Lunch in Eptalofos, Greece is worth a mention as there is a waterfall and we enjoyed our short time spent here. During our September 2022 trip to Greece we first visited Ancient Delphi and after spending the night traveled to Meteora. Our host at Almondhouse in Arachova, where we stayed, recommend we take an alternate route to Meteora instead of the usual route GPS advised. He told us about the town of Eptalofos that has a lovely town center, waterfall, good places to eat, and nice views. He was right on all accounts!
The drive to Eptalofos was lovely and the views were beautiful as we drove in the mountains of mainland Greece.
Although the town is a small Greek village, we seemed to drive around every street in Eptalofos before finding the waterfall. We must have made it much harder than it needed to be as it was actually right off of the main road. We parked along the side of the road and walked the short distance. Certainly had we not known to look for it we would not have found it as I don’t remember seeing a sign for it. Being that it was September we were glad to see the falls had not decreased to a trickle.
It was early afternoon and we decided to stop for coffee and a snack at the town square. We found a nice place in the shade and although we were the only ones there we were welcomed and our coffee, bread and tzatziki and saganaki. It was good. A very relaxing place and a place to just slow down and enjoy the surroundings. Even though we had some what of a language barrier we enjoyed chatting with our server. Somehow between my rudimentary Greek and his broken English we seemed to understand each other!
While we ate, some women were brought fresh greens and they sat at a table sorting them while chatting. We also enjoyed the sound of children playing in the square, giggling and running around. Doesn’t get much more authentic than this!
Water From a Tree?
In the square there is a tree that has water flowing from it. Not only does water flow from it, the staff at the restaurant get there water from here. We watched as our server went to the tree, filled a pitcher of water, and brought it to our table! If I understood correctly, there was a water pipe here and the tree slowly grew around it! Pretty cool.
On the Road Again
Back on the road we had about a 3 hour drive to Meteora. Not everything we do in Greece is fun and exciting. Steve drives as I don’t like to drive and he really doesn’t like my driving. This works well for both of us. Sitting still is not a virtue I have so I keep busy chit chatting, telling awesome stories to Steve and crocheting a baby blanket. Seems I find myself more amusing than he finds me. Regardless, we seem to pass the time
I don’t know why these signs make me laugh each time I see them. You certainly cannot misread them.
Eptalofos is a lovely village if you want to see a less touristy part of Greece and the waterfall is nice also.