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Rafting in Arachthos

Rafting in Arachthos

...a beautiful & fun experience!

ACTIVE PERIOD
throughout the year
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
3
DURATION
4 hrs
Rafting in Arachthos
Price from €40
PRICE FROM € 40 - RESERVE NOW!

Overview

"Rafting in Arachthos" is a unique rafting experience, an easy and beautiful descent, ideal for beginners & kids with some light waves, repeated turns and 2nd to 3rd-degree crossings.

We start our descent at the bridge of Politsa in Abelochori and end in the recently reconstructed bridge of Plaka*. The entrance to the narrow canyon of Arachtos is truly imposing, with the highest pitch reaching 700m. We see many springs coming out of the rocks from chinks, and rare birds nesting in the remote rocks of the canyon.

 

About the bridge of Plaka:

The largest one-arch bridge of the Balkans and the 3rd in Europe. It was built in 1866 - with a width of 40 meters and a height of 19 meters - and was a point of attraction for the whole area. It collapsed in January 2015 when torrential rains swelled and accelerated the flow of Arachthos. A major reconstruction project was set in place and, with the same techniques used by the original builders, pieces "rescued" and stones of the area it has been fully rebuilt!

Meeting point
Trekking Hellas Tzoumerka rafting base
Meeting time
10.00
End of activity
14.00
Meeting point
Trekking Hellas Tzoumerka rafting base
Meeting time
14.00 or 15.00 - upon confirmation
End of activity
18.00 / 19.00

Highlights

  • Arachtos river with its unique narrow canyon
  • Springs running down the narrow walls
  • Rare birdlife nesting in the gorge
  • Fun rapids
  • Pass by the fully reconstructed Plaka bridge
DISTANCE
10klm.

General Info

DURATION
4 hrs
ACTIVE PERIOD
throughout the year
PRICE

40€/per person 

Participation requirements

  • Basic physical condition  
  • Swimming knowledge 
  • Children participation ages vary according to season and are always subject to prevailing weather conditions

May - October : 4 years and above 
November - April: 8 years and above

Tour inclusions

  • All necessary local transfers for the operation of the activity
  • English speaking Trekking Hellas guides certified by the International Federation of Rafting (IRF)
  • All necessary equipment for the operation of the activity (neoprene suit & shoes, helmet, life jacket, paddle)
  • Taxes
  • Liability insurance

Tour exclusions

  • what is not mentioned above

Equipment

Reviews

Rafting in Arachthos

...a beautiful & fun experience!

Price from €40

RESERVE NOW

FAQs

What should I bring with me

  • What is listed above in Equipment section

When is the activity available

Throughout the year

What's the meeting point and time

Meeting point : Trekking Hellas Tzoumerka rafting base. Click here to see point on map.

Meeting Time: 10.00 for the morning activity.  14.00 or 15.00 (upon communication) for the afternoon activity

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