Rafting in Kalaritikos
About The Place
Nestled in the heart of pristine natural beauty, the Kalaritikos River winds its way through enchanting landscapes, offering both adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts an unforgettable experience. Flowing through the rugged and captivating region of Epirus in Greece, this river has carved a path that leads to a world of outdoor exploration.
Originating from the slopes of the mighty Pindus mountain range, the Kalaritikos River begins its journey as a humble stream, gathering momentum as it cascades through lush valleys and picturesque villages. As it courses through its rocky bed, the river takes on a character of its own, offering an idyllic setting for a range of exciting activities.
For those drawn to the thrill of adventure, the Kalaritikos River presents opportunities for adrenaline-pumping activities like white-water rafting and kayaking. The river’s varying levels of difficulty ensure that both beginners and seasoned adventurers can find their perfect stretch of rapids. As you navigate the river’s twists and turns, you’ll be greeted by awe-inspiring views of the surrounding landscape, including verdant forests, towering cliffs, and charming settlements.
The Kalaritikos River is more than just a playground for adventure enthusiasts; it’s also a haven for nature lovers. Along its banks, you’ll discover an array of flora and fauna that call this region home. The river’s pristine waters support a diverse ecosystem, from aquatic life that thrives beneath the surface to birds that grace the skies above. It’s not uncommon to spot herons, kingfishers, and even otters as you explore the river’s natural wonders.
For those seeking a more tranquil experience, the Kalaritikos River offers the perfect backdrop for leisurely hikes and moments of reflection. The soothing sound of flowing water, the rustling of leaves in the breeze, and the scent of the surrounding wilderness create an ambiance of serenity. Along the river’s course, you’ll find secluded spots that invite you to pause, take in the scenery, and connect with the natural world.
The impressive Arachthos & Kalaritikos gorges
Rare birdlife nesting in the gorge
Springs running down the narrow walls
The wonderful Waterfalls of Klifki (20m)
Pass by the fully reconstructed Plaka bridge
- 5 Hours
Flowing through the heart of captivating Epirus, the Kalaritikos River emerges as a tributary of the renowned Arachthos River, carving a path that promises an extraordinary rafting adventure. Considered a prime choice for enthusiasts seeking the thrill of white-water rafting, the Kalaritikos River unveils its unique character as it winds its way through awe-inspiring landscapes.
Originating in the rugged embrace of the Lakmo and Kakarditsa mountains, the Kalaritikos River begins its journey as a gushing testament to the forces of nature. As it cascades through untamed canyons adorned with cascading waterfalls and ancient stone bridges, it weaves an enchanting narrative of power and beauty. The river’s rapid pace, pronounced undulations, and robust currents make it an ideal playground for those seeking an adrenaline rush.
The Kalaritikos River is synonymous with adventure. Its frothing waters and intense waves present rafting enthusiasts with an exhilarating challenge. The remarkable inclination of the river and the dynamic flow create an environment that beckons both novice and experienced rafters to take on its thrilling course. As you navigate its vigorous currents, you’ll feel a surge of energy and an exhilarating connection with nature’s raw power.
One of the river’s notable features is the renowned Bridge of Gogkou, where its once spirited waters spread and find a momentary calm. However, this tranquility is short-lived, as the river soon gathers momentum, surging with renewed vigor. Crossing through what is hailed as one of the most magnificent canyons in Epirus, the Kalaritikos River paints a stunning picture of nature’s artistry.
The journey down the Kalaritikos River is a visual spectacle in itself. As you navigate its tumultuous course, you’ll be captivated by the surrounding panoramas. The wild canyons that cradle the river are a testament to nature’s sculpting prowess, while the ever-present waterfalls create a symphony of sights and sounds. Towering stone bridges that have witnessed centuries of flowing waters add an air of historical mystique to the experience.
This rafting expedition along the Kalaritikos River is a voyage of contrasts. It’s a journey that invites you to embrace both the adrenaline-pumping rush of navigating challenging rapids and the tranquil moments of awe as you witness the untouched beauty of Epirus. The river’s diverse personality, marked by its powerful waves and occasional moments of calm, ensures that every twist and turn is a surprise waiting to be unveiled.
What to Bring
Swimming suit or second pair of underwear
Optional for winter, a thermal t-shirt to wear under the neoprene suit
Your own personal water bottle.
All necessary local transfers for the operation of the activity
English speaking guides certified by the International Federation of Rafting (IRF)
All necessary equipment for the operation of the activity (neoprene suit & shoes, helmet, life jacket, paddle)
- Basic physical condition
- Swimming knowledge
- Age 12 +, accompanied by a guardian/ parent
- At least one previous rafting experience
- Morning Activity : Meeting time 09.00 - End of activity 14.00
- Afternoon Activity : Meeting time 14.00 - End of activity 19.00
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