Rafting at Alfios River
About The Place
The Alfios River is renowned for its scenic beauty, with crystal-clear waters meandering through a verdant valley. The riverbanks are often lined with tall trees, creating a tranquil and picturesque setting.
The river holds a prominent place in Greek mythology and history. In ancient times, it was considered sacred and was closely associated with the Olympic Games, as it flowed near the ancient city of Olympia. It was believed to be blessed by the gods and played a role in the religious rituals of the Olympic Games.
The Alfios River flows near the ancient city of Olympia, one of the most renowned archaeological sites in Greece. This site was the birthplace of the Olympic Games, which were held in honor of Zeus. The river’s proximity to Olympia made it an integral part of the Olympic experience for both athletes and spectators.
TheRiver and its surrounding wetlands support a rich ecosystem. The riverbanks are home to various plant species, while the river itself is inhabited by diverse aquatic life. It is also a habitat for various bird species, making it a destination for birdwatchers.
Today, the Alfios River and its surroundings offer recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, and riverbank picnics. Visitors can explore the natural beauty of the region while connecting with its historical and cultural heritage.
The landscape of ancient Olympia is a captivating blend of natural beauty and historical significance. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is renowned as the birthplace of the Olympic Games.
- 4 Hours
Embark on a thrilling rafting adventure along the Alfios River, also known as Alpheus, a mesmerizing watercourse that offers an 8-kilometer-long journey of excitement and natural splendor. This rafting experience is perfectly tailored for beginners and young adventurers over the age of 9, making it an ideal family-friendly activity.
As you navigate the Alfios River’s gentle currents, you’ll be immersed in a picturesque wonderland of natural beauty. The riverbanks are adorned with lush vegetation, creating a lush, green canopy that provides both shade and a sense of tranquility. Towering trees, including indigenous species, line the river, creating a sense of seclusion and serenity.
The Alfios River is celebrated for its crystal-clear waters, which not only make for a refreshing and invigorating rafting experience but also provide a window into the underwater world. As you glide along the river’s surface, you may catch glimpses of the aquatic life that thrives beneath the pristine waters, from fish darting to and fro to the occasional aquatic plants swaying gently with the current.
What to Bring
Spare shoes that will get wet and a second change clothes
Experienced river guides
Local transfers to the entrance and exit of the river
All necessary equipment (boats, helmets, paddles, life jackets)
- Basic physical condition
- Knowledge of swimming
- Minimum 9 years old
- Starting time 14:00
- Ending Time 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