Tour overview

Enjoy rafting and hiking in the heart of Peloponnese and traditional hospitality in a picturesque village! At the centre of Peloponnese is the region of mountainous Arcadia, offering amazing opportunities for exploration of the Greek nature, in combination to a pleasant stay in picturesque stone villages.

  • 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

Activities

Tour Summary

Duration

2 days

Period of operation: Throughout the year

Price:

Self Drive Option:

  • 180€/pp for min 6 participants
  • 190€/pp for min 4 participants
  • 255€/pp for min 2 participants

Fully Guided Option:

  • 460€/pp for min 4 participants
  • 630€/pp for min 2 participants

 


Participation requirements

  • Basic physical condition
  • Age 8 years and above

Tour Details

Tour inclusions

Self Drive Option:

  • Accommodation in local guesthouse with breakfast sharing double rooms.
  • Rafting in Lousios Gorge with lunch
  • Ηiking in Lousios Gorge with lunch

Fully Guided Option:

  • Accommodation in local guesthouse with breakfast sharing double rooms.
  • Rafting in Lousios Gorge with lunch
  • Ηiking in Lousios Gorge with lunch
  • English speaking driver – guide
  • Car rental including tolls and fuel
  • Meals: 1 dinner & 2 lunches

Itinerary

The trip starts and ends in Athens.

In the guided mode, your English speaking driver meets you at your hotel and you drive together to the village of Stemnitsa.

In the self-guided mode you will have received all necessary information from us in order to commence your journey independently.

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.

The whole process lasts about 5 hours.

Initially you will be given your wet suits and equipment. We then drive 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 in a traditional guesthouse.

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.

Highlights:

  • Unique scenery of the spectacular gorge
  • The monastery of St.John Prodromos built on the cliffs of the gorge
  • The archaeological ruins of ancient Gortys
  • Picnic and refreshing swim in Lousios riverbanks

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