Vikos – Aoos National Park

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Vikos - Aoos National Park
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Nikolaoscnp
New York City, NY3 contributions
Stunning...
Sep 2020
Please visit, we went twice - the second time we found someone to take us on a hike and we made a morning of it - highly recommended
Written September 24, 2020
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Shay levy
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Lovely place and amazing view
Dec 2019
We stopped for a lookout and a light meal, beautiful views highly recommended
Lovely view of the surrounding mountains
Written December 25, 2019
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theopepp
Athens, Greece57 contributions
The Last Frontier
Dec 2019
Greece's most wonderful natural playground. Forests, valleys, rivers, gorges, all in one. Definitely suggested for a short, or long term escape. Vikos Gorge is the deepest gorge (900 metres) on earth. It is accessible for almost 9 months per year. During spring, or autumn the river is full of water and there's more fun. Another option is along Voidomatis river from Aristi bridge till the Kleidonia bridge, that's where Voidomatis river falls upon Aoos river. Last, but not least, the 4 hour route from Mikro Papingo till Drakolimni (small alpine lake) on the top of mount Tymphi, is the highlight for late spring and summer time.
Written December 9, 2019
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Trek-Always
Alpharetta, GA2,419 contributions
All Canyons are Worth Exploring
Nov 2019
We took a 3-mile hike from the rim, through the canyon, to an exit point about 2 hours away.

The Greeks claim this gorge is the deepest in the world. It is not even close but it is 3000 feet deep, very pretty, and the walk is not strenuous.

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Written November 22, 2019
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Ellahav
6 contributions
Beautiful place
Oct 2019
The great nature at it most beauty! the water are crystal clear and the air is fresh, lots of trees and green
Written November 21, 2019
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Ross William W
28 contributions
Hike from Vikos to Voidomatis springs
Aug 2019
We visited the park in August 2019 during a very hot spell and on advice from locals changed our plans for a self guided hike through the Vikos gorge to focus only on the bottom part of the gorge around the Voidomatis springs as the scorching temperatures turned the dry top part of the gorge into an oven. We started from Vikos high upon the edge of the canyon from where an hour long descend took us to the bottom of the gorge. We turned left into the dry river bed and a few hundred meters further were met by the incredible site of a river literally flowing out of the ground. One moment it is dry and the next moment a crystal-clear river flows down the gorge.
Delighted at the site of water on such a hot day we all took off our shoes and head into the river. What a shock! The water is so cold it is almost impossible to keep your feet in it for longer than 10 seconds. As the guidebooks say, the Voidomatis is the clearest and one of the coldest rivers in Europe.

Thoroughly cooled down we hiked further into the deep gorge towards Monodendri and enjoyed at the stark beauty of the towering canyon walls and rock formations. When the heat got too much we turned around and headed back up the canyon wall to Vikos and the promise of ice-cream.

A beautiful walk and the amazing site of the Viodomatis springs is definately worth a visit. Make sure to wear good hiking shoes and that you are relatively fit as it is a steap climb in and out of the canyon. In cooler weather the full hike from Monodendri would be amazing.
Written November 3, 2019
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CLLJJR
Keene, NH198 contributions
Beautiful Gorge
Oct 2019
We saw this when it was dry, but this must be stunning in the spring when the water is flowing. Near the top of the gorge there is a road that goes to a short path that brings you out to a spectacular view of the gorge where it splits. You'll likely encounter herds of sheep, goats and/or cattle in the road so proceed slowly!
Written October 31, 2019
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Anth275
Reading, United Kingdom7 contributions
Excellent trek led by Apostilis of Hellas Trekking.
Aug 2019
Beautiful gorge and incredible (cold) springs at the bottom. Apostilis was a great guide. We are mid forties and the trek took longer than the guidance and to be honest we were really tired at the end (and for several days after). We are not completely unfit but the uneven surfaces of the downs and ups (though the downs were worse) did use (overuse!) leg muscles we don't usually use and my husband is a keen and regular cyclist. So other than it being great and mainly shady so don't worry too much about the sun, our main comment is that it isn't to be undertaken without a reasonable level of fitness.
Written September 1, 2019
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Anna C
236 contributions
Amazing experience
Jul 2019 • Family
Walk between 2 villages. From Kipoi to Monodendri would be an excellent choice. Take with you water and a light meal. Amazing view
Written August 26, 2019
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Elizur B
Kfar-Saba , Israel865 contributions
A real nice park
Jul 2019 • Couples
A winding road leads you to Vikos - the views are magnificant and really compensate for the driving efforts !!
Written July 15, 2019
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