamed Castle Damala.
On the stones of the bridge, there are goat tracks, maybe even devil tracks!!!
The myth reports that the local Pasha (a Turkish Lord) ordered the top stonemason, Chrysorrhoas, to construct a bridge over the river of Damala. If he failed, the Pasha would behead him. The first two attempts by Chrysorrhoas were fruitless. On the third and last attempt, fearing that he would lose his head, Chrysorrhoas made a deal with the Devil. In exchange for the Devil’s help to build the bridge, Chrysorrhoas offered him his soul. You can guess the rest of the story from the name of the bridge! The Devil’s Bridge…