River Trekking in Voidomatis
About The Place
Voidomatis (Greek: Βοϊδομάτης) is a river in the Ioannina regional unit in northwestern Greece, and is a tributary of the Aoös river. The main current sources are located under the village of Vikos. Along its path it converges with other water currents originating from the banks of Tymfi or the Vikos Gorge. It ends close to Konitsa. The river has a total length of 15 kilometers. The name Voidomatis (meaning “the eye of the ox”), derives from the fact that oxen have clear blue eyes, like the waters of this river. Also, there is the Slavic etymology: Bode–Mat which means “good water”.
Voidomatis has been characterized as one of the cleanest rivers in Europe as it does not face any environmental issues. It crosses one of the most beautiful natural locations of Greece and has been part of the Vikos–Aoös National Park since 1973. The river is spanned by a number of stone bridges, the most famous being the Kledonas Bridge. The river is known for water sports such as rafting and kayaking.
- 2 Hours
Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey as Voidomatis River gracefully invites us to immerse ourselves in its pristine, crystal-clear waters, creating moments of leisure and adventure in the midst of the breathtaking Vikos-Aoos Nature Reserve in Zagorochoria.
This captivating river trekking route spans 1.5-2 hours, guiding you through the heart of the majestic Vikos-Aoos Nature Reserve. While it is easily accessible, a moderate level of fitness and swimming skills are recommended to fully enjoy the experience.
River trekking in Voidomatis offers the ultimate summer escapade, seamlessly blending hiking and refreshing swims in the river’s embrace.
Our expedition commences at the iconic Aristi Bridge, where we commence our trek alongside Europe’s cleanest river, Voidomatis. Along the trail, we encounter the enchanting Agii Anargiri Monastery, and our journey concludes at the historic Klidonia Old Bridge.
Prepare to be enthralled by the awe-inspiring landscape adorned with lush flora, and be exhilarated by the countless fountains and invigorating jumps in the pristine waters of Voidomatis River.
Suitable season: Every day of the week, throughout the year.
What to Bring
Raincoat (in case of rain)
Shoes and clothes suitable for hiking
Hat, Sunglasses and Sunscreen.
Backpack, with a second change of clothes.
Transportation in our own mini buses.
Free video and photos, recorded with a GoPro (you will need to bring an at least 8gb USB stick)
Civil Liability Insurance
- Minimum 4 people
- Maximum 50 people
- Ages 10+ accompanied by a legal guardian
- Starting time 10:00
- Ending time 12:00
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