Explore the ancient Greek gorge of Agios Loukas on this canyoning adventure near Athens.
Navigate this scenic canyon downstream from the Peloponnese countryside, following waterfalls and babbling brooks deep into the heart of the ravine – swimming, scrambling and climbing with the freshwater flow…
Agios Loukas Gorge is located near the Village of Kallithea in Peloponnese close to Xylokastro Town. It’s a beautiful canyon with water throughout the year. Kallithea is 1500 m long and has 3 descents (highest 9 m) with lakes a few jumps and 2 slides. It can be reached from central Athens via car (1h 30 mins).
Meet your guide in Xylokastro for this canyoning excursion in Agios Loukas Gorge near Athens! Suitable for adventurous beginners, this multi-discipline experience is recommended for anyone new to the sport and looking for a fun yet challenging introduction. After a short 10-minute nature walk, reach the start of the canyon where you will receive a short safety briefing and introduction to the kit – learning about the ropes and techniques you’ll be using throughout the day. Under the supervision of your guide, learn
how to climb, jump and abseil through the gorge – descending waterfalls and tombstoning into freshwater pools! An all-or-nothing experience, work as a team to navigate this intricate canyon network, following the flow of the river as it picks up the pace and funnels into raging waterfalls, natural slides and even a tyrolean traverse! A 6-hour descent, reach the finish line in time for a quick team photo before your return to your transport and your adventure will end.
Operating during the summer season from June to September, Agios Loukas Gorge in Xylokastro is suitable for adults only with some technical sections, solo abseils and fast flowing water. There are several opt-out areas with optional traverse sections.
CURRENT TECHNICAL INFORMATION:
Number of Rappel descent: 3
Maximum descent: 9 meters
Canyon Length: 1500m
Access time to the entrance: 30min
Crossing time: 3 hours
Access time to exit: 25min
- Accompanied by certified and experienced drivers
- Supply of all necessary equipment (neoprene uniform, neoprene socks, belt, helmet, backpack, waterproof container)
- Team safety and rescue equipment
- Water, snack
Shoes suitable for walking in the water on rough terrain and protecting the ankle. Water & Snacks, at least 2 liters of water, and snacks for the entire duration of the activity. Second pair of Socks for after leaving the canyon. Second blouse. Swimwear, towel.