Day Trip from Sivota to Acheron River 1 hour dive – Map
The Acheron ( Greek: Αχέροντας Acherontas) is a river located in the Epirus region of northwest Greece. Its source is near the village Zotiko, in the southwestern part of the Ioannina regional unit and it flows into the Ionian Sea in Ammoudia, near Parga.
Rafting for everyone, safely and happy mood! What should I bring with me? A second pair of shoes that will get wet, swimsuit the second pair of underwear and a towel. Equipment we provide: the necessary equipment that would protect life jacket, helmet, paddle and of course the boat. All specialist equipment we provide is the most appropriate in strict accordance with the requirements of the international federation. The movement to and from the activity becomes free with our mini bus.
Canoe – Kayak personal pleasure! What should I bring with me? A second pair of shoes that will get wet, swimsuit the second pair of underwear and a towel. Equipment we provide: the necessary equipment that would protect life jacket, helmet, paddle and of course the boat. All specialist equipment we provide is the most appropriate in strict accordance with the requirements of the international federation. The movement to and from the activity becomes free with our mini bus.
River Trekking in Acheron! Come to enjoy the nature and the unique passages Acheron us safely and happy mood for adventure. Walk in nature gives wellness, eliminates stress, oxygenates the brain cells, trains, empowers and gives a sense of the psychology of happiness. It is ideal for all ages, and the degree of difficulty depends on the destination.
Riding companion with the ultimate feeling of freedom in nature! Our facilities have horses suitable for carrying out the activity for riders of all ages.
Flying fox (funicular) to Acheron! The flying fox is a small cable that connects usually a river bank to the opposite bank, with a cable or rope and has more of a pulley driven by gravity, and is used as a game or activity for all ages. It does not require any special physical condition and is widely known as a game of ages. Necessary safety: Safety vest, belt hook and helmet (provided for free by using our Club) ..
Archery in our club! archery except sport and hobby is fun and practical. Our facilities have all the equipment for the exercise of archery, so you can do the activity safely.
Bicycling in Acheron! The ideal way to rejoice gymnastics in nature is bicycling. Our facilities will find bikes and equipment necessary to enjoy riding my bike along the river Acheron, and paths.
Trampoline, Paragliding, Slackline.
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In ancient Greek mythology, Acheron was known as the “river of woe”, and was one of the five rivers of the Greek underworld. The word is of uncertain etymology.
In the Homeric poems the Acheron was described as a river of Hades, into which Cocytus and Phlegethon both flowed.
The Roman poet Virgil called it the principal river of Tartarus, from which the Styx and Cocytus both sprang. The newly dead would be ferried across the Acheron by Charon in order to enter the Underworld.
William Blake’s depiction of “The Vestibule of Hell and the Souls Mustering to Cross the Acheron” in his Illustrations to Dante’s “Divine Comedy” object 5 c. 1824-27. The original for the work is held by the National Gallery of Victoria.
The Suda describes the river as “a place of healing, not a place of punishment, cleansing and purging the sins of humans”.
According to later traditions, Acheron had been a son of Helios and either Gaia or Demeter, who had been turned into the Underworld river bearing his name after he refreshed the Titans with drink during their contest with Zeus. By this myth, Acheron is also the father of Ascalaphus by either Orphne or Gorgyra.
The river called Acheron with the nearby ruins of the Necromanteion is found near Parga on the mainland opposite Corfu. Another branch of Acheron was believed to surface at the Acherusian cape (now Karadeniz Ereğli in Turkey) and was seen by the Argonauts according to Apollonius of Rhodes. Greeks who settled in Italy identified the Acherusian lake into which Acheron flowed with Lake Avernus. Plato in his Phaedo identified Acheron as the second greatest river in the world, excelled only by Oceanus.
Following Greek mythology, Charon ferries souls across the Acheron to Hell. Those who were neutral in life sit on the banks
He claimed that Acheron flowed in the opposite direction from Oceanus beneath the earth under desert places. The word is also occasionally used as a synecdoche for Hades itself. Virgil mentions Acheron with the other infernal rivers in his description of the underworld in Book VI of the Aeneid. In Book VII, line 312 he gives to Juno the famous saying, flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo: ‘If I cannot bend the will of Heaven, I shall move Hell.’ The same words were used by Sigmund Freud as the dedicatory motto for his seminal book The Interpretation of Dreams, figuring Acheron as psychological underworld beneath the conscious mind.
The Acheron was sometimes referred to as a lake or swamp in Greek literature, as in Aristophanes’ The Frogs and Euripides’ Alcestis.
In Dante’s Inferno, the Acheron river forms the border of Hell. Following Greek mythology, Charon ferries souls across this river to Hell. Those who were neutral in life sit on the banks. Source Wikipedia.