Places in The Zagorohoria
Vikos-Aoös National Park
The Vikos-Aoös National Park bursts with pristine rivers and forests, flowering meadows and shimmering lakes reflecting jagged mountains and endless blue sky. Almost one-third of Greece’s flora (some endemic) lives here, along with native fish, foxes and chamois, rare hawks, otters and bears.
The 12km-long, 900m-deep Vikos Gorge, bisecting the Zaorogoria, is the world’s deepest, according to Guinness. It begins south of Monodendri, running north until the Papingo villages. Ioannina's EOS advises on weather conditions and provides maps and information. You’ll need water, stout walking boots and some endurance for the almost seven-hour hike.
Aristi to the Papingo Villages
The ribboning northern road to Megalo Papingo and Mikro Papingo offers Zagorohoria's most breathtaking views. If driving from Vitsa or Ano Pedina, look for where the secondary road joins the main road. Head west through Kato Pedina, follow the main road northwards and, when it branches after 4.1km, turn right for Papingo.
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