Rafting, Arachthos, Epirus
What is rafting?
River descent with inflatable boats. The crew consists of 6-8 paddlers and one professional river guide.
Where can I do rafting?
- Peloponnese - Lousios & Alfios River (grade II-III), Ladonas River
- Evrytania - Acheloos River (grade I), Tavropos River (grade II), Trikeriotis River (grade III)
- Meteora - Aspropotamos (grade III),
Aliakmonas (various difficulty levels from 1-5)
- Grevena - Venetikos river (various difficulty levels from 1-5), Mileopotamos River (grade IV)
Krikeliotis, Evritania courtesy of Marketing Greece
- Kissavos - Pinios (various difficulty levels from 1-3)
- Zagorochoria - Voidomatis (grade I-II)
- Serres - Alistrati, Aggitis (grade II)
- Drama - River Aggitis (grade of difficulty 3), River Nestos (grade of difficulty 2)
- Kastoria - Nestorio (grade II)
- Tzoumerka - Kalaritikos, (grade IV) Arachthos (various difficulty levels from 1-4)
- Nafpaktia - Evinos (grade II)
- Mountainous Pella - Moglenitsas, Edessaios
- Xanthi - Nestos (difficulty level 1-3)
- Drama- Angitis (difficulty level 3)
Lousios, Arcadia, Peloponnese
And in other places in Greece.
When can I do rafting?
Rafting usually takes place in Greece between October to May, though in some rivers you can enjoy rafting throughout the year.
In order to participate in a descent you have to start from rafting in rivers of 1st and 2nd grade of difficulty. You can then gradually continue to more difficult descents of 3rd-4th degree of difficulty. You must know how to swim and be in good physical condition.
What do I need to carry with me?
What you need to have with you is a pair of shoes that will get wet, a swimming suit, a t-shirt and a towel.
A neoprene suit and pair of socks, windproof jacket, helmet, life jacket and a paddle.
Kremaston Lake, Karpenisi