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Zagori Stone Bridges/ Vikos Gorge
Overview

Plan a trip to Zagorochoria

and explore the traditional Central Zagori villages of Monodendri and Kipoi, taste the delicious cuisine, admire the local architecture and walk across the famous Zagori arch stone bridges, built centuries ago by exceptionally skilled local stonemasons.

From the lookout points of Oxia and Beloi you will get the chance to unwind at an altitude of over 1000m and enjoy panoramic views of the Vikos Gorge.

Plan a trip to Zagori Stone Bridges and discover one of the world’s deepest canyons, home to brown bears and 92 stone bridges.

The region is  difficult to access due to its mountainous terrain; the natural landscape provided the area with a natural fortress protecting its inhabitants from aggressors.

The Vikos Canyon is the  one of most impressive areas of Zagori. The Vikos Gorge channel, that snpams about 38km, is  a dry seasonal river during most time of the year.

It’s deepest part is about 12 km long. In the middle of its main part it is crossed by Megas Lakkos, an equally deep and wild branch, far from road access or villages. The Vikos Gorge runs into the Voidomatis river that continues to flow through its own smaller gorge. The Vikos Gorge at 990m deep near Monodendri and 1350 m near its end. It is one of the deepest in the world, indeed the deepest in proportion to its width. The Vikos Gorge is also a site of major scientific interest, because it is in almost virgin condition, and is a haven for endangered species and contains many and varied ecosystems.

Source: wikipedia

Important tips

  • Travel Bite date and/or time might be modified or cancelled due to weather conditions and in this event the option of an alternative date or full refund will be given.
  • Running/trekking shoes and comfortable training clothing is required for all activities. For river rafting and river trekking travelers are advised to carry waterproof shoes.

Tips & Useful Info

Starting point: Papingo, Ioannina, Greece
Languages: English, Greek
Included Amenities: Fully certified instructors/guides, necessary equipment, transfers from/to the meeting points, Liability Insurance and local Taxes
Excluded Amenities: Personal Travel & Health Insurance not included, Transports to the meeting point
Minimum number of guests needed: 2
Maximum number of guests: 12
Physical Level: No difficulty. Previous experience is not required. Basic level of agility and fitness is needed.

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