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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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109 reviews 109 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Ioannina, Greece
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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19 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Terrigal, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

The climb into and out of the gorge was amazing! A couple of points which were not mentioned, the length of the walk from Monodendri to Vikos, one way is approximately 17.5 kms. And yes it does take 6.5 hours to do the hike. Hiking boots are a must, and there is a tree bridge which has to be crossed,... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I hadn't even heard of Vikos Gorge, but according to the Guinness Book of Records, it's the deepest gorge in the world. It's certainly deep! The best way to walk it is to stay in the pretty, quiet village of Monodendri for two nights, and then arrange for a taxi to take you to the far end of the gorge... More

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Haifa, Israel
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We did the rafting in late March this year. It is highly recommended for everyone - not only for the adventurous! (honestly speaking, we are not of the daring types at all.) It is a class 1 rafting and yet you can feel the the powerful flows of the snow water river. The boats are well equipped and commanded by... More

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