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Rafting in Arachthos River

Plaka, Tzoumerka

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.

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

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

WHEN IS THIS ACTIVITY AVAILABLE
Throughout the year

WHAT’S THE MEETING POINT AND TIME ?
Meeting Point: Trekking Hellas Tzoumerka rafting base.
Meeting Time: 10.00 / 12.00 / 14.00

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME
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.

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