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The Roman Aqueduct

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Probably during the reign of the Emperor Agrippa, at the end of the 1st century BC, the Roman rulers of Lesvos
built an aqueduct to bring water along a convoluted 26km route from the springs of Mt Olympos
around the Gulf of Gera to Mitilene.
 The main surviving, and restored, section of seventeen three tiered arches spans a shallow valley near Moria,
a few kilometres north of Mitilene.

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Further away, hidden at the bottom of a deep valley in the forest at Paspala near Lambou Mili,
there are the bottom arches of another span bridging a small river.
 It is about 2km along an unsurfaced forest road, which leaves the main road
(there is a small signpost in Greek and English)
about 3˝km west of Lambou Mili in the direction of Kalloni.

Both of these spectacular sites feature in 'On Foot - Circular Walks on Lesvos'.

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