Rafting is the challenging recreational outdoor activity of using an inflatable raft or cano to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is often done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the passengers. The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid-1970s, evolving from individuals paddling with double-bladed paddles to multi-person rafts propelled by single-bladed paddles and steered by a tour guide at the stern.
Olympus, Tempi Valley
The Tempi valley is a gorge in northern Thessaly, Greece, located between Olympus to the north and Ossa to the south. The valley is 10km long and as narrow as 25m in places with cliffs nearly 500m high. Through it flows the Pineios, the Greeks Amazon river, with diversity in birds on its way to the Aegean Sea. In ancient times it was celebrated by Greek poets as a favorite haunt of Apollo and the Muses. On the right bank of the Pineios sat a temple to Apollo, near which the laurels used to crown the victorious in the Pythian Games were gathered.
The Tempi pass is a strategic pass in Greece since it is the main route from Larisa through the mountains to the coast. Because of this it has been the scene of numerous battles throughout history. In 480bc 10.000 Athenians and Spartans gathered at Tempi to stop Xerxes’s invasion. Later times Greek guerrillas, at the German-Greek possession, used a secret passage above the valley to avoid from getting captured by German army. In addition this path gave them good view to see what’s coming.
Description: We have our meeting from 08:00 to start our tour towards Tempi Valley. If you stay to a nearby hotel picking up can be provided upon request. There we will prepare the equipment and give safety instructions about controlling a Raft boat. This route is ideal for introduction to rafting, for very small and very large age indicating numbers. A small break to visit the church of Agia Paraskevi and its subterranean Natural spring. before our finish and return.
We offer: Guidance with experienced guides. Complete technical and safety equipment. Transportation, photos and video. Juice, snack and water.
You should have the following: Swimsuit, Sports shoes, Towel.
Requirements: Suitable for all ages over 8 years and for people with good mental and physical condition. Parental consent is required for minors under 18 years old. Necessary knowledge in swimming. Minimum number of participants is 4.
Cost and Payment: The cost of the activity amounts to 70€ per participant. Payments can be done with Wire transfer, Paypal or Cash.
Departure location: Neoi Poroi, Pieria
Duration of Activity: 4 hours
Activity Period: March until May.