Georoute 15

Georoute Name: Toplou Monastery Gorge
Type:  Trekking
Length (Km): 3,03
Time: 1 h, 10 min
Initial elevation (m): 0
Final elevation (m): 0
Maximum elevation (m): 0
Minimum elevation (m): 0


Georoute 15 is considered one of the most significant georoutes of the area due to the exceptional geosites that it includes. The georoute begins west of Toplou Monastery, crosses the gorge and returns from a ridge back to its starting point. The entire georoute features a fantastic landscape and visitors can encounter numerous endemic flora species, fossils, as well as the erosional landforms called 'Tafoni'. In the small lakes formed in the canyon, one may encounter the Balkan Terrapin (Mauremys rivulata). At the end of the georoute, one should not neglect visiting Toplou monastery, which features a church museum and a winery.