Early in the morning, we transfer to Monodendri (10’ driving) where we start our hiking day.
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.
Transfer back to Vitsa where we enjoy our goodbye dinner in local restaurant.
Approximate hiking time: 6 – 7 hours
Level of difficulty: moderate
Overnight in Vitsa