River Pinios activities with Olympos Trek

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. 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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Destination: River Pinios

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    Rafting & Riverside adventure

    7.00’ to 8.00’ hours

    Combined activities Period: Feb* March**, April**, May**, June*, Sept**, Oct**, Nov*.   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…

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      Inflatable Kayaking & Monorafting River Pinios. Route 1 “Vernezi straits”

      5.00’ to 5.30’ hours

      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 – The Vernezi route. How you come, details about the activity”. The activity takes place towards the end of…

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        Cycling and River Canoeing

        6.00' to 6.30' hours

        Daily Combined Activities with Olympostrek 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 the main river and…

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          Rafting in Pinios river 1. The Vernezi straits

          5.00’ or 5.30’ hours

          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 from Athens and 1.30’ hours frohessaloniki).   If you come from the north on the…

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