Via Ferrata in Konitsa
About The Place
Konitsa, nestled in the rugged landscapes of northwestern Greece, is a gateway to untamed beauty and cultural heritage. This picturesque town stands at the confluence of the Aoös and Voidomatis rivers, offering a stunning backdrop of mountains, rivers, and forests that invite exploration and contemplation.
The town of Konitsa exudes a charming blend of old-world ambiance and vibrant local life. Traditional stone-built houses line the narrow streets, while cozy cafés and tavernas offer a taste of authentic Greek hospitality. The backdrop of the towering Pindus mountains adds a touch of grandeur to the scene, reminding you of the majestic landscapes that lie just beyond the town’s edges.
The natural beauty that surrounds Konitsa is a testament to the region’s allure. The Aoös River cuts through the rugged terrain, carving a path through gorges and valleys that beg to be explored. Rafting and kayaking enthusiasts can navigate its exhilarating waters, while hikers and nature lovers can venture along its shores to discover hidden waterfalls and tranquil oases.
One of the highlights of the area is the Vikos Gorge, often referred to as the world’s deepest canyon in proportion to its width. This natural wonder is an adventurer’s paradise, with hiking trails that reveal breathtaking viewpoints and glimpses of the Voidomatis River winding below.
For history enthusiasts, the stone bridge of Konitsa stands as a testament to the town’s rich heritage. This Ottoman-era bridge spans the Aoös River, connecting the past with the present and offering an opportunity to trace the footsteps of those who came before.
The surrounding area is a playground for nature lovers and explorers. Villages like Aristi and Papigo are tucked amidst the mountains, showcasing traditional architecture and offering access to trails that lead to alpine meadows and panoramic vistas.
- 6 Hours
Embark on an extraordinary adventure unlike any other with Via Ferrata in Konitsa. This thrilling experience offers a 6-hour route of easy difficulty, guided by our certified and experienced athlete-guides. It is perfect for beginners and individuals with average fitness levels who are not afraid of heights.
Via Ferrata is a unique activity that combines elements of climbing with an extreme character, yet it does not require prior experience. While an average level of fitness is necessary, it is essential to have no fear of heights.
Located next to Konitsa, the Via Ferrata takes place along the scenic river Aoos. Our journey begins at the historic Konitsa old bridge, where we hike parallel to the river and encounter two remarkable bridges. The first bridge is a small one in Gravos, measuring 6-7 meters in length, while the second is the impressive Aoo’s Tibetan bridge, spanning 17 meters in length and towering 35 meters above the ground!
To access the trail, we embark on a pleasant 45-minute hike along a picturesque route. As we progress, we encounter captivating climbs on steel ladders and a vertical rock face, offering breathtaking views from a height of 60-70 meters above the water. During the middle of the route, we encounter sections with scenic landscapes ideal for hiking, ultimately culminating at the historic bridge of Konitsa.
Throughout the journey, we will encounter notable landmarks including the two-arched Konitsa bridge and the awe-inspiring Aoos gorge.
This unforgettable experience is available every day of the week from November to May, ensuring you have the opportunity to enjoy it at your convenience.
What to Bring
Special equipment needed for Via Ferrata (helmets, baudrier, special belt, gloves)
Free video and photos, recorded with a GoPro (you will need to bring an at least 8gb USB stick)
Civil Liability Insurance
- Minimum 2 people
- Maximum 10 people
- Ages 16+ accompanied by a legal guardian
- Starting time 9:00
- Ending time 15:00
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