Night Canyoning at Havos Gorge, Central Evia
About The Place
Night Canyoning at Havos Gorge takes place on Mount Xerovouni, which is located in central Euboea and belongs to the Dirfys mountain range. It is a rocky mountain with numerous climbing routes (traditional climbing). Crossing its ridge during winter is not an easy task at all. Snow covers the holes in the rocks, making hiking quite dangerous. Even the path leading to the summit requires winter equipment. However, without snow, traversing the ridge can be quite enjoyable.
Surrounding the mountain, there is a forest rich in flora. During the ascent, you encounter chestnut trees, firs, pines, oaks, etc. Despite the mountain’s name (Xerovouni, meaning “dry mountain” in Greek), it is not entirely dry, as there are many springs and places to camp under the shade of the trees. There are also many forest roads around that can be crossed with a mountain bike. From Mount Xerovouni, you can see the peak of Dirfys and enjoy a view of the Aegean Sea. The best time for hiking in the mountain is spring and autumn.
During the summer months, the rocks of the ridge emit heat, making hiking strenuous. Based on the refuge located in Dirfys, one can embark on a two-day hike to both mountains in the area. Although its highest point does not exceed 1453 meters, due to its geographical location, it often experiences heavy snowfall.
A stone’s throw away from Chalkida
14 technical descents and has vertical and narrow walls that have been molded by the elements of nature
Unexplored caves and gurgling water
- 4 Hours
Embark on an unforgettable journey into the mesmerizing world of canyons with our thrilling night canyoning experience! Join us in exploring the well-hidden paradise of Chavos Gorge, nestled in the heart of Evia Island, Greece. This unique adventure is perfect for the months of May to November, allowing you to immerse yourself in the magic of nature as you descend waterfalls, with heights reaching up to 20 meters, always ensuring your safety.
Chavos Gorge, located near the village of Kambia in central Evia, offers an ideal canyoning experience, even for beginners. Its impressive features include 14 technical descents, vertical and narrow walls shaped by the forces of nature, breathtaking rock formations, unexplored caves, and the gentle sound of flowing water throughout the year.
Our descent begins in the evening, allowing us to savor the beauty of dusk and witness the gorge come alive under the twinkling stars and the illumination of our headlamps. The thrill of canyoning at night adds an extra layer of excitement to this extraordinary adventure.
Number of Descents: 14 Maximum Descent: 20 meters Length: 800m
To access the entrance of the gorge, a short 5-minute hike is required, while the exit takes approximately 15 minutes. Prior to starting the descent, a comprehensive twenty-minute beginners’ lesson will be provided, ensuring that everyone is equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge.
What to Bring
Shoes suitable for walking on uneven ground and protect the ankle
2nd pair of socks
Second pair of shoes (to wear after the gorge)
2nd clothing (to wear after the gorge)
Certified and Experienced Guides from ICAN World Organization
All the necessary equipment (harness, helmet, gloves, personal equipment, neoprene suit and socks)
- Minimum 6 Participants
- 12 years and olde
- Mental and physical health
- Basic physical condition
- No previous experience required
- Starting Time 17:00
- Ending Time 23:00
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