Papingo – Family Canyoning
About The Place
Nestled in the rugged and captivating landscape of Epirus, Greece, Papingo village stands as a testament to traditional mountain living and architectural splendor. Comprising two distinct settlements, Megalo Papingo (Big Papingo) and Mikro Papingo (Small Papingo), this village is situated in the Vikos–Aoös National Park, an area celebrated for its breathtaking natural beauty.
Megalo Papingo and Mikro Papingo are perched at an altitude of approximately 960 meters (3,150 feet) and 850 meters (2,790 feet) respectively, offering commanding views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The village is renowned for its stone-built houses with slate roofs, blending seamlessly with the natural environment and exuding a timeless charm.
One of the defining features of Papingo is its proximity to the Vikos Gorge, often regarded as one of the deepest gorges in the world. The gorge, with its vertical limestone walls, is a haven for hikers and nature enthusiasts. Papingo serves as a gateway to the Vikos Gorge, attracting visitors keen on exploring the trails that lead to the gorge and witnessing its awe-inspiring geological formations.
Papingo is not merely a tourist destination; it is a living, breathing community that has retained its cultural authenticity. The villagers, known for their warm hospitality, have preserved age-old traditions, and the architecture of the village reflects the local craftsmanship that has been passed down through generations.
Visitors to Papingo have the opportunity to indulge in authentic Epirotic cuisine in traditional tavernas, where locally sourced ingredients and traditional recipes offer a taste of the region’s gastronomic heritage. The cuisine often features local cheeses, such as the renowned Metsovone, produced in nearby Metsovo.
Accommodations in Papingo range from charming guesthouses to small inns, allowing visitors to experience the tranquility of mountain living while enjoying the comforts of well-appointed lodgings. The village, though relatively small, boasts a vibrant atmosphere, especially during the summer months when tourists flock to explore the natural wonders of the area.
The natural surroundings of Papingo offer numerous outdoor activities, from trekking and hiking to birdwatching and rock climbing. The village’s strategic location allows easy access to other attractions in the region, including traditional stone bridges, alpine lakes, and the charming town of Ioannina.
In essence, Papingo village in Epirus is a harmonious blend of natural splendor and cultural authenticity. Beyond its postcard-worthy appearance, the village offers a gateway to the pristine wilderness of the Vikos–Aoös National Park, making it a haven for those seeking both adventure and a retreat into the timeless charm of Greek mountain life.
Abseil through 4 exciting waterfalls
Slide down natural water slides
Swim in the canyon’s natural pools
- 3 Hours
Embark on a thrilling canyoning adventure in Rogovos Canyon, located in the picturesque region of Epirus, Greece. This family-oriented tour is designed to introduce you to the exhilarating sport of canyoning in a fun and easy way. Suitable for all ages and skill levels, no previous experience is required. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you through the secrets of canyoning, ensuring a safe and enjoyable adventure for you and your loved ones.
Rogovos Canyon in Papingo is a true natural marvel, showcasing breathtaking landscapes and pristine environments. Prepare to be amazed by imposing ravines, crystal-clear waters, and the excitement of natural water slides that await our canyoning team!
Canyon Status: Wet Canyon
Canyon Length: 450 meters
Total Rappels: 4
Water Slides: 2
Highest Rappel: 14 meters
Throughout the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to rappel down thrilling descents, glide through natural water slides, and marvel at the untouched beauty of the surroundings. This adventure promises unforgettable moments and a unique connection with nature.
Suitable Seasons: April – October
What to Bring
A pair of sports shoes that will get wet
Second pair of shoes (to wear after the gorge)
Swimming suit or second pair of underwear
Two experienced local Trekking Hellas canyoning guides
All the necessary equipment (harness, helmet, personal equipment, neoprene suit and socks)
- Minimum 4 Participants
- 8 years and above
- Basic physical condition
- Lack of acrophobia
- Knowledge of swimming
- Starting Time 09:30
- Ending Time 12:30
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