Kato Kalentini

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Settlement: Agios Konstantinos

Kato Kalentini is located above the artificial lake of Pournari overlooking a spectacular mountain landscape hiding an impressive submerged village. It is the settlement of Fagos of Kato Kalentini, which disappeared after the creation of the dam.

At certain times of the year, especially in the autumn, when the dam is open and the lake level drops , the old buildings come to light  such as the imposing building of the old elementary school looming as  a ghost of the past. Remnants of another era swallowed by the water and ravaged by the power of nature. There are still the trees and the tree-rooftops from the settlement that sank into the waters.Most people though are ignorant  of its existence. The construction of the Pournari Dam began in 1981 and was completed in 1997. It is the second largest in Greece after that of Mornos,whose base reaches a width of 450 meters and a height of 107 meters.