Lousios Gorge | Arcadia Highlands | Tracing Monasteries
Updated: May 3
Lousios is a gorge and also a rapid flowing river in western Arcadia, Peloponnese. The river begins near Lefkochori and flows through the gorge, which is very popular among hikers, emptying into Alfios river. It is deep and narrow, with 15 Km length (around 2 Km wide), much heavily forested with steep cliffs.
Two towns can be found at the ends of the gorge. Dimitsana at the north end and the ancient city of Gortys at the south end (there you can visit the temple of Asclepius).
The itinerary of the gorge features the monasteries of Timiou Prodromou, Philosophou, Panagias Kalamiou and Aimyalon, and also several cold-water tobacco and gunpowder production mills.
Lousios river is a 2nd degree of difficulty rafting descent. You can book a rafting tour here.