The world’s deepest gorge is located in Northern Greece, in the region of Zagori. It is the breathtaking Vikos Gorge, a canyon that has been featured in the Guinness Records and is world renowned as an awe-inspiring place of unique natural beauty. If you are in for an adventure, then crossing the canyon takes about 6 to 8 hours and the best time to visit is summer and early fall. But let’s face it, literally anyone will be blown away by the fierce beauty and the exquisite charms of this historic monument in Greece. So get your comfy clothes and trekking shoes, take a camera and water with you. And get ready to be wowed!
Starting out at the village of Monodendri and finishing off at Vikos village or Papigo, the route to the canyon is definitely memorable. At times, you will feel like hanging from the cliff and this is when you need to stay vigilant. But there are some truly wonderful attractions, such as the Church of Agia Paraskevi or the quaint water fountains that will help you quench your thirst. And of course, the splendid Voidomatis river with the turquoise drinkable water is a sight for sore eyes. It runs through Vikos Gorge and adds to the overall unearthly ambiance.
The gorge is part of the National Park of Vikos-Aoos, which was established back in 1973. Hiking is a great activity there, especially when following the cobbled stone trails and taking your time to sink in all this beauty. In the Pindus Mountains, located northwestern and standing out among the highest peaks, all the way down to remarkable depths that have placed it to top with a world record, Vikos Gorge should not be missed. Combine this visit with hopping on and off the picturesque Zagorochoria and you will have a fairytale-like vacation made true in Greece!