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Lucius long river 23 kilometers stems from the plateau of Karkala and poured into the region Karitena.
Always according to the tradition of the River Lousios "bathed" Zeus from nymphs after birth.
Passing the Ancient Gortyn called Gortynia river, taking its name from the name of the region. A special feature is that its waters maintain the same temperature all year round.
In Lousios River organized and held near the bridge of Atsicholou, various sports such as rafting, kayak, trekking canyoning and other activities of specialized companies in the area.
Since the year 1997 has been designated "as a single archaeological site region" and is protected by the Ministry of Culture, having a rich flora and fauna coexist in a uniquely beautiful natural environment.
The peace and natural tranquility of the area have resulted in many instances as monastic hermitages, monasteries, churches and chapels. Among the most famous is the Monastery of the Philosopher and the Monastery Emialon.