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Canyoning in Kolymbethres

Canyoning in Kolymbethres

Product Code : 6275

About The Place

Nestled in the rugged and captivating landscape of Epirus, Greece, Papingo village stands as a testament to traditional mountain living and architectural splendor. Comprising two distinct settlements, Megalo Papingo (Big Papingo) and Mikro Papingo (Small Papingo), this village is situated in the Vikos–Aoös National Park, an area celebrated for its breathtaking natural beauty.

Megalo Papingo and Mikro Papingo are perched at an altitude of approximately 960 meters (3,150 feet) and 850 meters (2,790 feet) respectively, offering commanding views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The village is renowned for its stone-built houses with slate roofs, blending seamlessly with the natural environment and exuding a timeless charm.

One of the defining features of Papingo is its proximity to the Vikos Gorge, often regarded as one of the deepest gorges in the world. The gorge, with its vertical limestone walls, is a haven for hikers and nature enthusiasts. Papingo serves as a gateway to the Vikos Gorge, attracting visitors keen on exploring the trails that lead to the gorge and witnessing its awe-inspiring geological formations.

Papingo is not merely a tourist destination; it is a living, breathing community that has retained its cultural authenticity. The villagers, known for their warm hospitality, have preserved age-old traditions, and the architecture of the village reflects the local craftsmanship that has been passed down through generations.

Visitors to Papingo have the opportunity to indulge in authentic Epirotic cuisine in traditional tavernas, where locally sourced ingredients and traditional recipes offer a taste of the region’s gastronomic heritage. The cuisine often features local cheeses, such as the renowned Metsovone, produced in nearby Metsovo.

Accommodations in Papingo range from charming guesthouses to small inns, allowing visitors to experience the tranquility of mountain living while enjoying the comforts of well-appointed lodgings. The village, though relatively small, boasts a vibrant atmosphere, especially during the summer months when tourists flock to explore the natural wonders of the area.

The natural surroundings of Papingo offer numerous outdoor activities, from trekking and hiking to birdwatching and rock climbing. The village’s strategic location allows easy access to other attractions in the region, including traditional stone bridges, alpine lakes, and the charming town of Ioannina.

In essence, Papingo village in Epirus is a harmonious blend of natural splendor and cultural authenticity. Beyond its postcard-worthy appearance, the village offers a gateway to the pristine wilderness of the Vikos–Aoös National Park, making it a haven for those seeking both adventure and a retreat into the timeless charm of Greek mountain life.

Total Duration

  • 2 Hours

Full description

Embark on an extraordinary and unparalleled adventure as you indulge in the exhilarating world of canyoning in Nefeli Gorge, located in Papigo, Zagorochoria. This unique experience offers a 2-hour route that is perfect for beginners and families with children ages 5 and above. With our certified and experienced guides leading the way, you can feel confident and secure throughout the journey.

Nefeli Gorge, nestled in the captivating Papigo village within the Zagorochoria region, sets the stage for a remarkable canyoning experience. This easy route will take you on a thrilling exploration, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Our adventure begins with two exciting climbing sections, adding an element of excitement and challenge. As you conquer these climbs, get ready for the thrill of rappelling down a 6-meter natural rock wall, not just once but twice! The adrenaline continues as you soar through the air on a small 12-meter flying fox, creating unforgettable memories.

To make the experience even more enjoyable for families, we have included a small playground that is ideal for children ages 5 and above. This allows the little ones to familiarize themselves with the world of canyoning in a safe and fun environment.

Book now and be a part of this unique canyoning adventure in Nefeli Gorge, knowing that your safety and security are prioritized by our certified canyoning guides.

Suitable season: April to November

What to Bring

  • Towel

  • Swimsuit

  • Sneakers


  • Special equipment needed for canyoning (neoprene suits, helmets, baudrier and belts, ropes.)

  • Certified guides

  • Free video and photos, recorded with a GoPro (you will need to bring an at least 8gb USB stick)

  • Civil Liability Insurance


  • Minimum 4 people
  • Maximum 20 people
  • Ages 5+ accompanied by a legal guardian


  • Starting time 10:00
  • Ending time 12:00

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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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