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Vikos Gorge

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  • Duration: 2 days
  • Price: 100€

The Vikos Gorge is one of the main attractions of Zagoria and theprefecture of Ioannina in general.Considered one of the best canyons in the world and certainly the best in Europe. Geographically the Vikos Gorge located in the area of Zagori and extends between the villages Tsepelovo and Klidonia from Zagori until shortly before Konitsa. […]

The Vikos Gorge is one of the main attractions of Zagoria and theprefecture of Ioannina in general.Considered one of the best canyons in the world and certainly the best in Europe.

Geographically the Vikos Gorge located in the area of Zagori and extends between the villages Tsepelovo and Klidonia from Zagori until shortly before Konitsa. Also close to the canyon are the villages: Kapesovo, Cocoon, Gardens, Vradeto, Monodendri, Aristi, etc.

The Vikos Gorge has a total length of 12 km and through the flows the riverVoidomatis. The maximum height of the gorge is 1100 meters, while the average exposure is approximately 200 meters. At the narrowest point of the gorge has a width (opening) just 2 meters.

In the middle of the gorge joins another great ravine in the region, Mega Lakos, which starts from the mountains of Tymfi and ends in the ravine of Vikos.

The area boasts important flora and fauna. The flora of the area includes rare herbs, many of which have medicinal properties. The area also five endemic species which are found nowhere else in the world.
The fauna includes many rare species (eg dunlin, chionotsichla, mafrotsiklitara, golden eagle, osprey, etc.). Also, the region is home to species such as wild boar, wild goat, deer, the polecat, the bear, etc. For this reason, since 1973, has been designated a National Park and protected. The area of the gorge, is the core of the National Park Vikos Aoos.

You can enjoy the view of the gorge from the villages Monodendri(in Oxia) near Vradeto (instead Beloi) and the village of Vikos. The view of the canyon of these points is literally breathtaking and makes the visitor to admire the grandeur of wild nature Continental.

Visitors can also descend the ravine from many villages of Zagoria and enjoy the way to marked trails that cross theregion. Crossing the entire gorge takes about 6 hours and offers visitors the opportunity to experience the best flora and fauna.