Program code: R001

The Rafting ride on River Nestos, which is about 9 km long, is easy and ideal for beginners. There are, however, some light waves, steep turns and 2nd to 3rd degree crossings. The descent for this activity starts from the Platanovryssi Dam and finishes right after the railroad bridge in Paranesti, Drama. In the middle of the course, we stop for some rest and a swim where the river is calmer, enjoying the lush green scenery in the Nestos Gorge.

Quick Info

Our meeting point is the Riverland base in Paranesti, Drama where our guides will provide all the necessary equipment for this activity. After we get ready, we store our belongings in the locker room and we are transported with Riverland vehicles to the starting point of the course.

Before we get in the river, our boat guide will give us instructions on rowing techniques, as well as all the necessary directions for a safe ride. All we have to do during the activity is to follow our guide’s instructions carefully.

*Our meeting time frequently changes due to the operation of the dam.

Meeting point:

We provide you with all the technical equipment

  • Boat
  • Oar
  • Helmet
  • Waterproof barrels to store your belongings
  • 50N river buoyancy aid (life jacket)
  • In addition, we provide isothermal suits, socks, gloves and shoes (neoprene) as well as anoraks

You should have with you:

  • Swimsuit or spare underwear
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • Sunscreen


  • 50 euros per person
  • Minimum total charge 300 euros

Prices include:

  • River guides certified by the International Rafting Federation (IRF)
  • All necessary equipment
  • Local transportation
  • Digital photos
  • 24% VAT

Who is it for

Participation Requirements

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