A few Impressions of our Winterflights in Ioannina.
Mount Mitsikeli, a 35 km long ridge whose highest elevation is 1,810 meters, is located to the north east of Ioannina, and has the distinction of holding both the distance and altitude records for paragliding in Greece at 195 km, and 4,300 meters respectively.
finally our new trike arrived. it is powered by a hirth f23 which has 50 hp. It is being tested and awaiting approval
For the coming pre and post season we have motorized flights using a paratrike new in our program. Everyone has the possibility to take a motorized tandem flight.
A short Promo trailer of Epirus beautiful region Zagori !
Το active tours είναι πλέον μέλος της HATTA (Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies)
Ο ΗΑΤΤΑ, ο Σύνδεσμος των εν Ελλάδι Τουριστικών και Ταξιδιωτικών Γραφείων ιδρύθηκε το 1927. Από τότε μέχρι σήμερα προσφέρει πολύτροπα και πολυδιάστατα τις υπηρεσίες του στον Ελληνικό Τουρισμό.
O ΗΑΤΤΑ είναι ένας δυναμικός φορέας που ασκεί τον ρόλο του ως εκπρόσωπος των τουριστικών και ταξιδιωτικών γραφείων της Ελλάδας υποστηρίζοντας τα συμφέροντα των μελών του. Παράλληλα, επιδιώκει την ανάπτυξη και προαγωγή του Ελληνικού Τουρισμού και συμβάλλει στην αναπτυξιακή προσπάθεια της χώρας και στην αναβάθμιση της ποιότητας των παρεχόμενων τουριστικών υπηρεσιών.
ΤΑ ΜΕΛΗ ΤΟΥ ΗΑΤΤΑ
Τακτικά Μέλη του ΗΑΤΤΑ είναι νόμιμα λειτουργούντα τουριστικά και ταξιδιωτικά γραφεία που δραστηριοποιούνται σε όλους τους τομείς του τουρισμού όπως:
* Εισερχόμενος Τουρισμός
* Εξερχόμενος – Εσωτερικός Τουρισμός
* Τουριστικά Λεωφορεία
και ασχολούνται τόσο με συμβατικές όσο και με θεματικές μορφές τουρισμού αλλά και με τη διοργάνωση πάσης φύσεως εκδηλώσεων στα πλαίσια πάντα της ισχύουσας νομοθεσίας.
Συνεργαζόμενα Μέλη του ΗΑΤΤΑ είναι παρεμφερείς επιχειρήσεις, συνεργαζόμενες με τουριστικά γραφεία (Ξενοδοχεία, Μεταφορικές Εταιρείες (Αεροπορικές, Ακτοπλοϊκές), Ηλεκτρονικά Συστήματα Κρατήσεων, Τουριστικά Ακίνητα, προμηθευτές Τουριστικών Γραφείων κλπ.), με κοινά συμφέροντα και κοινές προσπάθειες και αγωνίες για την ανάπτυξη του τουρισμού.
A SHORT DOKU ABOUT OUR MONASTERY, HIS TAKE OFF AND THE FLIGHTS!!
“Active Tours” is now offering something very unique;
the chance to fly over Meteora in a two seater Trike.
We have three Trikes with three experienced pilots, which means that 3 passengers can fly simultaneously and experience the wild, beautiful landscape of Meteora from the air; the breathtaking cliffs, the monasteries.
We fly with discretion over the monasteries so as not to disturb the monks, but you will be able to see from above their life on the cliffs.
Come and enjoy the magic! Anyone can fly with us! For transportation we have a mini van. Contact Active Tours!
Το ACTIVE TOURS ενημερώνει για μία καταπληκτική προσφορά,που ξεκινά αυτό το τριήμερο,στις 28 Οκτωβρίου,και θα ισχύει καθ΄ όλη τη διάρκεια του Χειμώνα. Το πακέτο αυτό περιλαμβάνει,μαζί με μία διθέσια πτήση” παραπέντε, και το βίντεο με τη φωτογράφιση, αποτυπώνοντας τη μοναδική εμπειρία μαζί με την πανοραμική θέα ,στην οποία θα πάρει μέρος αυτό το μαγικό ταξίδι! Και βέβαια συμπεριλαμβάνει και την μεταφορά από και προς το ξενοδοχείο,στα Ιωάννινα,την Κόνιτσα και το Ζαγόρι. Σας περιμένουμε με χαρά να πετάξουμε μαζί!
Καλό γιορτινό τριήμερο και καλό Χειμώνα!
Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες, σας παρακαλούμε, επικοινωνήστε μαζί μας.
We are pleased to announce that Active Tours was part of the team working on the filming of a Greek Odyssey.
Peter Andre, a well known actor in England, has the leading role in this series. While in Greece he used the opportunity to fly tandem with us and present Lefkada’s beautiful scenery from the perspective of a bird.
This is good advertisement for our beautiful flying sites!
Pilot: Thanassis Smiris
In order to expand our tandem offerings even further we are now also offering tandem flights in Ioannina, Epirus year round.
The view from the air of the incredible scenery of the deepest canyon in the world located in Zagori directly behind the Mitsikeli mountain range, and the view to Ioannina’s lake is an unforgettable experience that is possible for every one.
For pairs who would like to fly at the same time, we have welcomed to our team an additional experienced tandem pilot who will also help to capture this beautiful experience on video.
Feel free like an eagle and circle in thermals up to cloud base.
Parga is a beautiful coastal town located on the north part of the Ionian Sea, and lies on the way from Igoumenitsa to Lefkada as you follow the coast southwards. It has long been a favored holiday destination for thousands of visitors from all over Europe, and is one of Greece’s most stunning. The town’s most distinguishing manmade feature are the ruins of an old castle on a cliff above the sea.
Just to spend some time and soak up the atmosphere of this small coastal town is fulfilling enough. Well, almost, if we were not paragliders that must combine flying with everything. And, lucky as we are there is a 500 meter high hill directly behind the town, on which a handful of local pilots some years ago cleared a starting place from which we can still start.
The first time I flew in Parga was in 2009, and I invited a few people from Skywalk, who used the backdrop of Parga for a photo shooting for their new 2010 paragliding models.
In the past few years there has not been much flying done in Parga, since there are hardly any active pilots in the area now. This is even more of a reason to care for and resuscitate flying in Parga, which is why I am organising a tour this month with my team to promote this beautiful flying spot.
Information regarding flying in Parga
Parga and the 500 meter hill faces towards the south. With a weak prevailing main wind up to 3 beaufort you can also fly thermally. If you fly further down, you can soar above Parga and the castle ruins on the sea. Landing is always done on Valtos Beach. In the months of July and August the beach is very full, and therefore it is no longer possible to land there. In these two months one should not fly in Parga.
If you would like further information, contact us!
In order to add even more variety to our palette of flying areas we set out to find a place so strikingly different from our already varied offerings which cover soaring on the coast of Lefkada and top thermal flying in the mountainous region of Pindos.The goal being to find an idyllic town that we could thermal above.
Our search brought us to Edessa, a relatively unknown flying area which is flown for the most part by pilots from an older generation. Edessa is situated exactly halfway between Thessaloniki and Ioannina.
At the beginning of March the right weather conditions arrived for us to give Edessa a try, so we set off to meet up with the flying school that developed the flying area with a starting place directly at the edge of town.
We wanted to get an impression of what it is like to fly in Edessa and take some good photos of the area. When we arrived at the starting place we were standing at a cliff start that is just 50 meters high. After the first minutes of flying our expectations had already been more than met; we were 300 meters above the town, and thinking that this was going to be an interesting day. We flew for more than three hours in gentle thermik reaching over 1400 meters, and this was just the beginning of March. We were speechless!
Information for flying in Edessa:
Edessa is a flying area with very active strong thermals, and is oriented to the south/south east. It is a very good location for flying FAI triangles.
The starting place is a 50 meter cliff start located directly at the edge of town on a flat field. When the prevailing main wind is weak the local wind system can be counted on to take effect already at 10 am and to prevail throughout the day flowing up the hill, and allowing for beautiful flying conditions all day long.
The landing zone is at a field in the valley next to an archeological site.
Because the flying area is located in a town special rules apply which must be followed. Pilots must check in with the flight school that maintains the starting place and which offers a shuttle service. The flight school will call the town to let them know that people will be flying on this day.
The pilot must be of a high level being able to start very well and land very well. Landing is always to be done in the valley. In the unfortunate case that one should fly too low and no longer be able to reach the front of the hill, there is just one possibility to land, and that is directly in town on the town’s soccer field. There are no other possible places to land! That the flying area exists, depends on the good relations of the flying community with the town, the mayor of the town, and the fact that there have never been any accidents.
For more information contact us!!
Report by Akis