Nefeli canyon & River Trekking in Voidomatis
About The Place
Papigko Village and Voidomatis River: A Tranquil Retreat in Epirus, Greece
Nestled in the rugged landscapes of Epirus, Greece, Papigko Village stands as a testament to the timeless beauty of traditional Greek mountain villages. Surrounded by the Pindus mountain range, Papigko is a cluster of stone-built houses with red-tiled roofs that blend seamlessly into the natural environment. The village exudes an old-world charm, offering visitors a tranquil retreat far from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
One of the defining features of Papigko is its proximity to the Voidomatis River, a crystal-clear waterway that meanders through the heart of the Pindus mountains. Voidomatis is renowned for its pristine waters, which are so clear that one can see the riverbed even at considerable depths. The river is fed by the melting snow of the surrounding peaks, resulting in a refreshing and invigorating flow that enhances the overall serenity of the area.
The Voidomatis River is more than just a picturesque backdrop; it is also a destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking adventure. The river is known for its excellent conditions for kayaking and rafting, attracting thrill-seekers from around the world. The juxtaposition of the adrenaline-pumping water activities against the serene mountain backdrop creates a unique experience that caters to a diverse range of visitors.
For those who prefer a more leisurely exploration, the riverbanks offer idyllic spots for picnics or simply unwinding with the soothing sound of flowing water as a backdrop. The lush greenery that surrounds Voidomatis contributes to the sense of being enveloped in nature, making it an ideal setting for relaxation and contemplation.
Back in Papigko Village, visitors can wander through its narrow cobblestone streets, adorned with vibrant flowers in the warmer months. Traditional tavernas beckon with the promise of authentic Greek cuisine, allowing visitors to savor local delicacies while enjoying the warm hospitality of the villagers. The architecture, largely unchanged over the years, adds to the village’s charm, and the views of the surrounding mountains are nothing short of breathtaking.
As evening descends upon Papigko, the village takes on a magical quality. The fading light casts a golden glow over the stone facades, and the distant mountains create silhouettes against the darkening sky. Whether exploring the village or listening to the gentle rush of the Voidomatis River, visitors are transported to a world where time seems to slow down, and the beauty of nature takes center stage.
In essence, Papigko Village and the Voidomatis River form a symbiotic relationship, each enhancing the allure of the other. Together, they create an oasis of tranquility and natural beauty in the heart of Epirus, inviting travelers to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Greek culture and the pristine landscapes of this enchanting region.
- 7 Hours
Experience the ultimate summer adventure by participating in a thrilling combination of canyoning in Nefeli Canyon and river trekking in Voidomatis River in Papigo, Zagorochoria. This action-packed activity offers an exhilarating blend of rappelling, hiking, and swimming, providing an unforgettable experience in the heart of nature. Led by our certified and experienced canyoning instructors, you can embark on this 7-hour journey that caters to experienced individuals and children over the age of 16.
Nefeli Canyon, located in Papigo, Zagorochoria, boasts a steady flow of water throughout the year. Originating from the peaks of Astraka and Tsouka, as well as the iconic Astraka Tower, the canyon showcases a diverse and lush flora, thriving along its path.
After a scenic 40-minute hike from Papigo village, get ready to conquer impressive rappels ranging from 10 to 35 meters, along with thrilling jumps, enchanting waterfalls, and natural slides. Once you’ve completed the Nefeli canyon section, it’s time to embark on a captivating river trekking experience in Voidomatis. With multiple river crossings, invigorating dives into the crystal-clear waters, and the opportunity to immerse yourself in the breathtaking surroundings, you’ll create lasting memories. The route concludes at the Aristi-Papigo Bridge.
Throughout the adventure, you’ll encounter:
- 16 waterfalls for rappelling
- Exciting jumps
- Refreshing swimming in Voidomatis River
- Scenic hiking trails
- Natural slides
This unforgettable experience is available from April to November, providing ample opportunities to join us any day of the week. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this thrilling summer activity. Book now and unleash your adventurous spirit!
What to Bring
Second pair of shoes that will get wet
Special equipment needed for canyoning (neoprene suits, helmets, baudrier and belts, ropes.)
Certified canyoning 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
- The route demands average fitness levels and swimming
- Starting time 09:30
- Ending time 16:30
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