Koutsos Bridge

Boutakas

Koutsos Bridge
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One of the least known stone bridges of Crete is the bridge of Boutakas or Koutsos located between the villages Vrises, Embrosneros and Vafes at province Apokoronas. It is the newest of two stone bridges of that area (there is also the famous bridge Elliniki Kamara which is more than 2000 years old). The bridge is still in use by cars and was built during the last decade of the 19th century by local craftsmen.

The strange name Koutsos (i.e. lame) is taken after a lame owner of the water mill next to the bridge. The bridge is in really good condition and access to it is very easy. It is located on the road that leads from Vrisses to Embrosneros. Below the bridge flows the river Boutakas which gets water from melting snow from Lefka Ori Range

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