HIKING

FROM VIKOS GORGE TO DRAKOLIMNI

Zagori

Enjoy a thrilling hiking (tour) in Ovires Rogovou in Papigo, in Oxia lookout point, where Vikos gorge meets its summit, in Skala Vradetou, in Skamneli and visit some of the most well- known bridges in the area, such as the bridge of Kokorou, Kalogeriko, and Paliogefyro. You can also visit the monastery of Agia Paraskevi in Monodendri and the monastery Beloi in Vradeto. During the tour you will have a picnic and try rustic pie, chicken or cheese pie, seasonal fruits, and other sweets. The tour lasts for more than six hours and is carried out by our own vehicle and companied by our own guide.

Vikos Gorge

The suggested itinerary begins from the village Monodendri and ends at the village of Vikos. Vikos Gorge is a miracle of nature, a beauty that holds a world record: with walls that reach 900 meters high, it has been designated by Guinness book the deepest gorge in the world. However, this distinction is not the only reason to hike it; as you will be given the opportunity to admire the pristine and unadorned natural environment, which is offered as a refuge for many endangered species of the flora and fauna. The layers of the steep slopes reveal the geological history of Pindos Mountain. The duration is 7-8 hours. The hiking takes place throughout the year and has a medium level of difficulty, due to the duration of the hike.

Drakolimni of Tymfi

On the high mountains of Pindos, in Zagori, and the surrounding areas, alpine lakes adorn the barren landscape. The calm, dark and mysterious side induces awe. The eerie landscape of the alpine lakes of Pindos, popular both among climbers and locals shepherds, has spawned many legends. The most exciting of them is about dragons and it is the one behind the name of the lakes, which were possibly born in the form of alpine tritons. You can explore the Drakolimni with a day hike (start usually from Papigo and takes 8 hours in total). Duration 8 hours. The route starts from the village of Mikro Papigo. After hiking for 3.30 hours we arrive at the shelter. After 1.30 extra hour we reach the 2.150 meters in Drakolimni. We make a stop for a picnic and then return by the same route.

 

Scala of Vradeto

Scala of Vradeto was built in the late 18th century to unite the village Vradeto to the rest of Zagori. It is the largest of the four staircases that have been preserved in central Zagori and was constructed using a method of dry stone processing. You can descent the Skala of Vradeto, starting from Vradeto village and ending in Kapesovo Village. This hike includes a hike to the Veloi view point. The duration is approximately 2.30 hours.

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