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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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Israel
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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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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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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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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