ZAGORI HIKING DELIGHT, EPIRUS, 5-day ROAD TRIP IN GREECE
ZAGORI HIKING DELIGHT, EPIRUS, GREECE
5-day trip in Greece by campervan
Starting: Athens, Thessaloniki, Ioannina
Ending: Athens, Thessaloniki, Ioannina
Group size: 6 – 16
Type: Roadtrip, Cultural, Hiking
* Zagori * Vradeto * Vikos Gorge * Hiking
* Kapesovo * Vitsa * Koukouli * Kipi * Dilofo
* Voidomatis River * National Park of Vikos-Aoos
ARRIVAL – ELATI
Group’s arrival at Ioannina airport and direct transportation to Elati village. Dinner and overnight stay.
We dive to the highest village of Zagori called Vradeto. From there, following a beautiful path at the edges of Vikos Gorge we arrive to the viewpoint Beloi (1350m), where we have the chance to have a panoramic view of the paths that we will follow the upcoming days. We return to Vradeto village and from there we continue downhill to Kapesovo village through the famous steps of Vradeto (stone path built in the 16th century at the slopes of Vikos Gorge). Transfer back to Elati. March duration 4 hours. Afternoon transfer to Roka Agricultural guesthouse where we get a tour about the everyday life of a local producer.
We also try traditional looming, and learn about the product of Feta! After tasting a dinner with homemade products.
VITSA – KOUKOULI- KIPI – VITSA
We hike from Vitsa to Koukouli, Kipi, where we tour around the old bridges that connected the villages, years ago. The walk starts from Vitsa, down hilling the Vitsa Steps, in the heart of Vikos Gorge. We cross one of the famous arched bridges and start up hilling towards Koukouli. The village square calls for refreshment!! The walk continues to Kipi, where we rest and see some more beautiful bridges, a real work of art! Through densed forest we hike to Dilofo, a village protected as a monument of local architecture. We rest at the square and walk back to Vitsa.
Transfer back to Elati, free afternoon – Dinner
Duration: 5-6 hours
VIKOS TO MIKRO PAPIGO
We hike in the heart of the National Park of Vikos-Aoos, down hilling the north-west face of Vikos Gorge, towards the Voidomatis springs. En route, we will have exceptional panoramic views of the upper Voidomatis gorge, Astraka Towers and the picturesque Papigo villages. As soon as we reach the springs, we will have the chance to visit the ancient Monastery and to have an optional swim in the crystal clear bubbling waters of Voidomatis River. After resting, we will continue uphill for approximately 45 minutes, with direction to Vikos village, where our hike will come to an end, with panoramic views over the deepest canyon in the world, according to the Guiness Book of Records!
Transfer back to Elati. (March duration: 4 hours)
Depending on departure time, we visit the bridges around Kipi village, and the cultural museum of Agapios Tolis.
- Local qualified guide
- 4 nights in campervan
- All meals included except 2 lunches,(day1 and day5) 1 dinner (day5)
- All local transfers and luggage transfers according the itinerary
- 5 hiking days on moderate trails
- Cooking lesson and fishing activities.
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