Attractions, Sights & Things to Do in Zagori
Vikos Gorge, Zagori
Being in the core of the Vikos-Aoös National Park, is the world's deepest gorge relatively to its width, according to Guinness World Records.
Probably the best panoramic view of the Vikos Gorge just 6 kilometers away from the village of Monodendri at an altitude of 1.300 meters.
It is a 15 km long river that flows for 11 km through the Vikos Gorge, while it is characterized as one of the cleanest European rivers.
Convent of St. Paraskevi
An abandoned monastery founded in 1412, that is built literally at the edge of the cliff, offers an incredible view of Vikos Gorge.
Monodendri, Central Zagori
A very famous tourist destination build at an altitude of 1060 meters, that offers easy access to the hiking paths of the Vikos Gorge.
At an altitude of 1100 meters, it offers great views towards the Vikos Gorge, while its permanent population is no more than 70 inhabitants.
Exploring the rural aspect of the Ioannina region and coming closer to nature, through the alternative perspective of horse riding.
Mikro & Megalo Papingo
With the reputation of being two of the prettiest traditional villages of the Zagori, they stand for the impressive Astraka mountain range.
Vitsa, Central Zagori
A well-preserved traditional settlement of Ioannina regional unit, standing for its amphitheatrical formation on a slope of dense vegetation.
Papingo Rock Pools« Kolimpithres »
The limestone erosion in Rogovo stream created smoothed natural bathtubs in a fairy tale scenery.
Ano Pedina, Central Zagori
Traditional stone-built houses at an altitude of 960 meters, follow the local architecture patterns, composing a traditional environment.
With a population of 300 inhabitants, it is the biggest among the 46 villages of the Zagori region and serves as a seat of Tymfi municipality.
Aristi, Central Zagori
Famous for its contemporary high-end boutique hotels as well as for its central square with a platanus tree and one of the oldest cafeés.
Vikos - Aoös National Park
One of the two national reserves of the Pindus area that apart from the great natural landscape includes traditionally preserved settlements.
Stone Bridge of Kokkoros (Noutsos)
Stone arched bridge that dates from 1750, it has a height of 13 meters and one large arch with an opening of 23.5 meters.
At an altitude of 800 meters above the sea level, a traditional settlement of the Zagori area, famous for its good food and numerous tavernas.
Plakidas (Kalogeriko) Triple Bridge
Stone-build structure of 1814, famous for its three-arched architecture that reaches the length of approximately 55 meters.
Drakolimni Lake of Tymfi
Located on an altitude of 2.050 meters at the alpine plateau of Tymfi, it is a gorgeous alpine lake that can be reached after a 3.5-hour hike.
Having a rafting experience in Greece, in one of the cleanest rivers of Europe. A unique opportunity to admire nature from another perspective.
Dikorfo, Central Zagori
It welcomes the visitors with running water from the stone-built fountains and wonderful local dishes of the tavernas of the central square.
The biggest city of Epirus famous for its lake, its rich history, the nice food, as well as the vivid atmosphere due to the numerous students.
Officially the second highest settlement in Greece on an altitude of 1450 meters, with a population consisted mostly of Aromanians (Vlachs).
Mountainous village located in the region of Pindus Natural Park that is built at an altitude of 1350 meters and has nearly 500 inhabitants.
Located on the Pindus mount range, it is named after the local mountain, while it is a famous and contemporary ski resort that dates from 1975.
Legendary mountainous lakes on the subalpine highlands of "Valia Kalda", that can be reached through 3 different hiking trails.
"The warm valley", as is the literal meaning of its local name, is snow-covered for 8 months per year.
Questions & Answers about Zagori
Why Visit Zagori?
- Natural landscapes, nice food, and a distinctive architecture identify the region.
- Modern tourist facilities exist in the majority of the 46 villages of the region.
- Its name derives from the Slavic words Za (=behind) and gora (=mountain).