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 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.
- Arachthos river with its unique narrow canyon
- Springs running down the narrow walls
- Rare bird life nesting in the gorge
- Fun rapids
- Pass by the destroyed Plaka Bridge
Words of interest:
Arachthos river: Its source at Pindus mountains, is 110km (68ml) long.
Plaka bridge: 19th century stone one arch bridge that collapsed during the floods of 1 February 2015. It’s arch of 40m (130ft) width and 17,61 (57ft 9in) height , it was the largest one-arch bridge in Balkans and Greece and the third stone one-arch bridge in Europe. It was considered one of the most difficult one arch bridge to construct. The bridge was one of the most impressive examples of the Greek popular architecture.
Period of Operation: All year round
Basic Physical Condition, age 8 years and above for November – April, 4 years and above for May – October.
- Local transfer (from the TH base to the starting point)
- Professional guides
- All necessary equipment (Neopren suit and shocks, helmet, life jacket)
- Digital Photos
10.00: Arrive at the 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 swim