Active & Culture Tour Zagori! A tour that offers a little bit of everything!
The Zagori area is one of the most picturesque regions of Greece! Beautiful, traditional, stone villages, magnificent views of the Pindos Mountains and a stunning natural setting. Having remained protected from the world until recently, the Zagori area retains the beauty of the past. Tradition and authenticity graced with lush forests, deep gorges and beautiful blue rivers! A true gem off the beaten path.
During our 4 days Active & Culture Tour Zagori tour we will have the opportunity to discover this wild region. Hike in its beautiful nature. Explore some of the 44 traditional villages. Enjoy delicious meals. Paddle down the roaring Voidomatis River. Hike in the stunning Vikos Gorge! One of the most beautiful gorges in Greece. With interconnecting footpaths that link stone villages tucked into folds of mountains. And a cool breeze that drifts through the tree-shaded gorge makes it possible to hike all summer! Maples, beech, fig, and oak trees along Greek National Trail #03 that follows the Vaidomatis River through the gorge are ablaze with color and beauty!
In the well preserved villages of the Zagori, you will find traditional guesthouses, with hospitable owners and savor traditional meals made with local ingredients. This is a soft adventure cultural tour through which you will get the chance to experience the regions highlights. In case you feel like changing the activities suggested to less active or more demanding and adventurous, feel free to contact us and we will customize your holiday accordingly.
Period of Operation: Throughout the Year (with different activities/season)
- Min 4-5 participants: 350€
- Min 2-3 participants: 535€
- Min 4-5 participants: 510€
- Min 2-3 participants: 695€
- 4 days/3 nights, accommodation in standard DBL room in the above mentioned or similar hotels with breakfast
- 3 activities: 2 hikes & 1 rafting (activities may vary dependent on season)
- Transfers as follows:
- Ioannina Airport to Aristi
- Aristi to start of bridges & villages hike and return
- Aristi to Monodendri – start vikos and from end of hike to Aristi
- Aristi to Kleidonia and after rafting to airport
- Transportation to/from Ioannina
- Anything not mentioned in above program
- Hotel stayover tax payable on the spot by participants (1,5€low budget or 3€ boutique)/room/day
The tour starts from the town of Ioannina where you can either fly via a domestic flight from Athens or drive from the areas closest airports (Corfu, Preveza, and Thessaloniki) or another destination. If you need assistance on that please do not hesitate to contact us. Depending on your arrival point and time your guide will greet you and transfer to Zagori and transfer you to the village where you will spend the night.
This wonderful circular hike is an ideal way of exploring the hidden gems of Central Zagori!
Starting from Vitsa village, we visit the most iconic traditional villages of the area such as Vitsa, Koukouli, Kipi and Dilofo villages. The hiking tour will give us the opportunity to see, admire and walk on the arched stone bridges, which were very significant to Zagorians as they were the only connection between the villages and its inhabitants before roads were built!
Enjoy a fascinating hike in one of the most beautiful gorges of Europe.
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.
Steep slopes and precipitous rocky cliffs dominate in the middle and higher zones respectively.
The gorge has been carved over millions of years by the Voidomatis River, a tributary of the Aoos.
A relaxing rafting descent in the crystal clear waters of Voidomatis river, in the heart of the National Park of Vikos – Aoos.
Voidomatis River rises in Vikos gorge and follows an impressive waterway wreathed with age-long plane trees that border its bed and traditional stone bridges over the waters. Voidomatis River joins its crystal clear waters with those of Aoos River, in Konitsa’s plain.
After this happy end we transfer you back to our pick point to continue your journey !