Agali Gorge Φαράγγι Αγάλης
Agali Gorge Φαράγγι Αγάλης. A beautiful gorge, climbing to the top of Dirfis, passing through many, small but remarkable habitats. The Agali gorge is located west of Dirfis, moving uphill, heading southwest to northwest, at a distance of 6km. The ideal route is the circular that starts and ends at the village of Agios Athanasios and is 18 km long, four of which are on a path in the gorge, 10 on rural roads and the last 4 on the asphalt road connecting the villages of Loutsa and Ag . Athanasios. Its longest stretch is through a stream that is dry in the summer and autumn, while in the spring it fills water and forms beautiful lakes and waterfalls. This stream originates from the sources Arkoudovrysi
and Kryovrisi, in the gorge, which are also the main sources of the Messapios
River. At two points the gorge drains and the paths are directed towards the Voidokleftra cave, the first and the top of the Dirfy the second. The name "Agali", as the inhabitants say, comes from "agali" as in the many narrow and uphill areas the walkers are obliged to travel slowly. An important advantage over other gorges is the safe and secure path, as well as the comfortable road access to the entrance. Following the route you will pass by cliffs, slopes, small torrents, riparian forests, small meadows and a series of small ecosystems. Agali Gorge - Φαράγγι Αγάλης
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The vegetation just before its entrance is Mediterranean and consists of a pine forest of Aleppo which gives its place in holly, oregano, thyme, rosemary and other shrubs. The riverbed is covered with centuries-old plane trees, lizards, sorbs, gorksies, etc. The most humid places are oak trees, maples and chestnut trees, while at the highest point begins a forest of Kefalonia
fir. The rare flowers are those that grow at the bottom of Dirfy. These include Primula vulgaris sibthorpii, rare Linum aroanicum, Asperula suffruticosa, Corydalis bulbosa blanda, Malcolmia macrocalyx scyria, Dirphis silene dirphya, Sideritis euboea tea, Aethionema iberideum, Campanula cymaea , Nepeta argolica dirphya and the viola of Dirhis Viola dirphya.
Birds are made up of many birds living on the gorges of the gorge. The most important are golden eagles, Short-toed Eagle, buzzards, long-legged buzzards, sfikiarides, Peregrines, kestrels, Lanner Falcon, jacket, Tawny, partridges, Blue Rock Thrush, pyrrokotsyfes
, Eurasian nuthatch, Western Rock Nuthatch, vounotsichlona snow Alpine accentor, redstart, European Nightjar, various woodpeckers and tits, Eurasian Siskin , tortoiseshells, red-eyed, yellow-haired, ravens, etc.
The reptile is rich, as it is favored by the presence of springs and the rocky environment
. Here live salamanders, toadstools, greenfishes, tree turtles, tortoises, Mediterranean turtles, tortoiseshells, greenery, tsunasaras, wall-toasos, bayonets, bayonets, sunscreens, saplings, safflower. From mammals in the area live fowls, slugs, ferrets, ferrets, hedgehogs, foxhoids and small rodents, while in the surrounding caves bats live.