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Rafting in Arachthos Under the Moonlight

Rafting in Arachthos Under the Moonlight

Product Code : 5925

About The Place

Winding its way through the pristine landscapes of Greece, the Arachthos River stands as a testament to the raw beauty and ecological richness that characterize this enchanting region. Originating in the Pindus mountain range, this majestic river embarks on a meandering journey, carving a sinuous path through lush valleys, steep gorges, and picturesque villages, ultimately bestowing its life-sustaining waters into the Ionian Sea.

The Arachthos River emerges as a formidable force from the heart of the Pindus range, one of Greece’s principal mountain chains. Its source is marked by the convergence of smaller streams and rivulets, where snowmelt and rainfall contribute to the birth of this iconic river. As it descends from the mountains, the Arachthos gathers momentum, transforming into a dynamic force that shapes the surrounding landscapes.

The river’s course takes it through a series of dramatic landscapes, each telling a story of its erosive power and nurturing influence. Deep gorges, such as the famous Arachthos Gorge, bear witness to the river’s ability to sculpt the land over millennia. Towering cliffs rise on either side of the river, creating a mesmerizing corridor that beckons both nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

Contrasting with the rugged gorges are the verdant valleys that grace the path of the Arachthos. Lush vegetation thrives along its banks, creating a vibrant tapestry of flora that adds to the scenic allure of the river. Olive groves, cypress trees, and wildflowers contribute to the picturesque setting, reflecting the rich biodiversity that depends on the life-giving waters of the Arachthos.

Spanning the Arachthos River are numerous historical bridges, each a testament to the engineering prowess of bygone eras. The Plaka Bridge, a marvel of Greek traditional architecture, is an iconic example. Constructed in the 19th century, its arches gracefully stretch over the river, connecting two sides of the gorge. These bridges not only facilitate transportation but also add a touch of cultural and historical significance to the river’s landscape.

The Arachthos River and its surrounding ecosystems provide a haven for diverse flora and fauna. Fish such as trout populate its clear waters, attracting anglers and nature enthusiasts alike. Birdwatchers can spot various avian species along its banks, contributing to the river’s role as a critical habitat for local biodiversity.

Throughout history, the Arachthos River has played a crucial role in the lives of the communities along its course. Villages and towns have flourished in its proximity, drawing sustenance from its waters for agriculture and daily life. In the modern era, the river’s potential for hydropower has been harnessed, contributing to the region’s energy needs.

In conclusion, the Arachthos River weaves a fluid tapestry of natural splendor through the landscapes of Greece. From its mountainous origins to the historic bridges that span its waters, the river tells a story of geological majesty, cultural significance, and ecological richness, inviting all who encounter it to appreciate the harmonious dance between water and land in this captivating corner of the world.

Total Duration

  • 3 Hours

Full description

Embark on an extraordinary adventure as you partake in the mesmerizing Moon Rafting experience in Arachthos. This thrilling journey, classified as Class 2-3, spans over 2.5 to 3 hours and covers a captivating 10km long route. Led by our certified and experienced athletes-guides, this tour is tailored for experienced rafters seeking a truly remarkable and magical experience.

Immerse yourself in the enchantment of night-time rafting, where the moonlight casts a mystical glow upon the waters of Arachthos. As the moon becomes our guiding light, the river and its rugged terrain are illuminated, creating an ethereal ambiance that will transport you to a world of wonder.

This extraordinary route is exclusively available in August, ensuring that you witness the splendor of Arachthos under the moon’s radiant glow. The shimmering reflection of the moonlight upon the river’s surface creates a surreal and captivating atmosphere, enhancing the thrill and excitement of your journey.

Commencing at Politsa Bridge, the starting point sets the stage for an unforgettable adventure. As you navigate through the river’s twists and turns, you will encounter the magnificent Klifki Waterfall, where we will make a stop for a refreshing swim. The journey continues through the awe-inspiring Arachthos Gorge, adorned with its numerous water fonts and cascading waterfalls, immersing you in nature’s grandeur.

Concluding our moonlit odyssey, we reach the iconic Plaka Bridge in Tzoumerka, Greece’s renowned single-arch bridge. Here, you will savor a delectable barbecue feast and enjoy refreshing drinks. As an added bonus, you are invited to camp overnight at no additional cost, allowing you to fully embrace the tranquility and beauty of the riverside setting.

Throughout the expedition, you will also encounter the remarkable Tsibovos Bridge, further enriching your experience with its captivating charm.

Don’t miss the opportunity to book this unique and awe-inspiring Moon Rafting adventure in Arachthos. Rest assured, our certified guides, who are champions in river sports, will prioritize your safety and provide you with an exceptional journey.

Suitable season: August

What to Bring

  • Towel

  • Swim suit

  • Second pair of shoes that will get wet

  • Tent & Relevant Equipment (if you spend the night)


  • Certified guides, champions in river sports.

  • Boats and paddles, neoprene suits, shoes, helmets, life jackets, anoraks and all the Rafting equipment

  • Transportation in our own mini buses.

  • Video and photos recorded on a GoPro (you must have an 8gb or above USB stick)

  • Be insured against all liability

  • Barbecue


  • Minimum 4 people
  • Maximum 50 people
  • Ages 8+ accompanied by a legal guardian


  • Starting time 18:30
  • Ending time 21:30

Meeting point

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

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