Rafting is called the river descent with a specially designed inflatable boat. The name comes from the English word raft (tailors) meaning boat. The boat has no base and at least five different cells (tubes) that if one of them punctured can continue to descend safely. Also, the water entering it can come only from the basis of the principle of communicating vessels.
Their maximum capacity varies with the size of the vessel four to ten people, in a more popular for Greek rivers, of these that fit six to eight persons. Of course in all vessels can enter fewer people since the lighter it is, the easier is for people to lead. The boat takes to download the river with a specially trained attendant. The rafting is a sport without requiring special physical fitness and muscle strength.
In rafting, there are different levels of difficulty on a scale of one to six. On routes up to third degree of difficulty can everyone involved provided know how to swim and be cooperative and for routes with difficulty over three required fitness and relevant experience.
The degree of difficulty of a route depends on the morphology of the river, the number of passes and the difficulty of access.
The rafting with an inflatable boat is a very fun and memorable experience. The crew consists of 6-12 paddlers in each boat which directs professional river guide.
Rivers with a low degree of difficulty offered to those who will do rafting for the first time while difficult rivers can test the most experienced paddlers. A requirement is to know how to swim, mental and physical health.
You should have your swimsuit, a second pair of shoes that will get wet, a shirt, a towel.
First is the essential lesson and then enter the boats to start the descent. The whole process takes about 4-5 hours.