Rafting at the Tempi Valley with Archery
About The Place
Pineios River and the Tempi Valley in Greece weave together a captivating tale of nature’s grandeur and historical significance. The Pineios River flows with grace through the heart of the Tempi Valley, carving a path amidst soaring cliffs and lush landscapes. This valley, tucked between the towering Olympus and Ossa mountains, has long been a passage connecting Thessaly to Macedonia, making it a historical crossroads of trade and culture.
As you follow the Pineios River’s meandering course, you’re enveloped by the breathtaking beauty of the Tempi Valley. Lush vegetation and vibrant flora blanket the surroundings, creating a serene backdrop for hikers, nature enthusiasts, and history seekers alike. The river’s crystal-clear waters, mirroring the lush greenery, invite contemplation and relaxation.
The Tempi Valley’s historical significance is equally enchanting. It’s a place where ancient myths mingled with reality, where kings and conquerors journeyed, and where armies traversed on their quests. The valley’s name itself, “Tempi,” is derived from the Greek word “temno,” meaning “to cut,” aptly describing the river’s path through the mountains.
Standing as a sentinel to this rich history is the Castle of Platamon, perched strategically above the valley. This medieval fortress not only adds an air of mystery but also offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, providing a unique vantage point to appreciate the beauty and significance of the Pineios River and the Tempi Valley.
Combining natural splendor and a heritage steeped in time, Pineios River and the Tempi Valley offer an immersive experience that invites you to explore, reflect, and connect with both the majesty of nature and the tapestry of human history.
Rafting at Pineios river
Admire Unique Nature of Tempi Valley
Pass under the famous suspension bridge
Try the sport of archery
Enjoy a light lunch by the river
- 5 Hours
Embarking on a rafting journey of unparalleled beauty, we find ourselves amidst the rich vegetation and towering plane trees, where a diverse array of bird species seek solace, including ashtrays, herons, cormorants, and even the graceful flamingos, all within the magnificent natural monument known as the Tempi Valley. This captivating passage, carved by the majestic Pineios River, offers an ideal opportunity for a first rafting experience. With gentle rapids of 1st and 2nd difficulty levels, it caters to families, beginners, children, and seniors alike.
Upon completing our exhilarating activity, we have the chance to test our skills in the sport of archery before indulging in a delightful riverside lunch. This leisurely rafting trip allows ample time to appreciate the wonders of nature. Passing under the renowned suspension bridge of Tempi, we traverse near ancient worship sites and the traditional Dristela watermill, immersing ourselves in the rich history of the region. During our descent, we can make a serene stop at the revered Agia Paraskevi church, a place of pilgrimage.
Legend has it that this very spot was where the god Apollo pursued the nymph Daphne, where Aphrodite sought purity, and where the Muses, the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts, chose as their cherished abode. The Valley of Tempi beckons with its enchanting allure, inviting us to partake in its natural splendor and immerse ourselves in the myths and wonders that grace this hallowed land.
What to Bring
Second pair of shoes that will get wet
Your own personal water bottle
All necessary local transfers for the operation of the activity
Certified & English speaking river guides from the International Rafting Federation (IRF)
All necessary equipment for the operation of the activity (Neoprene suit and shocks, helmet, life jacket)
- Age 5 +
- Swimming knowledge
- Meeting time 10:30
- End of activity 14:00
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