Embark on an exhilarating Gorge Crossing adventure in Epirus, Greece, and explore the awe-inspiring Vikos Gorge. Located within the magnificent Vikos-Aoos National Park, this natural wonder has earned its place in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s deepest canyon in proportion to its width. With a difficulty level of 3, this thrilling activity promises an unforgettable experience.
The Vikos Gorge spans an impressive 20 kilometers and is characterized by its diverse and dramatic landscape. The canyon’s steep cliffs, reaching a towering height of 1700 meters, showcase the stunning rock formations of limestone and dolomite, dating back millions of years. As you traverse the cobblestone paths and footpaths, you’ll witness abrupt changes in altitude, adding to the excitement of the crossing.
Access to the Vikos Gorge is available from multiple entry points. One end features the gravity-defying Agia Paraskevi monastery, perched on a cliff-face, while the other end leads you to the ridge-top village of Vikos. Along your journey, you’ll be captivated by the breathtaking views and the sheer magnificence of this natural masterpiece.
Distance: 12.5 km
Elevation Gain: 825 m
Descent: 1138 m
Terrain: Cobblestone path, footpath
Suitable Seasons: April – November