River Pinios activities with Olympos Trek

A few words about the river.

Pinios river is the third longest river in Greece, running some 170km of land from the west to the east, until its journey ends at the Aegean sea. Its springs are located at several spots in the central Pindus mountains. Their waters run towards Thessaly forming the main river which flow across the Thessalian plain.

Flowing from the west, the river meets Larisa town, where it turns northwards, until it reaches the feet of lower Olympus where it changes course again towards the east. There, it becomes “wild” as it runs through the narrow section of the lower Olympus foothills, the so called Vernezi straits. This is the impressive “white” section of the river, offering to the rafters and kayakers rapids of grade III and IV, as well as high waves and of course lots of fun.

After its exit from the Vernezi pass, the river becomes calm as it enters the beautiful and historical Tempi Valley. Then, crossing its very green and tranquil delta, it meets the Aegean sea at the east coast.

All along, the river holds a very rich bird wildlife (white and grey herons, storks, various kinds of ducks and as the river nears the sea, lots of sea birds). Not to speak about the rich history and mythology that the river has to tell us about, along its journey...

Another important aspect is that the river’s rafting and canoeing sections are very close to the main Athens – Thessaloniki highway so that they are very easily accessible. Amazingly enough, in no time at all, you find yourself in a natural paradise. What is left for you to do, is to enjoy it and make the most out of the time that is given to you by the favorable location of the area.

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Best Season:End of winter & spring for the Vernezi straits and end of winter, spring, summer & autumn for the Τempi valley and the delta.
Popular Location: Vernezi straits, Tempi valley, Pinios delta.

Destination: River Pinios

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    Rafting & Riverside adventure

    7.00’ to 8.00’ hours

    Rafting & Riverside Adventure. We meet at Parapotamos village from where you are transferred to our rafting base. Here, we have created a play-ground of high ropes and other games like climbing, abseiling & fly-foxing, in a green natural setting,…

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      Inflatable Kayaking & Monorafting in the “Vernezi straits”route, river Pinios.

      5.00’ to 5.30’ hours

      Inflatable kayaking & Monorafting in the river Pinios. Route: “The Vernezi straits”. Meet in the Parapotamos Village. It is again the same river section as in the rafting, the Vernezi route, so details about how you come and about the activity itself, llook at “Rafting…

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        Cycling and River Canoeing

        6.00' to 6.30' hours

        Cycling & River canoeing in the Pinios river delta. We meet and start off the ride at the seaside village of Stomion, and an 8km very pleasant bike ride through the fields and side streams of the Pinios river delta, takes us to…

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          Rafting in the “Vernezi straits” section, river Pinios.

          5.00’ or 5.30’ hours

          Rafting in the river Pinios. Route / Section: “The Vernezi straits” How you come: The meeting point for the rafting  in the Vernezi section/route is the village Parapotamos, very close to the river and the Vernezi section (20′ to 30′ from anyaccommodation in the area, 3.30’ hours…

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