In the ruined settlement of Kolokassia Sfakion, in the church of Panagia, a stream is formed, which gathers the waters of the small ravine of the village. After crossing the olive grove of the village it forms in a small wild canyon called Rekta. Its name means ‘waterfall’.
Inside the canyon, a spectacular 20-meter waterfall is created and the canyon crosses with the rope. After the waterfall, the visitor will see many rock ceilings and caves, where in the past shepherds used them as shepherds for animals. We meet other smaller waterfalls as well as a carob forest.
At some point before the exit of the canyon, we come across an old trail, descending from the west side, ascending to the east side of the canyon and descending to a rocky roof.
At this point the view is magical. The visitor can see all the beautiful natural wildlife of the gorge and the plain of Frangokastello that stretches after the village of Agios Nektarios.
The rock ceiling has been converted into a temple in recent years, at the instigation of Pope George Haniotis, who according to what he saw pictures of scattered images inside the church and pictures of the blind Saint Anthimus from Cephalonia.
The rock ceiling has been transformed into a temple in recent years, at the urging of Pope George Haniotis, who he said saw it in vision. Inside the church, there are scattered pictures of the blind Saint Anthimus from Cephalonia.
Kolokassia is a ruined settlement in Sfakia. Its inhabitants abandoned it mainly because of its isolated location and settled in Saint Nectarios. Some of the ruined houses have been restored by the Germans who bought the ruins. The simple traditional architecture of Sfakia is reflected in this settlement.