Northern Greece

Fly Fishing and horseback riding in Arista Greece

and horseback riding 

We traveld to three areas in Greece for 14 days.  The first part of the trip was in Northern Greece was in the small village of Arista in the Zagori municipal district near/in  the National Park of Vikos. Vikos national park was founded in 1973 and encompasses 33,000 acres comprised of lakes, rivers, mountains, deep canyons and thick forest.  We stayed in a top hotel designated by National Geographic as a “Unique Lodge of the World”‘. It truly was a great hotel with great views, fine dinning on a stone patio, exquisite rooms and bathrooms and indoor sauna and pool. The Hotel is called Arista Mountain Resort and Villas.

From Arista Mountain Resort near the Albania border we went: fly fishing, hiking, biking, rafting  and horseback riding 

The lodge had great dinning and views 

The fishing was superb and the scenery was spectacular.  My guide was just so nice, professional and helpful and was the perfect guide.  Setting up the line 

The river we fished and what views


Going for the trout

Travers here getting a lot of “hits” 



After a morning of fly fishing I went horseback riding along the same river.  The vendors name is Via Natura and they provide: horseback riding, river rafting and so on  

it was an easy ride along the river 

we took some small trails along the way = love the ears 


and rode alongside some rafters

riding under one of the stone bridges

nice trail along the way

WE never galloped but it was a relaxing 1/2 day of riding in a serene place

our guide and owner and his companies name is Via Natura and the web site is: