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ACHERON X-TREME

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The mythical river of the ancient Greek world is set in a landscape of stunning natural beauty, part of the Natura 2000 network. The 64 km of this watery route, from the springs of Acheron (near the village of Glyki Thesprotia) to where it discharges in the village of Ammoudia on the Ionian coast have much to offer fans of alternative tourism. In its crystal-clear waters you can enjoy a swim, go riding and river trekking and take a boat trip. The “Straits of Acheron” – the imposing and lush green gorge formed by the mountains of Paramythia and Souli – are ideal for rafting, canoe kayak, canyoning, flying fox and paragliding.
The crossing of the “Straits” along the walking route from Trikastro to Skala Tzavelaina (length 10 km, duration 4.5 hours), alongside the meandering river, is a wonderful experience for every nature lover.

Where
Acheron Kayaking Eco Tour:

EXPLORING THE AMBRACIAN GULF

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With twenty small and large lagoons, estuaries, dozens of sandbars, reed beds, wet meadows, rare waterfowl and a unique marine fauna, the Ambracian Gulf is one of Europe’s finest wetlands. The Amvrakikos Wetlands National Park is protected under the Ramsar Convention and offers an impressive mosaic of landscapes and scenery to explore. It is well worth going on an enjoyable summer cruise in a traditional wooden fishing boat, to observe the dolphins and Caretta sea turtles that swim in its seas. Winter is an ideal season for bird watching along the ecotourism road routes.


Where
Eco Cruising:

KOKKINOPILOS

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Near the village of Agios Georgios, in the region to the north of Philippiada, a series of deep red sand hills, low in height (100 - 150 metres) and with small ravines and rich vegetation, create the image of a Red Planet. A product of the interaction between rain and dust from Africa over the centuries, this unusual natural monument is a draw for “hunters” of unusual geological phenomena as well as lovers of walking. This spot, with the characteristic name of Kokkinopilos (red clay), was discovered in 1962 by the British archaeologist Eric S. Higgs, who uncovered some fine archaeological artefacts from the Palaeolithic era.


LAKE ZIROS

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With a diameter of just 1000 metres and a width of 500 metres, Lake Ziros is a small watery jewel surrounded by lush-green hills near Philippiada in Preveza. It is considered an ecosystem of especial value, incorporated into the Natura 2000 network. An ideal recreational spot for visitors to the region, it is perfect for canoeing and kayaking in its blue waters, cycling along its banks and walking along the routes in the riverside forest that surrounds it.


Where
Environmental Education Centre of Philippiada: