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Vikos Gorge

Zagoria, Greece
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Ranked #2 of 41 Attractions in Epirus
Type: Canyons
Activities: Hiking
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is also a must-see, Exceptional view and feel I have never felt so small. if you are afraid of hights bring a friend!

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Awe-inspiring scenery, unique nature, picturesque villages and surprising monuments of 18th and 19th century craftmanship and engineering comprise a unique experience

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Israel
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86 reviews 86 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Amazing view. You can see at some points the fantastic place. The best view is 6 km. from Monodendri, you have a panoramic view from the canyon. Another place you must go is near the monastery by trek of 30 min. starting in the village of Vikos down to the river. Then swim in the icy water that melt from... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

world deepest canyon,the vikos gorge in the pindus mountains of N:W greece we did not hike but we viewed it from the monastery church and we took a small path walked few mts behind the church there is a trail that will lead you to a beautiful view.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Our family (parents + 2 teen-aged children) hiked the Vikos Gorge from Monodendri to Vikos village. Took our time with numerous stops along the way, and completed the hike in 6 hours, vs. the "official" estimate of 4 hours (which is realistic with no stops). At this pace, this was not very strenuous and the final ascent, taken at a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Two lovely viewpoints at the southern end of the gorge are easily reached from the road through the park, not far north of Ioannina. The lower village of Monodendri is lovely in itself and a track leads to a monastery and viewpoint but the road continues to a superb viewpoint a few km further on. Breathtaking, there is a viewpoint... More

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Osnabruck, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There are some nice viewpoints and a lot of hiking trails. The view from the monastery was really breathtaking. In May ther were a lot of flowers erverywhere.

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Europe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Forget Grand Canyon in CO. The Vikos Gorge is the broadest and deepest worldwide. At least as impressive, as the famous American, but certainly very much greener and surrounded by monasteries, small villages, rivers and past history. There are three great view points: first Belkoi incl. a nice walk through the mountain with the most spectacular view. The other two... More

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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

This is really a must see place, when traveling to Greece. We didn't hike but viewed the canyon from two point Oxio and Astiri. The views are amazing making one really understand how small and irrelevant man are in this world..... One warning, when walking to the viewpoint in Oxio be careful because the path ends without warning and you... More

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cyprus
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Apart from doing the various treks, there are four main viewpoints of the Vikos Gorge. The view of from these points is literally breath-taking, providing a unique opportunity to admire the beauty of the Epirus region. 1. Drive to Monodendri to either walk through the village to the little monastery (Ay. Paraskevi) from where there are good views (roughly 600m... More

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