Explore the legendary Acheron River and its precious ecosystem, in this 4-hour private yacht cruise.
The Acheron River is known from Homer’s Odyssey. There, the god Hermes was leading the souls of the deceased, where Charon, the grim ferryman, carried them across the Acheron River, which divided the world of the living from the world of the dead.
As was customary, the relatives of the deceased put a small coin in his or her mouth, the ‘ovolos’, with which to pay for the quick passage to the Underworld. Only that way could they avoid the fearsome Cerberus, a three-headed dog with a dragon tail, that stood guard in the gates of Hades.
The following statue depicts the god of the Underworld, Hades or Pluto, along with his loyal watchdog Cerberus.
Despite the myth and lore of the region, your private yacht cruise will be a much merrier one. Nowadays the ecosystem of the Acheron River is known for its biodiversity and beauty.
We will depart from Parga and visit two beautiful beaches before heading to the mouth of the Acheron River.
For your private cruise to the Acheron River you may choose between our two wonderful yachts: Karina Motor Yacht or Naftaki Rib Yacht.
10:00am or 15:30pm, by appointment
Be prepared for lots of fun and wonder as we travel across the waters of the Ionian Sea.
In our cruise we will be accompanied by the charming little birds that inhabit the river estuary. Alcyons, as they are called in Greece, or common kingfishers, as they are usually called, have their nests in the river’s mouth.
According to Greek mythology, the ever restless god Zeus was after the nymph Alcyone. But when her jealous wife Hera found out of his intentions, Zeus transformed Alcyone to a beautiful and special bird. Out of care for her, Zeus granted her ten days in the heart of winter when storms never occur, so she can safely lay her eggs. Known to this day as ‘Halcyon Days’, they occur every January.
During your 4-hour circular private cruise to Parga – Acheron River you will experience:
We depart from Parga’s port in the morning. We need to know the exact time of departure from the previous day, the latest, so we can prepare the vessel for travel. Please keep in mind that it is in the discretionary power of the captain to alter the itinerary, according to the prevailing weather conditions at the time.
Please note that prices depend on the yacht chosen, on extra services requested and may vary by season.
Captain Paris and the crew are trained professionals with decade-long experience in seamanship. Your travel is guaranteed to be safe and problem-free under all conditions.
We will visit two stunning beaches where you can take a swim or sunbathe in the glorious Greek sun. Aphrodite’s Cave and Odysseus’ Cove will amaze you with their beauty and emerald waters.
We will cruise on the banks of the river and watch the colourful and charming kingfishers birds. Known in Greece as Alcyones, they build their nests on cotton plants. They are truly a wonder to observe flying and playing around our yacht. At times they follow us and at times they lead the way in this enchanting private cruise in the Acheron River.
After our amazing journey to the “River of the Dead”, we return to the Overworld and the open sea.