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Rafting & Hiking experience, in Arcadia

Rafting & Hiking experience, in Arcadia

...amazing natural environment

ACTIVE PERIOD
Throughout the year
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
2
DURATION
2 days
Rafting & Hiking experience, in Arcadia
Price from €190
PRICE FROM € 190 - DECLARE INTEREST

Overview

A "compact" two-day experience in one of the most authentic areas of Greece, at the mythical heart of the Peloponnese.

It includes rafting in Lousios-Alfios rivers and hiking in the impressive Lousios Gorge, combined with a pleasant stay in the traditional village of Stemnitsa or Dimitsana.

The Rafting & Hiking Experience, in Arcadia is a self-guided program and you will receive all necessary information from us in advance, in order to commence your journey independently. 

Day 1
Rafting in Lousios-Alfios
Day 2
Hiking in Lousios gorge

Activities / Schedule

Rafting in Lousios-Alfios river

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. Discover the hidden natural wonders of the area, starting from Lousios, continuing to Alfios River, and ending to the spectacular bridge of “Koukos”.

Total duration of the activity: about 5 hours.

Upon arrival to our base in the village of Maratha, our team will welcome you and you will be given your wet suits and equipment. You will then enter our bus taking you to the starting point of the descent where the rafting guides give you a short lesson on safety and paddling. The descent lasts about 2 hours with various stops to admire nature and play! We end to the spectacular Koukos bridge from where we walk to the stunning waterfall of Vrondos.

Overnight in Stemnitsa or Dimitsana in a traditional guesthouse.

Hiking in Lousios gorge

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

190€/pp for min 6 participants
200€/pp for min 4 participants
265€/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, in Arcadia

...amazing natural environment

Price from €190

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FAQs

What should I bring with me?

  • What is listed above in Equipment section

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