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Vikos Gorge

Zagoria, Greece
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Ranked #3 of 45 Attractions in Epirus
Type: Canyons, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

If you want a challenge, walk this gorge in the rain with wet leaves. We just did this hike and found it very challenging with these conditions, it took us 5:45 hours of careful walking, we were wet to our skin by the end of the hike and could wait to get back to the hotel for a hot shower.... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Walked the standard route: Going down into the gorge in Monodendri and came up at Vikos. Started around 8:45 and finished around 12:15. Quite easy walking and quite boring - no water in the "river" (end of October). Tip: Solved the problem with getting back to my car parked in Monodendri by bringing along a bicycle, which I had parked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I was at monodendri and the trail there begins at the central square besides the restaurant and It took 5 hours to reach vikos village. I didn't find easy to do the trail due to the slippery stones. The path is very well marked with signs ( red spots, red arrows and O3 sign) at the stones and trees!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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