Excursion description

In Karpenisi you can admire the emerald-green forests along with the small, well hidden villages scattered around the mountains. The green palette of the area combined with the deep blue of the sky create a perfectly relaxing picture. The traditional guest houses are carefully built in harmony with nature, offering an extraordinary experience to the visitor.

Numerous outdoor activities can be enjoyed in the area’s rich nature. The program that we have designed takes full advantage of our stay in Karpenisi, with activities that anyone with a basic fitness can participate in. Children over the age of 10 can participate as well, only if accompanied by their parents.

The experience wouldn’t be complete without tasting authentic local cuisine and drinks. Traditional dishes are delicious! You can try katiki (white cheese), galaktompoureko (traditional desert), home made sweet treats served with yoghurt and fresh meat from the area. Don’t forget to taste local red wine, as well as a glass of tsipouro (traditional alcoholic drink).

Adventure excursion schedule

Day one: Meeting at lush green Karpenisi

Meeting at the lush green Karpenisi village in the afternoon and group dinner in a traditional tavern.

Day two: Hiking and Via Ferrata at Mavri Spilia gorge

Arriving on foot at Mavri Spilia, we leave the path and continue inside the gorge by a path built on the rock (via ferrata). The route climbs vertical cliffs next to magnificent waterfalls. The activity, but also the feeling inside the cave and the waterfalls will captivate you. Our experienced instructors will guide you to spend a fun and unforgettable day. After the Via Ferrata ends, the walk continues towards the exit of the canyon and follows a path through the forest with a view of the lacy ridges of the area’s mountains.


Day three: Rafting to Tavropos river

An enjoyable rafting descent with fun passages. Shortly before the finish we will disembark from the boats and walk to the spectacular Viniana Falls.
The rafting descent takes place in the section of the river from the Gavrenitis bridge to the base of the Park. The route passes the old stone bridge of Viniana and is about 10 km long (difficulty level 2).



Day four: Ascent to Mount Helidona (1975m)

The hike starts from the old Mikro Chorio following the forest road that passes through the ruins where the village was built before 1963 where most of it was swept away by a landslide. Then the ascent continues under the fir trees on a path that passes the Potistis fountain and then continues uphill leading the hiker to the alpine zone and then to the summit. The view from the top is magnificent!

Day five: Canyoning

And where satisfaction reaches its zenith and everyone feels like they’ve seen it all…let’s go Canyoning! Are you ready;
An exciting activity where we will make several descents with ropes (rappels) inside the waterfalls of Vothonas or Viniani gorge depending on the conditions and the level of the group. The narrowness and towering walls of either of these two canyons will fascinate us.

Recommended gear

Each participant must be properly equipped with their personal gear for hiking.
Rafting and/or Canyoning equipment will be given to you on site and is included in the price.

An equipment list will be sent after registration as well as a discount coupon from the Get Out Outdoor Store for your personal purchases.

Next scheduled excursion:

Available upon request

Excursion Duration:

5 days

Price includes:

  • Excursion leader
  • Rafting and/or canyoning instructors
  • Reception dinner
  • List of personal equipment and guidance on its purchase and use
  • Equipment for rafting and/or canyoning


Price does not include:

  • Airfares
  • Domestic transfers
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation and meals