The springs of Acheron River is an area of outstanding natural beauty located almost one hour away from Sivota, close to the villages of Kanalaki and Glyki. Apart from the natural beauty, the springs of Acheron is known worldwide for its mythological contents. In ancient Greek mythology, Acheron was one of the five rivers of the Greek underworld.
According to the tradition, Zeus was devastated when the Titans drunk from the water and then he condemned the river to remain eternally under the earth while its water became darker.
In many parts of the river where the water flow is normal, there are lakes and water pits which have the ideal living conditions for many amphibians and fish. In other locations, the river flows impetuously through steep and precipitate high cliffs.
Acheron River comprises a fantastic short trip for its transparent water and the surrounding rocky landscape. It is actually one of the least known places in Parga thus it retains its unspoiled natural beauty. It flows from the mountains of Souli Epirus and after a long way, it reaches the Ionian Sea in Ammoudia beach.
We recommend you to leave the car where the parking ends and walk up the river through the steep canyon towards the springs.
-Keep in mind that in some places you may need to swim in the cool waters.
-Wear shoes that are either water resistant or you don’t care getting them wet.
-Bring your beach towel and some spare clothes.
-We suggest to visit the river in the morning until midday and then head out to Parga for lunch and an evening stroll.