Paramythia and the area around it, provide the visitor, a
series of activities of alternative tourism. Trekking, extreme games,
visiting areas with great, ancient and historical, interest there are a
few activities of alternative tourism for the visitors of this region.
The agritourism is a form of alternative tourism in order to maintain
and promote the Hellenic traditional and rustic way of life. Paramythia
represents an rural area which maintains the true traditions and it's
characterized as traditional settlement. Above, follows a short
description of activities provided to the visitor of Paramythia.
Trekking, horse riding and extreme games
Trekking - European path of
long distances E6
In Paramythia, you can use the european path of long distances E6. The
path crosses Paramythia and the mountain chain Gorila, rewarding all
visitors with its true beauty, as an international recognized path. It
startes in Igoumenitsa, the capital of the county, and , as regarding
Epirus, finishes in Dodoni of Ioannina. Exploration in regions with
dense forests and forgotten villages.
Trekking - Path «Gorila - St.
The second worthy path, is the path of mountain chain Gorila
At the altitude of 1.658m, the Gorilas is the second higher mountain in
Thesprotia. You could reach it by the side of Paramythia, but also from
the Agia Kyriaki. Starting from Paramythia, you can choose eiter
crossing the town, either through the area of the Elea's Castle.
Following the marked path, you can reach the cave
of St. Arsenis. Inside the cave, there is a small church dedicated to
the Saint. The very same spot is used as camping spot, and you can see
all the valley of Paramythia. At the second half of the route, if you
choose the first alternative, you'll pass the point of take-off used by
the parapente athletes from Paramythia's Airathletic Club. By choosing
the second alternative, you shall acquaint the area around the ancient
Elea and the Castle which its remains are still standing.
Trekking - Path «Route Skala of Tzavelena - Souli»
Route Skala of Tzavelena - Souli. A route of medium difficulty, 4h
lond, with the view of Acheron River and destination the turret of the
free Hellenism against Turkish domination.
Horse riding on the mountain
Gorila, next to the Kokkytos River, et al
Short routes on tracks and beautiful forests. The ancient Castle of
Paramythia, the ancient Castle of Elea, the valley of Paramythia,
highland villages et al.
River Trekking on Acheron
Trekking on tracks by the side of the river, and sometimes within the
Acheron River. Easy path wich starts from Glyki and endes by the
fountainheads near the villages of Souli. Possible passages from one to
the other side of the river, since the water at several points is very
low. For quite some distance, you have easy access to communal roads.
Canyoning on the Acheron's
Crossing canyons, by walking and by using ropes over the vertical
rocks, and spots where the river forms small waterfalls. Acheron-Dalas
2-3 hours, easy wihout rapel.
Rafting, Kayak & Canoe-Kayak on
The descent of river over an inflatable boat, single-seater,
double-seater or up to 8-seater, or using canoe.
The crew members are from 6 to 8. For the biginners, the Acheron River
is the ideal place, since there are organized enterprises which provide
the suitable equipment, and professional quides. Extra route Acheron
Sertziana-Glyki 12km, 4th difficulty level, while on Kalamas
(Vrosina-Plakoti) 15km, 1st level.
Mountain Bike on mountain Korila
Routes on tracks and beautiful forests. The ancient castle of
Paramythia, highland Thesprotian villages et al. The wonderful
provincial roads, covered by green, and perfumes from herbs and
flowers, offer to the visitor amazing experiences.
Parapente. Flihts with special
The word «Parapente» comes from the french words "para" (from
parachute) and "pente" (sidelong).
The sport has a lot of funs. You can fly along with the Airathletic
Club of Paramythia, on the side of the mountain Gorila.
The agritourism is a form of alternative
tourism which maintains and promotes the Hellenic traditional and rural
way of life.
The traditional way of life, the participation to the cultivation and
production of goods, without using any drugs and chemicals, the active
participation to the food preparation, or the acquaintance with the
Epirotic cuisine and with the traditional biologic cultivation of
horticulture, the preparation of sweets, the traditional production of
clothes, are a few among the agritoursim activities.
For the moment there is no organized agritourism unit, but you can join
the local private enterprises, which have private cultivations, and
also the government services of the Educational Agricultural Center.
Educational Routes. Aquatic
Bisides the isolated activity and the personal interests, you can join
a serie of educational, scientific organized programs.You can join, as volunteer, the program Observation of birds
living in Hellas (SPPE) on the Paramythia's mountains.
You can apply
Important aquatic fauna areas:
Straits of Kalamas River, Delta of Kalamas River, Estuary and Straits
of Acheron River.