There’s no doubting the beauty of the country’s beaches, but rivers, too, have something special to offer. Their amazing crystal-clear waters, dense surrounding nature, and small riverbank areas, sometimes more spacious, offer amazing river swimming experiences, which can be combined with picnics. Some trekking may be required to get to a number of rivers but the level of satisfaction gained will more than compensate.
The Acheloos river, in western Greece, begins at a magical spot at the top of Mount Lakmos and covers the regions of Trikala, Karditsa, Arta, Evrytania, and Etoloakarnania. This river’s banks are covered with white pebbles. Many parts along the stream are terrific for swimming. This river’s best-known swimming spots are the Acheloos Valley, at a 700-metre altitude, and the Glystra-Golfari bridge close to Terpna in the Arta region.
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