Explore the ancient Greek gorge of Kallithea on this canyoning adventure near Athens.
Hidden high in the Attica hillside, Kallithea Gorge is a dramatic landscape carved over centuries by mountain springs that travel towards the sea. 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…
Kallithea 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 850 m long and has 21 descents (highest 20 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 Attica for this canyoning excursion in Kallithea 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 May to October, Kallithea Gorge in Xylokastro is suitable for adults only with some technical sections, high jumps, solo abseils and fast flowing water. There are several opt-out areas with optional traverse sections.