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Active Adventures in Epirus, Greece

Updated on March 6, 2015

Throughout the region of Epirus, situated in the north west of Greece, there are many exciting activities on offer that will draw you away from the lure of the coast and into the beautiful interior of the country. If you are looking for an active holiday in Greece, why not consider doing one or more of the following (each of which is offered by many different companies:


Epirus, Greece

Epirus, Greece

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Kayaking on the Acheron River

Kayaking on the Acheron River

Take your time and paddle down the beautiful Acheron River. The wildlife and natural beauty are enough to commend this area, without the pleasant ache you with have at the end of a long day's paddling. Whether you hire the kayaks and make your own way, or take a guided tour with someone who can tell you all about the area and what you are seeing, this could just be the perfect combination of relaxation and exercise for your next adventure holiday.

Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Parga from TripAdvisor

4.5 of 5 stars out of 287 Reviews

One per person wrote:

“Don't miss it!” 5 of 5 stars

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Prices

Children 0-6 years: FREE

Children 6-12 years: 7 euros

13 and up: 15 euros

Prices include:

Basic kayaking techniques

Guided tour

Life jackets and all other equipment

Transfer to and from the base at the mouth of the river or vice versa

Choose one of the following excursion times:

10:00 - 12:00

12:00 - 2:00

2:00 - 4:00

4:00 - 6:00

6:00 - 8:00

Kayaking on the Acheron River

Skiing at the Politses Ski Centre

Politses Ski Centre

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Skiing at the Politses Ski Centre

There are three ski centres in the area, of which this is the most comprehensive. Located around 4 km from Mestovo, this ski centre is fairly small but does have a range of slopes for beginners and intermediate skiers. Kids and big kids will enjoy the 72m tubing course too.

Mount Pindos, Politses Metsovou 1420-1650m

Slopes: 3 easy, 1 medium, 1 difficult,

lifts: 3

Facilities: Cafeteria and restaurant for 250 people, parking, doctor, ski rental

Distance:2Km from Metsovo, 90 kms from Trikala

Tel (26560) 41095 or 42630

Fax (26560) 41095

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Skiing at the Politses Ski Centre

Canyoning in the Vikos Gorge

Vikos Gorge

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The length is about 20km, The depth ranging from 120 to 490m and a width ranging from 400m

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Canyoning in the Vikos Gorge

The dramatic Vikos Gorge is in the Guinness World Records as the deepest gorge and is a popular location for all sorts of adventure sports, from rafting, to kayaking, hiking and biking and canyoning. There is a variety of rare wildlife to be found here, and some truly impressive and dramatic scenery.


Rafting in Vikos Gorge

Ranked #3 of 46 Attractions in Epirus

5.0 of 5 stars based on 64 Reviews from TripAdvisor.co.uk

Rafting in Vikos Gorge

River rafting near Ioannina

River rafting near Ioannina

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River rafting near Ioannina

You can raft down the Vikos river through the imposing Vikos Gorge, or down the smaller Aoos river which bisects it, or down one of the other impressive rivers in the area. You will be spoiled for choice and there are many companies offering such experiences based in Ioannina and elsewhere throughout Epirus.


River rafting near Ioannina

Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Ioannina

5.0 of 5 stars from 12 Reviews from TripAdvisor.co.uk

One person wrote:

“thumbs up ,best rafting ever in Greece.” 5 of 5 stars

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River rafting near Ioannina

Hiking around Ioannina

Hiking around Ioannina

There are so many wonderful places to hike in Epirus that it can be difficult to know where to begin. One idea is to base yourself in Ioannina. From there you can hike into the Vikos, Vikaki and Aoos Gorges, or around the lovely trails that lead throughout the areas pristine forests, between rivers, hills and lakes. Ioannina is a very popular area for hiking. One of the most challenging and yet rewarding paths in the area is that which leads up Mount Tymfi. The path takes you past the legendary 'dragon lake' to the high mountain village of Tsepelovo, giving the option for walkers to continue on up the mountain past the Astraka refuge to the unique Dracolimni mountain lakes. You will almost certainly see large birds of prey en route.

Hiking around Ioannina

8-Day Self-Guided Hiking Tour of Zagori From Ioannina

1 Customer Review rated it 5/5 star

This is offered by getyourguide From £ 381.99

(per person)

Hiking around Ioannina

There are just a few of the many outward bound activities you could choose in this area. If you are looking to do something a little different for your Greek holiday, consider the interesting and varied region of Epirus.


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