Hiking and Canoeing Lake Tsivlou
About The Place
Lake Tsivlou is located in the Municipality of Aegialia, Prefecture of Achaia, at an altitude of approximately 700 meters, on the slopes of Helmos. It was created on March 24, 1913, when a large landslide caused in the area blocked the bed of the river Krathis.
The lake has a surface of about 8.3 hectares and a depth of about 80 meters. Around and near the lake one can go hiking, where the greenery and the view will compensate him. Near the lake there are the villages of Peristera, Agia Varvara, and Zarouchla. The name of the lake comes from the village of Tsivlos which was partially submerged after the landslide. Local tradition also calls it Black Lake for the evil it caused.
Today, Lake Tsivlou is a very important wetland that hosts many species of flora and fauna. It is also a popular leisure and walking destination.
Paddle at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level
Hiking round the lake surrounded by a lush pine forest
- 3 Hours
Lake Tsivlou, a geological marvel born from a dramatic landslide in 1913, is nestled between the picturesque villages of Sylivena and Τsivlos in Greece. This captivating body of water boasts remarkable characteristics that make it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts. Its intriguing history and natural features make it a prime location for our Canoeing Lake Tsivlou tour.
One of the most remarkable aspects of Lake Tsivlou is its depth, plunging to remarkable depths that are a testament to its geological origin. The lake is primarily nourished by a network of subterranean springs and pristine forest streams, infusing it with crystal-clear waters. This unique combination of geological factors has bestowed upon Lake Tsivlou the distinction of being the youngest natural lake in all of Europe, a title it wears with pride.
Our adventure begins at the designated meeting point along the shores of Lake Tsivlou. As we gather, the serene ambiance of this pine-enshrouded lake is a prelude to the day’s excitement. To fully immerse ourselves in the wonders of this locale, we commence our journey with a scenic hike around the perimeter of the lake. The lush pine forest, with its towering trees and vibrant undergrowth, provides an idyllic backdrop for our exploration.
Prior to embarking on our canoeing adventure, we convene for essential preparations and a comprehensive safety briefing. Our experienced guides ensure that everyone is well-versed in the art of canoeing, ensuring a secure and enjoyable experience on the water. The adventure begins with some practice in the calm waters of the lake, allowing participants to familiarize themselves with the art of paddling.
Guided by our experienced instructors, we embark on a mesmerizing journey across the lake’s pristine surface. The circumnavigation of Lake Tsivlou offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, and the experience is tailored to suit the group’s dynamics. Families, adults, and adventure-seekers alike will find that our guides adapt the expedition to cater to various preferences. Whether it’s a leisurely paddle, thrilling races, or engaging water games, we ensure that everyone has a memorable mountain experience.
Following our invigorating paddling adventure, we pause to savor a traditional picnic by the tranquil shores of Lake Tsivlou. Here, amidst the serenity of nature, we indulge in a well-deserved meal that complements the day’s activities.
In the embrace of Lake Tsivlou’s natural beauty and the camaraderie of fellow adventurers, our Canoeing Lake Tsivlou tour promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of Greece’s pristine wilderness. With every stroke of the paddle and every step on the forested trail, we forge memories that celebrate the magnificence of this unique and youthful natural wonder.
What to Bring
Swimming suit & Towel
Hat, sunglasses, sunblock
Second pair of shoes that will get wet
Your own personal water bottle
English speaking Experienced Guide
First aid kits and other necessary equipment
Greek traditional Picnic
- Basic physical condition
- Basic swimming knowledge
- Minimum 8 years and older
- Filling in an participation form
- Starting Time 11:00 & 15:00
- Ending Time 14:00 & 18:00
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