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Vikos Gorge

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Address: Zagoria, Greece
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Activities: Hiking

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Wild beauty at its best

We first viewed the gorge from the Oxia and Beloi vista points (small rock balconies that you hike out to from a parking lot: 10" for Oxia, very easy - 45" for Beloi, less shady... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We first viewed the gorge from the Oxia and Beloi vista points (small rock balconies that you hike out to from a parking lot: 10" for Oxia, very easy - 45" for Beloi, less shady until the end but well worth the trek). The next day we arranged with our hotel in Papingo to have someone meet us at the... More 

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Tirana, Albania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Interesting. The stone bridges were build in the 19th century to replace ancient wooden versions. Still very pretty

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Amazing scenery from sevral lookouts in Zagoria area. The best lookouts are located in the vilages: Monodendri and Vikos. Special trails with beautiful outlook spots exist in this two vilages.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Easily reached from Monodenri about 40 minutes drive from Ioannina. Car costs 25 euros a day rental. A room in Monodenri will cost about 35-40 euros. steep heading down and can be slippery in wettish or morning conditions. the walk is easy enough but not in flip flops. there are wonderful views as well as the odd fresh water spring.... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

There are many reviews of hiking the main Vikos Gorge. We did a shorter hike, about 5 km round trip. The hike begins a few hundred yards past the very obvious one lane arched bridge past Aristos on the way to Papigo. Park in a pull out with a gate on the left side of the road. A good trail... More 

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Los Angeles area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

If you leave from Papkigo, which is where we were staying, you can walk to the start of the path and in a few hours you will be in the little town of Vikos. It's true that this way you are not hiking the entire length of the gorge, but you are hiking down the gorge and back up again,... More 

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Palma de Mallorca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Europe or the world's deepest gorge, depending on who you believe, can be walked from Monodendri to Vikos along good way marked paths. Some are vertiginous, but we managed it as couple of fit 60 year olds. An unforgettable experience. Wear good boots and take food and water. It's a 6 hour hike, and you need to agree a taxi... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Having taken our time admiring beautiful Zagori’s stone bridges we made for the traditional stone village of Monodhendhri. We missed a recommended stop at the monastery with a view over the gorge but somehow found ourselves at the Oxia lookout. What a fabulous vista over limestone cliffs and lush countryside far below from this bird’s nest size vantage point! You... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Starting from Monodendri village it's a great trekking lasting about 6 hours till Vikos village. However, if you still have energy, you can continue riverside trekking until Aristi bridge. It's worth every minute...

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We did the trail between Monodendri and Vikos during April. It takes about 6 hours of good walking and the view is great - the greenest place of earth in my opinion. relaxing as heaven

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