Kefalovryso Spring

THE ANCIENT SPRING OF THE INAHO RIVER

INTRO TO CAVE / FULL CAVE LEVELS

Kefalovryso is a mountainous village between Frangokoukra at 1648 meters and Mavrovouni at 1260 meters. Situated in dense vegetation with walnut trees, poplars, fruit trees and many plane trees.

The village is at an altitude of 750 meters and is located about 36 km from Argos. Up until 1928 it was called Ano Belesi and then renamed to Kefalovrysos. With respect to the spring of the ancient river Inahos, ruins have been found with reference to the construction style of Hadrian’s Aqueduct, which fed all of the Argidian plain. The spring of the ancient river Inahos, Lerni Mylon and Erasinos River are the three most important springs in the province of Argos.

Kefalovryso is a karst cave. Stalactite formations are found in the first chamber. Divers enter the cave through a small passage next to the village’s cemetery. In the Cave’s first section, there is an air space above water, where divers can surface and admire the stalactites that cover most of the chambers. Most of the cave is made up of clay. Clay covers also most of the bottom, created by rock deterioration. The clay and relative small tunnel shape of this cave for most of the time, create conditions for a zero visibility return. The maximum depth is 28 meters, for a penetration of 400 meters.

Photo: Laurent Miroult

CAVE DEPTH

  • Known max: -28 meters
  • Average: -12 meters

WATER TEMPERATURE

  • 11C

AVERAGE VISIBILITY

  • >25

RESTRICTIONS

  • One restriction near the end of the line

LINE CONDITION

  • Ok line, needs attention as in some areas its a bit loose
  • NO Directional markers

FLOW

  • Some

SEDIMENTS

  • Silty Cave, Clay needs care, possible no visibility return 

PERCOLATION

  • Some

Photo: Laurent Miroult

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