Photographer's Note

This is part of the huge complex of the Roman Acueduct, located in the springs of Louros river, close to the village of Aghios Georgios, where you can also see a "dristella", a traditional, ecological washing machine (***CHECK HERE*** and ***HERE***).

The aqueduct was constructed after 31 BC, after the foundation of Nikopolis by Octavianus Augustus for the water supply of the new city.It carried the water from the springs of Louros to two cisterns in the Nymphaeum of Nikopolis, about 50 km to the south. It actually consists of three parts, each constructed in a different manner:

1.a channel with a vaulted, water-proof roof and ventilation shafts
2.a tunnel quarried out in the Kokkinopilos valley (***CHECK HERE***) and
3.arcaded bridges that carried the water across the hills.


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