Vikos Gorge Crossing
Duration: 7-8 hours
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Meeting point: Monodentri Village Central Square
Vikos gorge is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Greece. The gorge consists of limestone and dolomite formations dating back to 150 million years ago and vertical walls extending up to a height of 1700 meters.
The gorge is part of the 12,600 hectares Vikos-Aoos National Park and has been listed in the Guinness book of records as the deepest canyon worldwide in proportion to its width. The trail is ascending and descending, surrounded by steep mountain tops and dense forests, which consist mostly of deciduous trees, with about 1700 plant species and subspecies.
The so-called Vikos herbal practitioners used the gorge’s herbs to heal all sorts of ailments and were famous throughout Greece.
The hike starts from Monodentri village. We need approximately 45 minutes until we reach the river bed. At approximately 4 hours we reach the springs of Voidomatis and its’ bubbling crystal clear waters, where a refreshing dive is an option for the brave! The hike finishes at Vikos village after another hour of ascent to the canyon's exit . At Vikos village, a local transfer is arranged to return us to the starting location, Monodentri village.
What is included in the tour:
Certified English speaking Trekking Hellas guide
Picnic snacks (seasonal fruits, energy bars etc.)
Backpacks (upon request)
Necessary local transfer
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 12 years old
Physical and mental health