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Nestos is a river that rises in the Rila mountains (Bulgaria) and flows into the Aegean Sea, near the island of Thasos. The length of the river is 230 km, of which 126 km in Bulgaria and the rest in Greece. It plunges down towering canyons toward the Aegean Sea through mostly metamorphic formations and eventually, the main stream spreads over the coastal plain of Chrysoupolis and expands as a deltaic system with freshwater lakes and ponds forming the Nestos delta.

Nestos river is an ideal spot for hiking and rafting – kayaking lovers. The routes run through an impressive landscape which constitutes the aesthetic forest, rugged cliffs and impressive geological formations through which the river flows, forming spectacular meanders.


Rafting - Kayaking requires specific equipment and techniques that must be adapted to the natural environment. For this reason it is strongly advised that you check regularly our ‘Schools / Clubs’ section, in order to get in contact with nearby qualified instructors, that will introduce you safely to this exciting activity. Although, rafting - kayaking schools will provide you with all necessary technical equipment, we encourage you to  visit our ‘Equipment Shops’ section, in order to choose your technical apparel. Furthermore, we highly recommend you to visit our ‘Accommodation’ section, for nearby accommodation arrangements.

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