Tour overview

A unique rafting experience, an easy and beautiful descent, ideal for beginners 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 bridge of Plaka* (very recently destroyed by floods and in process of reconstruction). 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.

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 destroyed Plaka Bridge

* About the bridge of Plaka:

It used to be the largest one-arch bridge of Balkans. Built in 1866, with a width of 40 meters, and a height of 19 meters was a point of attraction for the area. It was destroyed by the floods of January 2015. The attempts to find the missing pieces and reconstruct it has already begun. 

Activities

Tour Summary

Duration

4 hours

Period of Operation: All year round

Price: 40€/pp

 


Participation requirements

Basic Physical Condition, age 8 years and above for November – April, 4 years and above for May – October.

Tour Details

Tour inclusions
  • Local transfer (from the TH base to the starting point)
  • Professional guides
  • All necessary equipment (Neoprene suit and shocks, helmet, life jacket)
  • Digital Photos

FAQ

Meeting Point: Trekking Hellas Tzoumerka rafting base. Click here for our meeting point on the map

Meeting Time: 10.00 / 12.00 / 14.00

  • Swimming suit or second pair of underwear
  • Towel
  • Second pair of shoes that will get wet
  • Your own personal water bottle. As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.

Itinerary

10.00: arrive a rafting base

10.00-10.45: Wear wetsuits and take your equipment

10.45-11.20: Transfer to the starting point

11.20-11.45: Rafting lesson

11.45-14.00: Rafting with stops for a swim

14.30: Departure

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