Private Vikos Gorge and Voidomatis River Hiking Guided Tour

Price
From66€

Tour Code: EGT4E













    Private Vikos Gorge and Voidomatis River Hiking Guided Tour

    • Duration: 12-14 Hours
    • Meeting Point: Corfu Port
    • Departure: Upon Request
    • Full Price: 66 € / Person
    • Min. No of participants: 6
    • Languages: English, German
    Tour Highlights
    • Discover Epirus region, which has the most virgin natural areas in Europe with rich vegetation and biodiversity.
    • Explore and enjoy the fantastic panoramic views of Vikos Gorge; one of the most popular hiking destinations in Greece.
    • Discover the path next to Voidomatis river with the most clean drinking water in Europe.
    • Follow a passionate and knowledgeable guide with plenty of hiking experience.
    • Unforgettable experience.
    Description (Difficulty level: moderate)

    This tour is a short and gentle hike around some areas of exceptional natural beauty. It takes place along the banks of Voidomatis river, which flows between the steep rocky slopes of the Vikos Gorge. The best time for this hiking tour is during the Summer months so that you enjoy a swim in the cold, refreshing blue waters of the river.
    The tour starts and ends in either the port of Corfu or Igoumenitsa, where you will be met by your guide and directed to your transfer. From Corfu you will sail for about 1 hour and 30 minutes to Igoumenita port and from there you will drive to Zagori.

    The duration of the hike is around 3 hours covering a distance of around 5 kilometers. The hike steps off on the bridge of Aristi, the entrance of Vikos Gorge.

    A wide and well-trodden path will take you into a beautiful plane forest, following the flow of the river. You will start a gentle climb to an area where also findings of human activity dating back to the Paleolithic era have been identified.
    The route then continues alongside the river, and you will have plenty of opportunity to admire the beautiful blue-green pools that forms the Voidomatis riverbed. At the end of the track you will come across a cobbled lane that leads you to the Stone Bridge of Klidonia, which is the exit of the gorge.
    Here your bus will be waiting for you to take you to a traditional stone village of Monodentri, the most popular of the Zagori villages. From here you will hike along the beautiful path to Agia Paraskevi; a stone-built monastery from the 15th century. Here you will have a breathtaking panoramic view of the steep slopes of the Vikos Gorge. After you’ve enjoyed a delicious traditional lunch you will drive back to the port of Igoumenitsa, and board your ferry back to Corfu, or pick up your transfer to your hotel in Epirus Region.

    Places to Explore
    • Vikos Gorge. The Guinness Book of Records records Vikos Gorge as the deepest canyon worldwide proportionally to its width.
    • Voidomatis River. With tall trees on its banks, flowing through the Vikos Gorge and Vikos-Aoos National Park.
    • Monodentri village. One of the most beautiful Zagori villages.
    • Agia Paraskevi Monastery.
    • Panoramic view to Vikos Gorge.
    Prices

    Meeting Point

    Port Corfu. (Google Map)

    Departure Time

    From Port Corfu 7:00am
    From Port Igoumenitsa 9:00am

    Price Includes

    • Licensed tourist guide- expert hiker
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle
    • Professional driver

    Price Excludes

    • Transfer from the hotel
    • Ferry boat round trip tickets from Corfu to Igoumenitsa
    • Entrance Fees( not required)
    • Meals / drinks
    • Tips
    Important Information
    • Minimum groups size is 6.
    • Recommended maximum group size is 20.
    • Minimum age is 18 years.
    • The ticket price for the Ferry boat round trip is approximately 20 Euros per person.
    • Ferry boat crossing (round trip) takes approximately 3 hours.
    • Hikers should have no heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
    • Equipment requirements are basic hiking gear including small backpack, hat, sunglasses, hiking shoes, sunscreen etc.
    • Passport details required for booking: name, number, expiry and country of issue (of all group members).
    • Hikers should respect the natural environment of the mountain. The route described above takes place in a mountainous environment and requires good health and level of fitness.
    • The mountain guide and our tour company are not responsible for an accident that is not due to its own fault.
    • Good weather is needed for this tour. If it is postponed or canceled due to poor weather, you will be offered an alternate date or a full refund.
    • We can provide a transfer from your Corfu island hotel to the port.
    • We can provide a transfer from your Hotel in Epirus region (Preveza, Parga, Sivota) to Igoumenitsa port.
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