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W15: The Bridge of Politsa

Our next stop is the Bridge of Politsa, located directly between the Ampelochori and Fortosi settlements. We head toward this Bridge after we pause on the site where the Arachthos River flows. In the past this was the long route that permitted locals to reach Ioannina. In the area of Ampelochori there are seven watermills. We should emphasise that the Katsanochoria, in contrast with the Tzoumerka region, lacked abundant water resources. In order to survive and meet their daily needs, residents made use of the Arachthos River, despite the difficult terrain and its long distances from the existing settlements. Few water sources and several wells served the locals. The watermill in the settlement of Kalentzi, which is no longer in use, only operated when an adjacent pit was able to provide water. This was typical of the difficulties that the local people experienced. Locals had to reach the gorge of the Arachtos River where three water mills operated. These were located on the sites of “Korvesia” right under the Tsouka Monastery, on a spot known as “Vallea” next to the Bridge of Politsa and on the site of “Klifki.”