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Vikos Gorge

Zagoria, Greece
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Ranked #2 of 35 attractions in Epirus
Type: Canyons
Activities: Hiking
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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Athens, Greece
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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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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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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Ioannina, Greece
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

It is a place that you can visit once a lifetime. It's just breathtaking, don't have to say more... When you visit Ioannina, you "have to" visit there...

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Milano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

You have different ways of access to the Vikos Gorge. From the village Vikos, it is probably the easiest way with an amazing view. You have also paths which allow you to go down to the river which temperature is between 4 and 6 degrees Celsius depending on the season.

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This june (2013) I visited Zagoria, this area is famous for its typical stone houses on hillsides, stone arched bridges and wild nature. There are 45 original, stone villages, the most famous is Monodendri from where stone path leads to the Church of Agia Paraskevi and to the gorge Vikos - about 600 metres far. In the church, there lives... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We parked in Vikos and descended into the gorge with three kids, one 7 yrs old. lovely hike down. then around the bottom, including visiting the small church. Then back up, and lunch at the little local place, FANTASTIC!!! The old couple run the restaurant. It's on the south side of the parking lot.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We stayed and started our hike in Monodendri. We hiked through the gorge with a guide from Compass Adventures (http://www.compassadventures.gr/). He speaks Greek, English and German and the service included a trekking pole, some snacks, his knowledge about the gorge and transportation back to Monodendri. We saw some other hikers in the gorge so I guess a guide is not... More

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