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Canyoning in Papadima gorge

Canyoning in Papadima gorge

Product Code : 6242

About The Place

The Tzoumerka Mountains, a majestic range situated in the enchanting region of Epirus, Greece, captivate the senses with their rugged beauty, rich geological history, diverse fauna, and vibrant cultural tapestry. Spanning an area of approximately 800 square kilometers, these mountains provide a stunning backdrop to the landscapes of Epirus.

Geologically, the Tzoumerka Mountains are predominantly composed of limestone, shaping the dramatic cliffs and deep gorges that define the region. Over millions of years, geological forces have sculpted the landscape, resulting in a topography marked by steep slopes, rocky outcrops, and intricate formations. The Tzoumerka mountain range is part of the Pindus mountain system, and its geological complexity contributes to the unique character of the region.

One of the most notable geological features in the Tzoumerka Mountains is the Vikos Gorge, often referred to as the deepest gorge in the world. Carved by the Voidomatis River, a tributary of the Aoos River, the gorge is a testament to the erosive power of water and the geological forces that have shaped the landscape over millennia. Hiking along the rim of Vikos Gorge offers breathtaking views of the steep cliffs and the pristine natural beauty that characterizes the Tzoumerka Mountains.

The fauna of the Tzoumerka Mountains adds another layer of richness to this ecological haven. The region is home to a variety of wildlife, including brown bears, wild boars, deer, and a diverse range of bird species. The mountains provide a habitat for rare and endemic flora, adding to the biodiversity of the area. Hiking trails and nature walks offer opportunities to encounter the diverse fauna while exploring the remote corners of this mountainous expanse.

Culturally, the Tzoumerka Mountains are steeped in tradition and folklore. The villages scattered across the slopes of the mountains, such as Syrrako and Kalarrites, preserve a unique architectural heritage with stone-built houses and cobbled streets. The local communities maintain a deep connection to the land, practicing age-old customs and celebrating traditional festivals that reflect the rhythms of nature.

The Tzoumerka Mountains are also renowned for their monasteries, perched on cliffs and nestled within the folds of the landscape. The Monastery of Kipina, clinging to the side of a gorge, is a testament to the resilience of human settlement in these rugged terrains. These monastic retreats, with their historical and spiritual significance, add a layer of cultural depth to the Tzoumerka experience.

Visitors to the Tzoumerka Mountains can partake in a range of activities that showcase the region’s natural and cultural wealth. Hiking trails, rock climbing, and river rafting provide avenues for adventure, while the local cuisine, influenced by the agricultural practices of the region, offers a taste of authentic Epirotic flavors.

In conclusion, the Tzoumerka Mountains in Epirus, Greece, stand as a testament to the geological forces that have shaped the landscape, the diverse fauna that inhabits its slopes, and the rich cultural heritage of the local communities. This mountainous realm invites exploration, promising a journey through breathtaking vistas and an immersion into the timeless traditions of Epirus.

Total Duration

  • 4 Hours

Full description

Embark on an extraordinary adventure and immerse yourself in the captivating world of canyoning in Papadima Gorge, located in Tzoumerka. This thrilling experience offers a 3.5-hour route that is perfect for beginners and families with children ages 10 and above. With our certified and experienced guides leading the way, you can feel confident and secure throughout the journey.

This impressive gorge, situated in the majestic Athamanic mountain range or Tzoumerka, mesmerizes with its breathtaking landscape, steep cliffs, and awe-inspiring peaks.

Our exhilarating adventure commences in Charocopi village, where a short 5-minute hike leads us into the heart of the gorge. Prepare to be amazed as we encounter a series of impressive rappels ranging from 6 to 20 meters, thrilling jumps, mesmerizing waterfalls, and natural water slides along the way.

The landscape of Papadima Gorge will reward us throughout the 3.5-hour journey, culminating in a scenic 15-minute hike to exit the gorge, ultimately arriving at the Tsibovos Bridge.

During our canyoning expedition, we’ll encounter:

  • 7 magnificent waterfalls (ranging from a 6-meter to a 20-meter rappel)
  • Exciting jumps
  • Natural water slides

Don’t miss the opportunity to book your spot and experience this unique adventure in Papadima Gorge, knowing that the safety and security of our participants are ensured by our experienced canyoning guides.

Suitable season: April to November

What to Bring

  • Towel

  • Swimsuit

  • Second pair of shoes that will get wet


  • Special equipment needed for canyoning (neoprene suits, helmets, baudrier and belts, ropes.) 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 10+ accompanied by a legal guardian


  • Starting time 10:00
  • Ending time 13:30

Meeting point

Tsimovo Bridge

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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