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North Greece Trekking Zagorochoria

Trekking in Zagorochoria – Vikos Gorge Drakonlake – Valia Kalnta
( 7 days/6 nights )

1st Day

Athens or Thessaloniki – Zagorochoria (B,_,D)

Arrival in Athens or Thessaloniki. Domestic flight Athens to Ioannina. Transfer to central Zagori area to the village of Monodendri or

for Thessaloniki arrival, Coach transfer Thessaloniki to Zagori. Overnight in Monodendri.

2nd Day

Monodendri – Kipi (B,_,D)

Trekking  about 4 hrs Monodéndrisouth to Kipi, a traditional small village with old arched stone bridges. We return to our hotel going up and down Vikos gorge.

Overnight in Monodendri.

Trekking altitude: 1060m – 600m – 1060m

Trekking time :  3  –  4  hours

Total  time :  5  –  6 hours

3nd Day

Monodendri – Vikos gorge – Papigo (B,_,D)

This hike will lead us through one of the most beautiful parts of the gorge, The gorge averages 700 m in depth (one of the deepest in the world) and is the second longest in Europe mentioned in the Guinness records. Here appears the unmatched beauty of nature and one cannot find a better place for a picnic!  We will finish our hike in the unique village of Papigo. The stone houses, the alleys paved with cobblestones and the almost thousand year’s old church make, with the hospitality of the inhabitants, our stay here pleasant and unforgettable. Overnight in Papigo.

Trekking altitude: 1060m – 550m – 1000m

Trekking time :  6  –  7  hours

Total  time :  7  –  8 hours

4th Day

Papigo  – Astraka refuge – Drakonlake – Papigo  (B,_,D)

On this day we will climb more than thousand meters. The beauty of the impressing landscape is an ample compensation for the effort of climbing. The steep rock high above us will give us a feeling of insignificance. We will take a light lunch in the mountain hut, and then we continue our hike up to the Drakonlake.

From there our eyes won’t get enough of the breath taking view that developed in the course of millions of years by the unfailing creativity of nature. After this you can’t resist swimming in the lake (agreeable temperature). Overnight in Papigo village.

Trekking altitude: 1000m – 1950m – 1750m – 2100m – 1750m – 1950m – 1000m.

Trekking time:  7 – 8 hours

Total  time :  9 – 10 hours

5th Day

Papigo – Voidomatis river – Papigo / Vovousa (B,_,D)

During the walk along the Voidomatis-river we enjoy the deep-blue water that runs between limestone rock formations, and on the riverbanks there are wild platan-trees – their light green leaves filter the sunlight.

This river is one of the cleanest of Europe and you can drink the water. A dive into the water will make you feel the tingling effect for hours. After the picnic, next to the water, we return to Papigo to our hotel for next day departure.

– OR (if we continue our trekking adventure) we will be transferred to the village of Vovousa.

Dinner and overnight in a private hut in Vovousa.

Trekking altitude:  500m –  450m – 500m

Trekking  time :  3 – 4 hours

Total  time :  5 – 6 hours

6th Day

Vovousa – Bear stream – Valia Kalnta – Metsovo (B,_,D)

This is by far one of the best treks in Greece. We are going to walk through the center of the Valia Kalnta national park, with its unspoilt fuma, flora, and its rivers with their crystal clear waters. One of nature’s paradises, home of brown bear, which has given the name to the stream. Then climbing up we reach the top of our route with the magnificent view of the lake of Aoos springs. Our day finishes in the refuge of Maurovouni and from there we are collected and taken to the village of Metsovo.

Dinner and overnight in Metsovo.

Trekking altitude:  1000m – 2159m – 1900m

Trekking hours:  9 – 10 hours

Total time : 11 – 12 hours 

Note: The road to the refuge of Maurovouni , as forest road, sometimes is not possible for cars. In that case we need to walk a little bit more, till the car can pick up us.

7th Day

Tour – Departure (B,_,_)

Drive to Ioannina. Walk around the lake the castle and the traditional craft market, some shopping. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens and your connection back home OR coach transfer to Thessaloniki airport for your departure.


  • All transfers
  • Experienced trekking leader
  • Picnic on the trekking days
  • Accommodation: in DBL 2* – 3* hotels or guest houses with private bath.
  • Board:  Breakfast, Dinner and Picnic

NOTE : picnic of 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th day  included : bread, tomatoes , cucumbers ,fruit of the  season ,yellow cheese , sweets.

PRICE   Upon request depending on pax number and services provided.

The package is also offered on a fly & drive base on 4X4 jeep or minivan base, instead of domestic flight, with detail instructions for the routing. 


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