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Rafting & Hiking experience - fully guided

Rafting & Hiking experience - fully guided

...an unexplored destination!

ACTIVE PERIOD
Throughout the year
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
2
DURATION
2 days
Rafting & Hiking experience - fully guided
Price from €470
PRICE FROM € 470 - DECLARE INTEREST

Overview

Arcadia, a "mythical" destination known for its traditional stone built villages, old monasteries, archeological sites, rich history and its breathtaking scenery. 

The Rafting & Hiking Experience is a 2-day excursion, packed with adventure in the mountainous heart of the Peloponnese. It includes whitewater rafting in the beautiful Lousios-Alfios rivers and hiking in the impressive gorge of Lousios, combined with traditional hospitality in a picturesque village.

 

* The trip starts and ends in Athens, with hotel pick up & transfer to/from Arcadia.  

Day 1
Athens to Stemnitsa - Rafting
Day 2
Hiking in Lousios gorge - return to Athens

Activities / Schedule

From Athens to Stemnitsa and Rafting

Your English speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel in Athens and drive to the village of Stemnitsa.

On your first day you will enjoy your rafting experience at the banks of Lousios river, where Zeus the father of Olympian gods bathed after his birth, according to Pausanias the Greek traveler and geographer of the 2nd century AD. A 2nd degree of difficulty rafting descent in the river’s crystal clear waters, inside a spectacular densely vegetated gorge. 

Total duration of the activity: about 5 hours.

Upon arrival, you will be given your wet suits and equipment. We then drive to the starting point of the descent where the rafting guides will give an introductory lesson on safety and paddling. The descent lasts about 2 hours with various stops to admire nature and play in the water! The finish is just before the spectacular stone bridge of "Koukos", from where we walk to the stunning waterfall of "Vrondos".

Overnight in Stemnitsa in a traditional guesthouse.

Hiking in Lousios gorge, return to Athens

After our wonderful homemade breakfast we will drive to the starting point for today’s hike.
A hike into untouched nature following the path of history.

We walk in trails parallel and through Lousios river gorge, also known as the “Mount Athos of the Peloponnese”, on account of the monasteries that appear to be literally hanging from the cliffs. We visit the most historical monasteries and end the trek at the archaeological site of Ancient Gortyna, along the rushing Lousios river that used to be named Gortynios in the ancient times. A refreshing swim, weather permitting, and a delicious homemade picnic will close the day. 

Important Info

In a glance

CURRENCY
euro (€)
TIMEZONE
UTC+02:00 (EET)

Highlights

  • Discover some of the most beautiful landscapes in Greece, with dramatic hills, stunning gorges and flowing rivers.
  • Explore the traditional villages, of Karytaina, Dimitsana and Stemnitsa, for a unique experience of the real cultural Greece.
  • Enjoy your stay at a traditional charming hotel and experience the non-touristy side of Greece.
  • Paddle along with our rafting team in one of the most beautiful rivers of our country and share their passion in the most fascinating way!
  • Visit the stunning cliff-hanging monastery of Prodromos in Lousios Gorge

Price

470€/pp for min 4 participants
640€/pp for min 2 participants

General Information

Equipment

For Rafting:

  • Swimming suit or second pair of underwear
  • Second pair of shoes that will get wet
  • Towel

For Hiking:

  • Small backpack
  • Hiking or non-slippery sports shoes (boots are not necessary)
  • Long hiking pants
  • Second T-shirt
  • Windproof jacket
  • Hat or beanie
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock

Your own personal water bottle. As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.

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Rafting & Hiking experience - fully guided

...an unexplored destination!

Price from €470

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FAQs

What should I bring with me?

  • What is listed above in Equipment section

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