Rafting in Voidomatis River

Entertainment near Zagori (12.7km ≈ approx.)

A rafting boat in Voidomatis among the dense vegetation of the river shores.
photo: Dimitris Karagiorgos

Having a rafting experience in Greece, in one of the cleanest rivers of Europe. A unique opportunity to admire nature from another perspective.

For those who love adrenaline and wish to see the natural landscape of Ioannina from another perspective, a rafting activity is highly recommended. In the city and the surrounding area, there are many sports clubs that organize rafting excursions including transportation as well as the necessary equipment.

There is a series of rivers with different difficulty levels. Probably the most well-known among the choices is the river of Voidomatis, which flows through the Gorge Vikos and is considered to be the cleanest river of Europe.

The starting point of the "easy route" is at the bridge of Aristi. After 5 kilometers (1,5 hours) of mostly calm waters, the track is approaching the bridge of Kleidonia, where the rafting team is supposed to go down a small waterfall that is the small "adventurous" part of the excursion.

The second choice is actually more demanding. It is a route of 27 kilometers where a very good physical condition is needed. The route starts at Vovousa and after 7 hours descending and reaching Vrisochori.

Finally, those who are experienced can continue from Vrysochori, and covering 25 kilometers more, through Palioseli, can reach Konitsa as the final destination.

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