_our excursion

A unique experience in one of the most beautiful rivers of Greece. On our route we will encounter water curtains, caves, waterfalls as well as two of the most famous and historical stone bridges, the bridge of Plaka which is the largest single-arched bridge in the Balkans, and Arta.

1st day

On Saturday we depart at 8:00 from Thessaloniki. After making a stop along the way, we expect to arrive at our hotel Princess Lanassa at noon. After settling in our rooms we rendezvous for our walk to the Prophet Elias chapel. The chapel has an altitude of 950 meters. From there we will be able to enjoy the magnificent view of Tzoumerki and also to admire the Delta formed between the Kalarritikos and Arachthos rivers. Then we return to the hotel for dinner or we can relax in its spa.

2nd day

On Sunday, after enjoying our breakfast, we depart for the waters of Arachthos. Upon our arrival at the starting point, we will receive the isothermal suits and the rest of the necessary equipment. From there, 10 kilometers of descent await us (about 2.5 hours), where we will live an incredible experience of action and relaxation, crossing the imposing gorge of Arachthos, and ending up at the famous bridge of Plaka.

At the end of the route, our bus will be waiting for us with our things so that we can change and start the return to Thessaloniki, with an intermediate stop in the picturesque Metsovo for coffee and dinner.


walking & rafting | Prophet Elias & descent of Arachtos | 2km & 10km | 1.5 & 2.5 hours | difficulty level: easy | ages: 5+ (accompanied by guardian)

Walk: after settling in our rooms we will start a walk towards the chapel of Prophet Elias. A gentle hike that rewards us with the magnificent view towards the Arachthos river.

Rafting: pickup and transfer by vans to the starting point of the route, where we will receive the necessary equipment (boat, isothermal suit, helmet, life jacket, windbreaker). The descent is 10km long and takes about 2.5 hours.


Princess Lanassa 5*: This is a 300-year-old mansion that has been renovated in a way that harmoniously combines luxury with the beauty of traditional stone. It was named after the second wife of King Pyrrhus of Epirus. It has comfortable rooms, suites and chalets, all named after relatives and associates of King Pyrrhus, and each with a special character. It also has a restaurant with traditional dishes, a 5X5 tennis and football court, and a Relaxation Center (hydromassage, hammam, sauna) for an additional fee.

_the prices are per person and include:

  • the transfer from Thessaloniki & local transfers
  • accommodation in a double room with breakfast at the Princess Lanassa 5* hotel in Kostitsi
  • accompanied by experienced Explosivo guides
  • the rafting activity and the necessary equipment
  • liability insurance | legal taxes

_prices do not include:

  • extra meals and drinks

_do not forget:

  • sports/hiking/trekking shoes
  • snacks (cakes, chocolates, power bars) | water
  • swimsuits or underwear that will get wet
  • second pair of shoes or closed-toe sandals that will get wet
  • towel

_route details:

  • walk kilometers: 2km
  • rafting kilometers: 10km
  • physical condition required: moderate