Family Hiking Vradeto
About The Place
Vikos Gorge, located in the rugged Epirus region of northwestern Greece, is a natural wonder that captivates visitors with its stunning beauty and remarkable geological features. Known for its exceptional depth and striking landscapes, Vikos Gorge is often celebrated as one of the world’s deepest canyons, earning it a place in the Guinness World Records.
The gorge is carved by the Voidomatis River, which has etched a path through the Pindus mountain range over millions of years. With a length of approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles), Vikos Gorge reaches an astonishing depth of 900 meters (2,953 feet) and a width of only a few meters at its narrowest point. The towering limestone cliffs that encase the gorge showcase intricate rock formations, rugged terrain, and lush vegetation.
The region surrounding Vikos Gorge is part of the Vikos-Aoös National Park, a protected area that preserves the pristine wilderness and rich biodiversity of the region. Hiking and trekking enthusiasts are drawn to the area, as numerous trails offer various levels of difficulty, providing hikers with the opportunity to explore the gorge and its surroundings. The most popular hiking trail is the Vikos Gorge Trail, which takes visitors on a journey along the edge of the canyon, offering breathtaking vistas of the Voidomatis River and the rocky cliffs.
Visiting Vikos Gorge is not only about embracing nature; it’s also an opportunity to experience the local culture and traditions of the Epirus region. Nearby villages, such as Monodendri and Aristi, provide charming accommodations and authentic Greek cuisine. The area’s rich history and folklore, combined with the awe-inspiring natural beauty, make Vikos Gorge an exceptional destination for both adventure seekers and those looking to connect with the heart of Greece’s wilderness.
- 3 1/2 hours
Hiking Vradeto Steps is a great way to experience the view to the Vikos Gorge, a breath taking view, as we stand on the edge of the high cliffs. We start from the highest village of Zagori, Vradeto, towards a fantastic view point to the Vikos Gorge, a breath taking view, as we stand on the edge of the high cliffs!
We return back to Vradeto, and we downhill the amazing stone path build at the side of the steep slopes of the area.
Distance : 8 Km
What to Bring
Comfortable hiking shoes & trousers
Bottle of water
Certified & Experienced Guide
Pic nic snack (seasonal fruits, energy bars)
Pair of hiking poles per person
1 backpack for 4 persons
- Basic physical condition
- Minimum Age 7+ years
- Starting Time 10:00
- Ending Time 13:30
Cancellation Policy - Flexible
- Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
- In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
- Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds