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Tour overview

Bridges & Villages Hike (Half day)! Immerse yourself in the stunning environment of Central Zagori with a short circular hike!

Highlights
  • ‎Hike the crossroads of culture and history‎
  • ‎Discover the iconic stone bridges of Pitsionis, Milos, Kalogeriko, Kontodimos‎
  • ‎Hike through the traditional villages of Koukouli and Kipi‎
  • ‎Live an unforgettable experience‎

The Zagori area is known for its traditional network of footpaths, which were built to connect its 46 villages, until modern roads were opened. The traditional stone bridges of Zagori were instrumental in ensuring uninterrupted com-mutes throughout the year.
Starting from the village of Kipi, once the seat of local government, we will walk on some of the most impressive stone bridges of the area, built in the 17th-18th centuries. Each bridge is usually named after the benefactor, who paid for their construction.

During our Bridges & Villages Hike (Half day), we will have the chance to visit the museum of Lazaridi, located in the picturesque village of Koukouli. The museum is housed in the former residence of its founder, Kostas Lazaridis. Throughout his life he passionately gathered rare specimens of the Vikos Gorge flora. In the museum, we will have the opportunity to admire rare plant collections that grow on the canyon’s rocks and learn all about the ‘Healers of Vikos’. Then we will head towards the village of Kipi, following the very old stone path of Koukouli, also known as ‘Koukouli Steps’. In Kipi, our beautiful hike comes to an end.

Interested for a longer hike ? Then check our Full Day Bridges & Villages Tour

Trekking Hellas offers and array of hikes and active experiences all over Greece. Our team also creates tailor made tours and activities, so feel free to contact us if your preferences and needs are not met by our programs. We will help you design the prefect vacation for you! Also check out our Active & Culture Tour in Zagori and Hike Northern Greece!

 

Activities

Tour Summary

Duration

3 hours

Difficulty level

Period of operation: Throughout the year

Price/person – Half Day Tour:

  • 35€/pp for 6+ participants
  • 40€/pp for 4-5 participants
  • 45€/pp for 3 participants
  • 55€/pp for min 2 participants

(for less or more participants please contact us)

A longer version of the tour is available as Full Day Option:


Participation requirements

  • Good physical shape
  • Physical and mental health
  • Children over 8 years old

Tour Details

Tour inclusions
  • Certified English speaking Trekking Hellas guide
  • Hiking poles
  • Picnic snacks (seasonal fruits, energy bars)
  • Backpacks (upon request)
  • Waterproof poncho jacket
  • Liability insurance
  • Taxes
Tour exclusions
  • Personal accident insurance ‎
  • Anything not mentioned above

Itinerary

‎10:00 Meeting with your guide and welcome briefing ‎
‎10:15 Starting time
‎11:30 Visit to the Koukouli village
‎12:00 Leaving from Koukouli village, hike towards Kipi village via Koukouli steps ‎
‎13:00 Return to the meeting point, end of the activity

FAQ

  • Hiking shoes, breathable and quick drying sports clothes
  • Hat / Sunglasses/ Sunscreen (for summer months)
  • Beanie (for winter months)
  • Backpack 20-30L
  • Personal bottle (water)
  • Throughout the year
  • Distance: 7 km‎
  • Elevation gain: 162 m ‎
  • Terrain:‎ footpath, cobblestone path
  • Kipi village, near café “Stu Michali”
  • Check the map, here
  • Meeting time: 10.00am

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