For many, it comes as a surprise. Because vacations at the mountains usually connote nature, traditional villages and unique pathways…. not beaches! The Acheloos river though, the second longest Greek river and a God according to Greek Mythology, hides quiet a few surprises making the Tzoumerka area an ideal destination for summer as well.
Beaches at the riverfront of Acheloos, with crystal waters, mud baths and natural spas. An idyllic setting well hidden amidst the dense forest. A hidden diamond that was reached, until recently, only with the aid of the locals. But don’t you worry, we are here for you with all the details in order to reach easily and fast this little Paradise on Earth.
With your sports shoes for the short hike downhill from the parking area or with a 4×4 car that can take you right next to the beach, move towards the direction of the Glystra – Golfari hanging bridge. You should have with you all the essentials like water, snacks, beach towels, fishing equipment if you’d like and a light jacket for the sunset when the temperature drops.
The scenery will fascinate you and the first dive will make this short trip worthwhile. The beach lies underneath the impressive hanging bridge that units from the ’60s onwards the Golfari village with the rest of the world. It’s a small challenge for the brave who try to cross it. The beach is consisted of white pebbles (this explains Acheloos’ second name “Aspropotamos” which in Greek means “White River”) and depending on your preferences you can choose the shady or the sunny side.
It is a great destination for a one-day excursion as it is only a 30-minute drive from Vourgareli village and the greater area offers interesting sites (such as the Saint George Myrofyllos Monastery and the protected wildlife habitat of Polunerio – Myrofyllos).
“Acheloos is our island – Tzoumerka is our beach”! This is our moto and it will probably become yours too after your first visit at the riverside beaches.