Adventure teams doing rafting on the cold waters of the Voidomatis
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Popular destinations for rafting & canyoning

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Whether on the mainland or an island, Greece’s gorges promise a unique rafting and canyoning experience. 

Whether on the mainland or an island, Greece’s gorges promise a unique rafting and canyoning experience. 
Here are the most popular destinations… The rest is up to you!

Rafting in Greece

1. Voidomatis: One of the easiest and most scenic Greek rivers to descend. It is ideal for beginners and the route terminates at a traditional arched bridge.
2. Evinos: A pleasant and easy river, good for beginners as well as more advanced rafters. The usual 9km route terminates at Hani tou Bania (Vlahomantra).
3. Arahthos: 17 exciting kilometres and a spectacular gorge at the end await somewhat more experienced rafters. The section between the bridge of Tsibovou and the stone bridge of Plaka, which is the largest single-arched bridge in the world, is particularly impressive, though the entire river is full of spectacular scenery. This is an absolute must-do.
4. Venetikos: This gorgeous river combines easy and difficult sections. One of the hard bits is between the bridges of Trikomo and Spanos.
5. Tavropos: A green and pleasant route that passes under the old stone Viniani bridge in the section between the Dafni bridge and Parkios village.
6. Aliakmonas: Aliakmonas will reward more experienced rafters. Some tricky and impressive rapids in the initial section and near Nestorio, Kastoria, provide a beautiful and demanding descent.

Canyoning in Greece

1. Kalypso in Kissavos: Vertical rocks, pools and 75m high cascades need experience before you manage to experience their fluid beauty.
2. Vikaki in Zagori: Easy yet impressive, canyoning the Vikaki begins in a narrow opening between two vertical rocks and terminates at the Lazaridi bridge.
3. Viniani in Evrytania: This gorge boasts incredible natural scenery. You start at the old village and end at an old stone bridge after traversing five cascades.
4. Spileo in Grevena: This is a medium-difficulty gorge with vertical sides rising 200m, quite a lot of water and small cascades.
5. Lousios in Arcadia: This gorge offers two routes: the shorter one involves swimming but no ropes while the longer one includes a 15m waterfall which must be crossed by rappelling down a bridge.

Rafting on the Lousios river in Mountainous Arcadia

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