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Vikos Gorge

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Address: Zagoria, Greece
Activities: Hiking
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Beautiful, unspoiled nature

Deep, sometimes narrow gorge with breathtaking views. Not heavily traveled, in part because it takes a steep walk down and up to access. Difficult to find reliable information on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Deep, sometimes narrow gorge with breathtaking views. Not heavily traveled, in part because it takes a steep walk down and up to access. Difficult to find reliable information on current conditions -- trail can get wet, dangerously so from snowmelts and high river level. And access trails can be steep and strenuous.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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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Randers
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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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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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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Israel
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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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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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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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