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Saturday November 18 , 2017
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More information about Canyoning. Where we meet. How it is done. The process of the activity for all canyons.

For the Mt. Kissavos Canyons:
 
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If the meeting place for the activity of Canyoning is at our  base (outdoor activity center of Mt. Kissavos), we get geared up there and then (put on the neoprene long Johns and jackets, harnesses, helmets e.t.c.) and you are transferred in our means of transport to the starting point of the canyon we are about to descend. In case of meeting at Karitsa village, you are transferred again in our means of transport to the starting point of the canyon (usually dirt road), to gear up. For Rakopotamos canyon the meeting point is at the small harbor of Agiokampos, to be transferred the same way (our means of transport) to the starting point. For the above meeting places look at "Google Maps - Our activities Destinations", to have them located on the map and have all the directions you need for coming to the actual place. You can always have our directions in person as well if needed.
 
 
For the Mt. Olympus canyons of Enipeas and Orlias:
 
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The same sequence takes place after we have met at Litohoro for Enipeas canyon (at the central open car parking place) and at Dion for Orlias canyon (At the entrance of the archaeological museum. At the village’s entrance - you do not get into the village - turn left and in about 100m you see the relevant sign at the entrance of the museum on your right). For the above meeting places as well, look at "Google Maps - Our activities Destinations", to have them located on the map and have all the directions you need for coming to the actual place. You can always have our directions in person as well if needed. 
 
 
The process:

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In all cases of course, just before the actual Canyoning descent, we all attend the beginners briefing about abseiling and what we should know and be aware of, while moving in the canyon.

Pretty soon, any beginner’s initial nervousness disappears. We are now in another wonderful world and we simply enjoy it. At a nice spot in the canyon, we stop for hot tea and cookies your guides have carried for you.

Upon finishing, the Olympos Trek vehicle is waiting for you with your dry cloths, as well as a nice picnic out in the forest.

When you feel ready to go, you are transferred back to your transport for your return. With most of the Mt. Olympus canyons, the local dirt road transfers are not usually needed as the meeting place is the same starting and finishing point and some approach walk to the route's starting point in the canyon is involved.
 
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Note that canyoning, compared with other activities and because of its complex nature, takes quite a long time, ranging from 4 hours min to 9 hours max, depending upon which canyon we have chosen to do. Nevertheless, it is a slow process without any particular feeling of physical fatigue.

What you really need to have is good, positive spirit as well as a basic knowledge of swimming, especially for canyons with large / long pools.