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Canyoning in Fonias Samothraki – Long Route

Canyoning in Fonias Samothraki – Long Route

Product Code : 5462

About The Place

Fonias Gorge on the enchanting island of Samothrace, Greece, is a natural masterpiece that invites adventurers into a world of untamed beauty and mystical allure. Carved over eons by the persistent flow of water, this gorge is a testament to the ancient forces that shaped the landscape.

As you enter Fonias Gorge, a sense of wonder envelops you. Towering cliffs, dressed in verdant greenery, create a dramatic backdrop for your journey. The sound of rushing water echoes through the air as you follow the path beside the stream, where pools of crystal-clear water mirror the lush surroundings.

The rugged terrain of the gorge is a testament to the island’s geological history. The layers of rock reveal a story that spans millions of years, and the erosive power of water has sculpted fantastical shapes that stir the imagination. Cascading waterfalls punctuate the landscape, adding a symphony of sound to the visual marvels.

Exploring Fonias Gorge isn’t just a physical adventure; it’s a sensory experience. The aroma of damp earth and the rustling of leaves underfoot create a symphony of scents and sounds that connect you with nature’s rhythm. Sunlight filters through the canopy, painting the path with patches of light and shadow.

As you delve deeper into the gorge, the surroundings become increasingly serene. The sounds of the outside world fade away, replaced by the whispering of the wind and the melodies of the stream. It’s a place of quiet contemplation, where the beauty of the natural world fosters a sense of tranquility.

For those who seek an authentic encounter with nature’s raw energy, Fonias Gorge delivers an unforgettable experience. It’s a place where time seems to stand still, where the ancient forces of water and rock come together to create a sanctuary of serenity and wonder. As you emerge from the gorge, the memories of its beauty and mystique remain, a testament to the unique charm of Samothrace’s untamed landscapes.


  • Duration of training: 30′

  • Duration of hiking before: 80′

  • Duration of main activity: 3.5 hours

  • Walking time after: 30 ‘

Total Duration

  • 6 hours

Full description

Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring wonders of Samothraki Island as you embark on a canyoning adventure through the renowned Fonias Gorge. Renowned as the island’s most popular and one of the most stunning canyoning routes, Fonias Gorge promises an unforgettable experience for adventurers seeking thrills and natural beauty.

The journey begins with a gentle hike alongside the river, weaving through the enchanting plane tree forest. As you traverse the path, you’ll be captivated by the serenity of the surroundings, setting the stage for an incredible expedition. Prepare for an upward ascent as the route gradually climbs vertically up the mountain, offering panoramic views and a sense of exhilaration.

Inside the majestic gorge, a mesmerizing world of waterfalls awaits. With a total of eight waterfalls, ranging up to an impressive 25 meters in height, you’ll be left in awe of their sheer beauty and power. Along the way, brace yourself for the excitement of two thrilling slides, adding an extra dose of adventure to your canyoning experience. Delight in the freedom to dive into crystal-clear pools, immersing yourself in the refreshing waters of the gorge.

Throughout the route, you’ll find an ample water supply, ensuring a dynamic and engaging journey. Embrace the opportunity to partake in exhilarating games and activities, further enhancing your canyoning experience.

To fully embrace the magic of Fonias Gorge, plan your visit during the suitable period of July-August. During this time, the weather conditions are ideal for canyoning, allowing you to make the most of your adventure and create lasting memories in this enchanting corner of Samothraki Island.

What to Bring

  • Swimwear (to wear)

  • An extra t-shirt

  • Underwear for later

  • Beach towel

  • Hair elastics (if necessary)

  • Comfortable clothes

  • Individual water bottle

  • Wear contact lenses or glasses with optical laces

  • Bring an extra pair of non-slip sports or hiking shoes + socks


  • Accredited Guides

  • Your personal equipment provided is neoprene suit, helmet, safety belt, special backpack

  • Photos / videos


  • Minimum number of people 6
  • The minimum age is 14 years
  • Normal physical and mental condition
  • Normal body weight
  • Comfort in swimming and at heights
  • No previous use of alcohol or drugs
  • Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian


  • Starting Time 9:00
  • Ending Time 15:00

Meeting point

Parking area near the Canyon

Cancellation Policy - Flexible

  • Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
  • In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
  • Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds

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