- ABOUT THE SPOT
Rafting in Arachthos River, Tzoumerka, Epirus Region Greece
Tzoumerka is a relatively unexplored region that boasts picturesque villages, stunning natural landscape, lush vegetation and rushing rivers and waterfalls, that enchant visitors from the very first moment. The location is ideal for nature and tradition lovers who are looking for adrenaline outdoor activities in a pristine and authentic area. One of the favorite activities here is rafting in Arachthos river.
Apart from being one of the most beautiful rivers in the whole country, Arachthos river is considered by many as the best rafting destination in Greece. The spot provides three amazing routes with different levels of difficulty that cover all the demands and experience levels.
The most common route in Arachthos river starts from the bridge of Politsa and ends at the bridge of Plaka, crossing the most beautiful and enchanting part of the river. It is a relatively easy one, especially for beginners. The length of the route is 9 km/ 5.6 mi, it lasts about two hours and takes you through a pristine dense plantation, where you can see beautiful natural springs gushing from rock crevices, waterfalls and rare bird species nesting on trees.
This exciting rafting adventure ends at the bridge of Plaka, which is the tallest arch bridge in Greece. A more demanding route, that is an excellent choice for experienced rafters begins from the bridge of Charokopiou (Tsimbovo). Finally, the optimum periods for rafting in this spot is during spring and autumn months, depending on the river flow and weather conditions.
So, just come and enjoy this lifetime experience!!!