Bridges & Villages hike (5-hour), Central Zagori
Duration: 5 hours
Level of difficulty: Low
Meeting point: Kipi village
Zagori is well known for its traditional network of footpaths, which were built to connect its 46 villages, until modern roads were opened. In this network, the stone bridges of Zagori were instrumental in ensuring uninterrupted commutes throughout the year.
During our hike, we will have the chance to pass through five old stone bridges and two villages, Kipi and Koukouli village.
Kipi village was once served as a local government of Zagori area, while Koukouli village hosts a museum of the rare flora of Vikos gorge. The museum is housed at the house of its creator, Kostas Lazaridis, who with a lot of care gathered all the rare flora of Vikos gorge. In the museum, we will have the opportunity to discover rare plant collections that grow on the canyon’s rocks and to learn about the ‘Doctors of Vikos’.
What is included in the tour:
Certified English speaking Trekking Hellas guide
Picnic snacks (seasonal fruits, energy bars etc.)
Backpacks (upon request)
Waterproof poncho jacket
Personal accident insurance
Anything not mentioned above
What do I need to bring?
Hiking shoes, breathable and quick drying sports clothes
Hat / Sunglasses/ Suncream (for summer months)
Beanie (for winter months)
Good physical shape
Children over 10 years old
Physical and mental health