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Canyoning in Gkoura, Parnitha

Canyoning in Gkoura, Parnitha

Product Code : 2103

About The Place

Parnitha, an awe-inspiring mountain range in close proximity to Athens, Greece, is a captivating testament to nature’s grandeur and historical significance. Its diverse landscape encompasses lush forests, picturesque meadows, and rugged peaks, forming a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts eager to hike its trails and immerse themselves in its unspoiled beauty. Beyond its scenic charm, Parnitha carries a rich historical legacy, interwoven with myths and legends from antiquity.

This mountain has hosted the footsteps of emperors, philosophers, and warriors, leaving behind ancient ruins that tell stories of times long past. Notably, Parnitha is also home to a National Park, a sanctuary that safeguards its unique ecosystems, flora, and fauna. This protected area ensures that future generations can continue to revel in the wonders of Parnitha’s landscape, creating a harmonious balance between preserving history and appreciating the natural world.

Highlights of the Canyoning

  • Number of descents: 16

  • Maximum descent: 10 meters

  • Total Length: 4500m

Total Duration

  • 9 Hours

Full description

The Gkoura spring, situated in Mt. Parnitha, features a picturesque stream known as the Gkoura stream, which possesses a captivating charm. Adorned with lush vegetation, its primary section begins from Pan’s cave and extends all the way to the Monastery of Kleiston in Fyli. Typically, the stream maintains a sufficient water flow, creating natural pools suitable for swimming. However, during the summer, water becomes scarce, and in some months, it may even run dry. With a total of 16 waterfalls, Gkoura gorge offers an enjoyable experience for people of all skill levels.

Gkoura gorge provides an opportunity for both river trekking and hiking, thanks to its considerable length of 4.5 km. During the spring season, abundant flowing water enhances the gorge’s appeal, making it an ideal location for jumping and sliding on natural platforms. It’s worth noting that Gkoura holds historical significance for canyoning enthusiasts, possibly being one of the earliest canyoning descents in Greece.

The hike to reach the gorge’s entrance will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete. Upon arrival, there will be a beginner’s lesson lasting about twenty minutes.

What to Bring

  • Shoes suitable for walking on uneven ground and protect the ankle

  • Water

  • Second pair of socks

  • Second pair of shoes (to wear after the gorge)

  • Sports outfit

  • Second clothing (to wear after the gorge)

  • Energy snack

  • Swimsuit

  • Towel


  • Certified and Experienced Guides from ICAN World Organization

  • All the necessary equipment (harness, helmet, gloves, personal equipment, neoprene suit and socks)

  • Team equipment

  • Taxes

  • Photo gallery

  • Liability insurance


  • 18 years and older
  • Mental and physical health
  • Good physical condition
  • Swimming knowledge
  • No previous canyoning experience required
  • Prior experience in rocky terrain


  • Meeting time 06.00
  • End of activity 15.00

Meeting point

Moni Kleiston, Fyli

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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Sold By: Trekking Hellas Evia


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