• Overview
  • Trip Outline
  • Trip Includes
  • Trip Excludes
  • Booking
  • FAQ

Live a unique experience in the rich natural environment of the river Nestos!

Nestos, which starts from the Rila mountain range in Bulgaria, crosses the Rhodope region and ends in the Thracian Sea. It encounters ecosystems of rare beauty and rich biodiversity. The Nestos river and the Nestos Delta are governed by international protection conditions, and are included in the NATURA 2000 wetlands and the riparian forest, known as Kotza Orman, is part of the East National Park. Macedonia & Thrace. Many species of flora thrive and some of the rarest wildflowers in the world are found. In the riparian areas, more than 254 species of birds and 20 species of mammals find shelters, such as hedgehogs, black storks, herons, wild boars, otters, jackals, and more!

Day 1: Day of meeting and going to Xanth and Nestos river

Day 2: Kayak or rafting in the Nestos Delta and seaside BBQ

Day 3: Kayak in the meanders of Nestos

Live the experience, catch the pulse, and listen to live in the river!


Day 1

Meeting and travel towards Nestos

Our excursion will start in the morning from Thessaloniki and we will first visit the city of Xanthi. There we will have time for a tour at the old town and lunch with traditional flavors.
In the afternoon we estimate our arrival at the base of our camp. Free time to arrange dinner in the Nestos with local products and delicacies

Day 2

Kayak or rafting in the Delta of Nestos

Route description: Nea Karya-Nestos Estuary- Monastiraki Beach

The descent starts from Nea Karya and ends at the point where the river meets the sea. In the eastern part of the Delta, extensive areas of sand dunes and periodic wetlands dominate. Along the way we will meet the joyous forest of Nestos, which is referred to as the last jungle in Europe. At the estuary we approach late in the afternoon, where the sunset will offer us images of incomparable beauty! Here, we take a short break to relax and have a quick snack.

Then, if the conditions are favorable we paddle about 6 km to the sea to get to the extensive sandy beach of Monastiraki. This is followed by an evening meal by the sea with fish from the Thracian Sea

Degree of difficulty: suitable for beginners
09.00 Breakfast
10.00-11.30 Training of participants for the use of the kayak
12.00-13.30 Free time for refreshing swims in the river
13.00 Lunch with local products and delicacies
14.00 - 15.30 Rest
16.00 Departure for Nea Karya
17.30 - 21.00 Descent of Nestos Delta by kayak
23.00 Departure for our base

Day 3

Kayak or rafting on the upper part of Nestos

Route description: Stavroupoli - Galani

The enchanting journey starts with a stop in Imera at a point with panoramic views and then we head to Stavroupoli. There, we drop the kayaks and cross the Nestos Gorge, where the "Aesthetic Forest" stretches. In the middle of the route, on a beach near the abandoned train station of Livera, we take the first break for food and refreshing dives. We continue to the Meanders of Nestos, where we take the second break. At this point the landscape changes. The dense and inaccessible forest is followed by imposing cliffs. The rock formations in combination with the rich vegetation create a special and impressive landscape!

Degree of difficulty: suitable for beginners
9.00 Breakfast
10.00 Departure for Stavroupoli
11.30-16.30 Descent of Nestos Straits by kayak
17.30 Arrival at our base and end of program. We pack our things and return to Thessaloniki

  • Escorts
  • All the necessary equipment for the kayak or rafting
  • Local transfers
  • Meals as described
  • lunch packs on the activity
  • Camping and camping equipment (excluding sleeping bag)
  • Liability coverage for the activity
  • Photos by professional photographers
  • Transfer to and from Thessaloniki
  • alcohol drinks and beverages
  • Expenses that may arise from early departure from the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuites (optional)
Please wait...

Generally, wear comfortable clothes and have extra pair clothes with you to change where we will stop or after activity. We suggest snicker NO open shoes, and long trouser. Below you can find a suggest list depending on the activity. Do not hesitate to speak with us for an extra consultation.

rain jacket (just in case)
long trouser
extra T-shirt
fleece or pullover
extra dry clothes

one small backpack (15lt)
one flask to fill up fresh water from a spring
personal drugs
poles and carry mat if you have
In case that you need equipment, we will be happy to serve you, just ask!

It is good for the shoe to have a "tractor" sole so that it does not slip. However, you can also come with your snickers, but you should be careful in some wet places or after rain

We will bring for you water and snack, that includes a sandwich with feta cheese, tomato, cucumber, or other local snack like pie. Let us know about special dietary needs. Of course, feel free to bring your own favorite snack with you

Our pace is adapted to the average person and can be followed by anyone, even children over 10 years old safely and without resentment. During the excursion we will definitely take some short breaks for photos in the most beautiful places

In the most excursions is permitted to swim on the river. Especially on the excursion of Waterfun and Thermal bath this is the core of the excursion. Restriction is only applying at Enipeas river where is the core of a National Park. The best period for an open cold water is from end of May till end of September, depending on the weather condition also. Thermal baths you can visited all year round and the feeling and the scenery is more beautiful in autumn and wintertime! You choose…

Most of our excursions are suitable all year round. Of course for ski touring we need snow and some other excursion are more enjoyable in spring, summer and autumn

long pants
towel, slippers, bag for the wet clothes
extra clothes
personal medicines
if you are allergic let us know
tell us about a health problem that may affect your activity
dietary preferences (vegeterian, vegan, religious restrictions) in case the trip includes food

For this activity you should have with you the below:
two pieces of swimwear
dry bag for your personal belongings
river shoes
sleeping bag
anti - mosquito

Copyright © 2022 Enjoy Travel and Tourism All rights reserved Thessaloniki, Greece info@enjoytours.gr