Paragliding in Velia, Kalavrita, Peloponnese Region Greece

Best Period:
All Year
Take Off Altitude:
1543 m/5061 ft
Kalavrita is a small picturesque town, located in Achaia. It is a popular tourist destination that attracts visitors both winter and summer months. The well-known ski resort, the amazing Cave of the Lakes and the beautiful pine forests are only some of the challenges in the region.

Paragliding is a recreational extreme sport that is becoming more and more popular here. Thanks to the geographical position and ideal weather conditions, the area offers ten different flying sites that are internationally known by paragliding fans.

Velia is definitely one of them!! It nestles among two large valleys that are excellent for flying over. During the flight, you will be amazed by the beauty of some picturesque neighboring villages, valleys, mountains and historical sites. The take off altitude is at 1543 m/5061 ft above sea level and the take off is made from the ski center on antennas, in order to land on the Louson Valley.

In addition, the site is appropriate for both the amateur and advanced pilot. Favored with amazing Mediterranean climate, Velia welcomes paragliders at any time of the year. Finally, the spot is suitable for long distance flights to all wind directions, as the conditions are ideal to gain height easily.