Șipot Waterfalls on Strei Valley

From the heart of the Dacian Kingdom and the Șureanu Mountains, a river with crystalline waters flows and sometimes glows with golden sparkles, igniting the imagination of treasure hunters. Old legends still dwell along the magical valley of Strei, inside the Grădiștea Muncelului – Cioclovina Natural Park. One of the less hidden treasures of the valley unravels a short distance from the village of Petros, where a small torrent tumbles down from the ridge, announcing the marvels that await for us upstream. Known as the Șipot Waterfall, this stupendous collection of smaller and bigger waterfalls create an impressive natural setting. Climbing up the river to its underground source, we have the unique chance to admire countless splendid falls, some glistening in incredible turquoise colors. At times through moss-covered rocks or over old fallen tree trunks, the wild creek creates its way to the valley of Strei. The biggest marvel awaits at the end of the trail, right where the stream storms out of a cave and creates endless thin ribbons of water that envelop a giant chandelier made of mossy boulders and rocks…

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