According to legend, the Neda river took its name from a nymph entrusted by Rhea to protect her son Zeus from his father Cronus. He was a jealous deity who, fearing his children might take his throne, had swallowed every other child Rhea had given birth to. Together with Theisoa and Agno, Neda took care of baby Zeus feeding him on milk and honey and bathing him in the river.
     Depending on the time of year, you too can bathe in the river; picnic on its banks; seek out ancient bridges or, if you want a really cool summer adventure, follow the course of the river through a sunless gorge lined with white rocks.

Neda river
Ancient Phigaleia Neda river

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