Greece

Experience Kayaking and Ancient Culture

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Via Natura Rafting & Kayak Camp, Φράστα, Tzoumerka 470 43, Greece

Dates

2024

24 March – 30 March

II/III Guided Trip

31 March – 06 April

II/III Half Slice

Our trips

III Guided trip that is suitable for people that have completed a basic course, have a whitewater roll and want to paddle rivers at II – III+ under the eye of professional kayakers enjoying different rivers and flowing down the sections.

Half Slice – For everybody who wants to improve their half slice skills and learn to make the most of every run!

Minimum 3 people

Why Greece?

Kayaking while in Ancient Greece? See amazing Canyons, paddle river of Hades – Acheron, see Ancient bridges and experience Greek cuisine! Kayaking in Greece is definitely an unforgettable experience!

Kayaking in Greece

Steep and beautiful green valleys, mesmerizing canyons, blue water and ancient heritage will quickly convince you to add Greece to your new favourite paddling destination. Something that very few people know is that Greece is also home to beautiful whitewater hidden in deep canyons with transparent water. This special trip will let you experience your favorite sport at the same time as experiencing Greece’s ancient culture and heritage. After relaxing days on the water you’ll enjoy the evenings experiencing local food and drinks.

On this trip

III

  • Enjoy going down the rivers of III under the eye of experienced coaches
  • Experience guided trip in remote valleys and canyons (Acheros, Arachtos, Kallariktikos, Acheloos)
  • Learn about the culture of Greece
  • Expert low ratio guiding tailored to your kayaking level

Half Slice

  • Learn how to make most of paddling your half slice and make river your playground making even II/III rivers super fun for advanced paddlers!
  • Learn about the culture of Greece
  • Learn to Tailee, Skip, Flair and Grind in your boat and when to use them
  • Expert coaching, tailored to suit you and your kayaking

Whitewater Kayaking Holidays

Arrival to Greece

We can pick you up from the airport in Ioanina (IOA) for a small fee or you can choose to go by your own car. The journey to Greece can be made either by car directly or ferry or an airplane.

When arriving by car, we recommend the route via Zagreb, Belgrade, Macedonia (don’t forget your green insurance card!), Saloniki, Via Natura Rafting & Kayak Camp, Φράστα, Tzoumerka 470 43, Greece.

If you take a ferry from Venice or Ancona you come directly to Igoumenitsa, from there you can get in an hour and half at our meeting point at the Campingin Plaka.  – link to ferries: http: // www.minoan.gr; http://www.superfast.com/site/content.asp?sel=291&loc=3; http://www.anek-lines.info/

If you are arriving by plane – there is very close airport nearby in Ioanina where we can pick you up from for a small fee. If you choose to arrive to Athens or Thessaloniki we recommend renting a car from the airport. Please get in touch for travel advice, we will make a plan accordingly. Please enquire for further details, costs will be shared among participants.

If you choose to have a shuttle you will be picked up and driven to our accommodation where you will meet the rest of your travel companions. It is recommended to book the flights arriving before 1 pm. Please get in touch regarding your flight before booking it, we will try to synchronize everybody to minimize waiting time for each group.

You can rent a boat for 20 Eur and paddle for 10 Eur per paddling day

Camping and logistics

At our kayak camps, we look forward to a cozy get-together in the camp. We are happy to have breakfast together and for dinner, everyone decides whether to cook or eat in local restaurants!

Basically, we are always on a campsite during the entire week, if someone would prefer to have a room there is an amazing hotel just on the other side of the river. It is well worth staying in it as price is per shared room with breakfast included. Also only breakfast option is available for ~8 euro while dinners are shared cost ~15-20 euro per person with wine included.

Most shuttles to the rivers are organized by us  It may be necessary for private vehicles to also be used for shuttles and transfers if we go to Acheloos.

We and the environment are generally happy when carpools are formed. When booking, we are happy to help establish contact between the participants.

Day 1 Sunday Arrival to Plaka

Either by car, plane or a ferry we meet at Via Natura campsite (Via Natura Rafting & Kayak Camp)

where you will meet the rest of your travel companions for the next week of adventure.

Accommodation: Via Natura Rafting & Kayak Camp, Φράστα, Tzoumerka 470 43, Greece

Days 2-6

Classic Day 

III guided trip

We will be aiming to run a different section every day, based on group skills and current water levels. It is a great trip for going down the river enjoying the views and kayaking with little coaching planned. Ideally, our plan is to do different sections of Arachtopotamos, Karaliktikos, Acheron and Acheloos.

Half Slice

This is a trip where you will be spending more time in one place actually practicing and improving your skills for controlling the half slice boat, learning tailees, flairs, skips, grinds and more.

Our coaching plan is based around two sections of Arachtopotamos where we will learn the sections and master the skills on specific parts revisitng them and helping to track and understand the progression. If levels allow one of the days we would go to Acheloos to implement our skills on river section.

Accommodation: Via Natura Rafting & Kayak Camp, Φράστα, Tzoumerka 470 43, Greece

Day 7 Saturday Departure day

Day of departing back home. Flights from Ioanina should be booked for early afternoon while Thessaloniki should be booked for the evening of that day.

This is the draft of the trip. Based on the level of participants certain days might be adjusted

Includes

  • All shuttles and transport to and from the river ((private vehicle may also be used for further river day)
  • Logistics and guiding for the duration of the stay
  • Local knowledge on and off the river to help you get the most out of your stay
  • Advice prior to trip on the climate, equipment needed and general travel advice if desired
  • At the end of the trip your coach will give you a full review of your paddling, and an action plan for where to go next and how
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Daily feedback

Excludes

  • Flights/transport to the Tzoumerka from Ioanina airport (IOA) (100 euro per person return)
  • Personal paddling equipment (available to rent at an additional cost, let us know what equipment you need and we can arrange it for you!) – Kayak 20 euro & Paddle 10 euro both per day
  • Accommodation fees
    – Camping (7 eur per night, needs personal camping equipment, can be arranged for rental on prior notice)
    – Hotel “TELONEIO”   www.teloneio.gr   .For kayakers the price for double room is 80.00€/night + 1.50€/night accommodation taxis (including breakfast).
  • Food – shop nearby or breakfast at hotel 8€ per person & dinner €15-20 per person including wine, shared between participants
  • Additional drinks/snacks
Upcoming Trips
2024

24 March – 30 March – II/III Guided Trip

31 March – 06 April – II/III Half Slice

Custom Trip Dates

Custom dates for this trip may be available. Please use the Contact Us form to make an enquiry.

    Submitting this form will not subscribe you to a mailing list but a member of Love it Live it will be in touch to hep you find a world class trip that suits your dates.

    II/III Is this the right trip for me?

    Guided trip that is suitable for people that have completed a basic course, have a whitewater roll and want to paddle rivers at II – III+ under the eye of professional kayakers enjoying different rivers and flowing down the sections. You should have run class III river at least once in the past.

    Half Slice Is this the right trip for me?

    Do you want to paddle a Half Slice boat but don’t really know how to make all these fancy moves? Or maybe you don’t want to run hard rivers but still have fun? Also if you are a II/III paddler you can join that trip and enjoy the rivers and sections we do!

    Do you cater for youth paddlers too?

    The camp is suitable for both youth and adult paddlers. During the camp if our coaches are going to look after young paddlers, participants and their legal supervisors must agree to rules of camp.

    Feel free to drop us an email if you have any concerns or questions about this or to discuss it further info@loveitliveit.co.uk.

    How can I reach starting point, Patras?

    The journey to Greece can be made either by car directly or ferry or an airplane.

    When arriving by car, we recommend the route via Zagreb, Belgrade, Macedonia (don’t forget your green insurance card!), Saloniki, Via Natura Rafting & Kayak Camp, Φράστα, Tzoumerka 470 43, Greece.

    If you take a ferry from Venice or Ancona you come directly to Igoumenitsa, from there you can get in an hour and half at our meeting point at the Campingin Plaka.  – link to ferries: http: // www.minoan.gr; http://www.superfast.com/site/content.asp?sel=291&loc=3; http://www.anek-lines.info/

    If you are arriving by plane – there is very close airport nearby in Ioanina where we can pick you up from for a small fee. If you choose to arrive to Athens or Thessaloniki we recommend renting a car from the airport. Please get in touch for travel advice, we will make a plan accordingly. Please enquire for further details, costs will be shared among participants.

    If you choose to have a shuttle  you will be picked up and driven to our accommodation where you will meet the rest of your travel companions. It is recommended to book the flights arriving before 1 pm. Please get in touch regarding your flight before booking it, we will try to synchronize everybody to minimize waiting time for each group.

    Camping and logistics

    For cooking you can bring your own camping equipment but if you are flying in we will be happy to share our stove. We can help you also with renting camping equipment or alternatively you can stay at nearby hotel that is a great deal when room is shared. Camping is 7 euro per person while hotel per room (2 people) is 80 euro including the breakfast. Rooms are amazing and food is great. We will eat dinners also at the hotel. Breakfast on it’s own is 8 euro.

    At our kayak camps, we look forward to a cozy get-together in the camp. We are happy to have breakfast together and for dinner, everyone decides whether to cook or eat in local restaurants!

    Most shuttles to the rivers are organized by us.  It may be necessary for private vehicles to also be used for shuttles and transfers if we go to Acheloos.

    We and the environment are generally happy when carpools are formed. When booking, we are happy to help establish contact between the participants.

    Pricing and additional costs

    We plan to arrange a pick up from Ioanina at 1:30pm on arrival day and drop off after early morning breakfest on the last day.

    Price does not include accommodation fees (approx. 7 EUR per person per night at the camping) and personal camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, etc.), food, and travel to and from the hotel.

    Alternatively you can stay at the local hotel “TELONEIO”   www.teloneio.gr   .

    For kayakers the price for double room is 80.00€/night + 1.50€/night accommodation taxis (including breakfast).

    You can rent a boat for 20 Eur and paddle for 10 Eur per paddling day. Personal equipment has to be brought by you or we can help sourcing few missing bits.

     

    Price does not included food or drinks.

    Greece – Kayaking and Ancient Culture

    From: $749

    Reserve your place from just $180 deposit!

    How much is this in other currencies:

    USD$749-$1,399
    EUR649-1,315
    GBP£608-£1,135

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    Overview

    Kayaking in Greece

    Steep and beautiful green valleys, mesmerizing canyons, blue water and ancient heritage will quickly convince you to add Greece to your new favourite paddling destination. Something that very few people know is that Greece is also home to beautiful whitewater hidden in deep canyons with transparent water. This special trip will let you experience your favorite sport at the same time as experiencing Greece’s ancient culture and heritage. After relaxing days on the water you’ll enjoy the evenings experiencing local food and drinks.

    On this trip

    III

    • Enjoy going down the rivers of III under the eye of experienced coaches
    • Experience guided trip in remote valleys and canyons (Acheros, Arachtos, Kallariktikos, Acheloos)
    • Learn about the culture of Greece
    • Expert low ratio guiding tailored to your kayaking level

    Half Slice

    • Learn how to make most of paddling your half slice and make river your playground making even II/III rivers super fun for advanced paddlers!
    • Learn about the culture of Greece
    • Learn to Tailee, Skip, Flair and Grind in your boat and when to use them
    • Expert coaching, tailored to suit you and your kayaking
    Itinerary

    Whitewater Kayaking Holidays

    Arrival to Greece

    We can pick you up from the airport in Ioanina (IOA) for a small fee or you can choose to go by your own car. The journey to Greece can be made either by car directly or ferry or an airplane.

    When arriving by car, we recommend the route via Zagreb, Belgrade, Macedonia (don’t forget your green insurance card!), Saloniki, Via Natura Rafting & Kayak Camp, Φράστα, Tzoumerka 470 43, Greece.

    If you take a ferry from Venice or Ancona you come directly to Igoumenitsa, from there you can get in an hour and half at our meeting point at the Campingin Plaka.  – link to ferries: http: // www.minoan.gr; http://www.superfast.com/site/content.asp?sel=291&loc=3; http://www.anek-lines.info/

    If you are arriving by plane – there is very close airport nearby in Ioanina where we can pick you up from for a small fee. If you choose to arrive to Athens or Thessaloniki we recommend renting a car from the airport. Please get in touch for travel advice, we will make a plan accordingly. Please enquire for further details, costs will be shared among participants.

    If you choose to have a shuttle you will be picked up and driven to our accommodation where you will meet the rest of your travel companions. It is recommended to book the flights arriving before 1 pm. Please get in touch regarding your flight before booking it, we will try to synchronize everybody to minimize waiting time for each group.

    You can rent a boat for 20 Eur and paddle for 10 Eur per paddling day

    Camping and logistics

    At our kayak camps, we look forward to a cozy get-together in the camp. We are happy to have breakfast together and for dinner, everyone decides whether to cook or eat in local restaurants!

    Basically, we are always on a campsite during the entire week, if someone would prefer to have a room there is an amazing hotel just on the other side of the river. It is well worth staying in it as price is per shared room with breakfast included. Also only breakfast option is available for ~8 euro while dinners are shared cost ~15-20 euro per person with wine included.

    Most shuttles to the rivers are organized by us  It may be necessary for private vehicles to also be used for shuttles and transfers if we go to Acheloos.

    We and the environment are generally happy when carpools are formed. When booking, we are happy to help establish contact between the participants.

    Day 1 Sunday Arrival to Plaka

    Either by car, plane or a ferry we meet at Via Natura campsite (Via Natura Rafting & Kayak Camp)

    where you will meet the rest of your travel companions for the next week of adventure.

    Accommodation: Via Natura Rafting & Kayak Camp, Φράστα, Tzoumerka 470 43, Greece

    Days 2-6

    Classic Day 

    III guided trip

    We will be aiming to run a different section every day, based on group skills and current water levels. It is a great trip for going down the river enjoying the views and kayaking with little coaching planned. Ideally, our plan is to do different sections of Arachtopotamos, Karaliktikos, Acheron and Acheloos.

    Half Slice

    This is a trip where you will be spending more time in one place actually practicing and improving your skills for controlling the half slice boat, learning tailees, flairs, skips, grinds and more.

    Our coaching plan is based around two sections of Arachtopotamos where we will learn the sections and master the skills on specific parts revisitng them and helping to track and understand the progression. If levels allow one of the days we would go to Acheloos to implement our skills on river section.

    Accommodation: Via Natura Rafting & Kayak Camp, Φράστα, Tzoumerka 470 43, Greece

    Day 7 Saturday Departure day

    Day of departing back home. Flights from Ioanina should be booked for early afternoon while Thessaloniki should be booked for the evening of that day.

    This is the draft of the trip. Based on the level of participants certain days might be adjusted

    Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • All shuttles and transport to and from the river ((private vehicle may also be used for further river day)
    • Logistics and guiding for the duration of the stay
    • Local knowledge on and off the river to help you get the most out of your stay
    • Advice prior to trip on the climate, equipment needed and general travel advice if desired
    • At the end of the trip your coach will give you a full review of your paddling, and an action plan for where to go next and how
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Daily feedback

    Excludes

    • Flights/transport to the Tzoumerka from Ioanina airport (IOA) (100 euro per person return)
    • Personal paddling equipment (available to rent at an additional cost, let us know what equipment you need and we can arrange it for you!) – Kayak 20 euro & Paddle 10 euro both per day
    • Accommodation fees
      – Camping (7 eur per night, needs personal camping equipment, can be arranged for rental on prior notice)
      – Hotel “TELONEIO”   www.teloneio.gr   .For kayakers the price for double room is 80.00€/night + 1.50€/night accommodation taxis (including breakfast).
    • Food – shop nearby or breakfast at hotel 8€ per person & dinner €15-20 per person including wine, shared between participants
    • Additional drinks/snacks
    Dates
    Upcoming Trips
    2024

    24 March – 30 March – II/III Guided Trip

    31 March – 06 April – II/III Half Slice

    Custom Trip Dates

    Custom dates for this trip may be available. Please use the Contact Us form to make an enquiry.

      Submitting this form will not subscribe you to a mailing list but a member of Love it Live it will be in touch to hep you find a world class trip that suits your dates.

      F.A.Q.
      II/III Is this the right trip for me?

      Guided trip that is suitable for people that have completed a basic course, have a whitewater roll and want to paddle rivers at II – III+ under the eye of professional kayakers enjoying different rivers and flowing down the sections. You should have run class III river at least once in the past.

      Half Slice Is this the right trip for me?

      Do you want to paddle a Half Slice boat but don’t really know how to make all these fancy moves? Or maybe you don’t want to run hard rivers but still have fun? Also if you are a II/III paddler you can join that trip and enjoy the rivers and sections we do!

      Do you cater for youth paddlers too?

      The camp is suitable for both youth and adult paddlers. During the camp if our coaches are going to look after young paddlers, participants and their legal supervisors must agree to rules of camp.

      Feel free to drop us an email if you have any concerns or questions about this or to discuss it further info@loveitliveit.co.uk.

      How can I reach starting point, Patras?

      The journey to Greece can be made either by car directly or ferry or an airplane.

      When arriving by car, we recommend the route via Zagreb, Belgrade, Macedonia (don’t forget your green insurance card!), Saloniki, Via Natura Rafting & Kayak Camp, Φράστα, Tzoumerka 470 43, Greece.

      If you take a ferry from Venice or Ancona you come directly to Igoumenitsa, from there you can get in an hour and half at our meeting point at the Campingin Plaka.  – link to ferries: http: // www.minoan.gr; http://www.superfast.com/site/content.asp?sel=291&loc=3; http://www.anek-lines.info/

      If you are arriving by plane – there is very close airport nearby in Ioanina where we can pick you up from for a small fee. If you choose to arrive to Athens or Thessaloniki we recommend renting a car from the airport. Please get in touch for travel advice, we will make a plan accordingly. Please enquire for further details, costs will be shared among participants.

      If you choose to have a shuttle  you will be picked up and driven to our accommodation where you will meet the rest of your travel companions. It is recommended to book the flights arriving before 1 pm. Please get in touch regarding your flight before booking it, we will try to synchronize everybody to minimize waiting time for each group.

      Camping and logistics

      For cooking you can bring your own camping equipment but if you are flying in we will be happy to share our stove. We can help you also with renting camping equipment or alternatively you can stay at nearby hotel that is a great deal when room is shared. Camping is 7 euro per person while hotel per room (2 people) is 80 euro including the breakfast. Rooms are amazing and food is great. We will eat dinners also at the hotel. Breakfast on it’s own is 8 euro.

      At our kayak camps, we look forward to a cozy get-together in the camp. We are happy to have breakfast together and for dinner, everyone decides whether to cook or eat in local restaurants!

      Most shuttles to the rivers are organized by us.  It may be necessary for private vehicles to also be used for shuttles and transfers if we go to Acheloos.

      We and the environment are generally happy when carpools are formed. When booking, we are happy to help establish contact between the participants.

      Pricing and additional costs

      We plan to arrange a pick up from Ioanina at 1:30pm on arrival day and drop off after early morning breakfest on the last day.

      Price does not include accommodation fees (approx. 7 EUR per person per night at the camping) and personal camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, etc.), food, and travel to and from the hotel.

      Alternatively you can stay at the local hotel “TELONEIO”   www.teloneio.gr   .

      For kayakers the price for double room is 80.00€/night + 1.50€/night accommodation taxis (including breakfast).

      You can rent a boat for 20 Eur and paddle for 10 Eur per paddling day. Personal equipment has to be brought by you or we can help sourcing few missing bits.

       

      Price does not included food or drinks.

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      Greece – Kayaking and Ancient Culture

      From: $749

      Reserve your place from just $180 deposit!

      How much is this in other currencies:

      USD$749-$1,399
      EUR649-1,315
      GBP£608-£1,135

      Payment options in variety of currencies are available.

      Please select your currency

      Clear
      [Add Airport transfer from Ioanina (IOA) to Tzoumerka and return]
      Product total
      Options total
      Grand total
      Category: SKU: LILI_007-2

      Additional information

      Choose Trip

      24-30.03 III Guided Trip, 31.03-06.04 Half Slice, 24.03-06.04 Two Trips

      Discover Our Trips

      Check out some of the river we may get to run!