Ioannina
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  • Vikos Gorge Full-Day Guided Hike

    1. Vikos Gorge Full-Day Guided Hike

    Experience the varied terrain and vistas of the Vikos Gorge in the Pindus Mountains and see untouched and untamed nature. Vikos Gorge is listed as the deepest gorge in the world by the Guinness Book of Records, and is famous for its unique natural beauty and crystal-clear waters. The full-day hike starts from the village of Monodendri on the southern rim of the gorge. It's a restored stone village of walled courtyards with fortress-like gates. Follow a signposted path near the open-air theater at the top of the trail, from where the path drops steeply to the Voidomatis River. Walk the course of the river through the shade, with sparkling water as your companion. After about 4 hours, you will reach the Voidomatis River springs. Continue through the woods for a while, hiking uphill to exit at Vikos village. The tour covers a distance of about 7.5 miles (12.6 kilometers), passing towerin...

    we had wonderful time walking in Vikos canyon from Monodendri to Vikos. Our guide was great and we even managed to have interesting conversations. as we were only 2 people we did it in quite a good pace and by the end we were sorry that we did not continue to Papigo We definitely recommend this activity

  • Vikos Gorge Aristi to Klidonia Bridge 3-Hour Hike

    2. Vikos Gorge Aristi to Klidonia Bridge 3-Hour Hike

    This 3-hour walk covers the last, but no less impressive, part of Vikos Gorge, hiking through the shade of trees and alongside the crystal clear waters of the Aoos and Voidomatis Rivers. Aoos River snakes for 154 miles (257 kilometers) through Greece and Albania, but it’s the springs in the Pindus Mountains that form the backdrop to this adventure, where the impressive canyons are breathtaking. Walk from Aristi Bridge, close to the picturesque village of Aristi, following the banks of the Voidomatis River through shaded woods. Continue downstream, enjoying the amazing views of the little gorge formed by the flowing water. See the small stone church of Agioi Anargioi, and look out for rare wild birds and flowers. You will trek just over 4 miles (7 kilometers) to Klidonia Bridge, where you can have lunch in the local trout restaurant, or even swim in the ice-cold waters of the river! Tr...

  • Vikos Gorge Beloi Viewpoint 3-Hour Hike

    3. Vikos Gorge Beloi Viewpoint 3-Hour Hike

    Enjoy a light 3-hour hike from the Chapel of Profitis Ilias to the Beloi viewpoint in the Pindus Mountains, offering breathtaking panoramas of the limestone and dolomite rocks and virgin vegetation. Visitors to the Zagori area will often hear about Vradeto, the highest village of the region. But there is more to see than a mountain village. A stunning ride through varied landscapes leads to this small, picturesque place, from where you’ll start your hike of about 3.6 miles (6 kilometers). Suitable for the entire family, this is one of the easiest hiking routes in the Pindus Mountains, home to the world’s deepest gorge. After you’ve taken in views of the entire length of the Vikos Gorge, return to Vradeto for a short coffee break at the traditional kafenion (café), where you can see a photo exhibition. Next, you will walk the famous Vradeto rocksteps, a traditional stone-made path that...

  • Pindus Mountains: Dragon Lake Full-Day Guided Hike

    4. Pindus Mountains: Dragon Lake Full-Day Guided Hike

    Experience the alpine terrain and stunning vistas of Mount Tymfi in the Pindus Mountains and see untamed nature on a full-day hike to Dragon Lake According to legend, the lake was named for the dragon that is said to inhabit its waters. The dragon is said to be in constant conflict with another, from Mount Smolikas, the 2nd highest mountain in Greece after Mount Olympus. The 2 beasts fought each other by throwing pines and rocks, creating the peculiar landscape you will hike through. As you walk, discover a rich fauna, including alpine triton, a very rare amphibian that measures between 8-12 centimeters in length, has a black-brown shaded outer spine, and is protected by law. Hiking from Mikro Papingo, you will follow an uphill path to the Astraka refuge, where you can rest over hot coffee or lunch. Then, continue to the grassy uplands, studded with wildflowers. At some points you mig...

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What people are saying about Ioannina

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 5 reviews

we had wonderful time walking in Vikos canyon from Monodendri to Vikos. Our guide was great and we even managed to have interesting conversations. as we were only 2 people we did it in quite a good pace and by the end we were sorry that we did not continue to Papigo We definitely recommend this activity

Beautiful hike!

Didn't realize that I was signing up for a private tour! I enjoyed that the trail had surprisingly few hikers. Amazing views! My guide was knowledgeable and a good hiking companion. He also recommended a great mushroom restaurant in Vitsa. It was the best meal in my entire Greece vacation!

The 2 of us had a private tour. The gorge is really beautiful and the guide tells a lot about the gorge, but not so that he is constantly talking. Enough stops along the way to drink or take photos and ideally you are brought back to the starting point

Beautiful hike, but the descent was quite steep with scree in places.

Beautiful hike. However, the descent was quite steep. We were unprepared for the amount of scree or the need to climb over large rocks. Also, much of the trail is in the trees so one does not see the Gorge much of the time.

Nikos was a great guide, and I would recommend him.

Good hike, plenty of great spots for photos. Nikos also knew about other hiking routes and possibilities in the area. I'd do this again.