Zagoria is a mountainous region of incredible natural beauty. Located on the north western side of Greece, Zagoria Greece is actually a complex of 46 villages. These villages have characteristic traditional architecture and they are surrounded by lush greenery. This is a popular autumn and winter destination in Greece that has developed many alternative activities over the last years, including rafting in Voidomatis River, horse riding and trekking. The most impressive spot is Vikos Gorge, the second deepest gorge in the world after the Grand Canyon. Zagoria can be visited for holidays or as a day trip from Ioannina, the largest town of Epirus and only 1 hour drive away.
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Travel guide to Zagoria, Greece
Located on the north western side of Greece, Zagoria is actually a complex of mountainous villages surrounded by extreme natural beauty. This region is mostly popular for autumn and winter holidays.
Check our travel guide about Zagoria and see the most beautiful villages and sights to see in the region. Also see our photos, 360 pictures and detailed maps to organize better your trip there.
Things to see and do
Zagoria is an area of mainland Greece which belongs to Epirus region. The region of Zagoria Greece is particularly famous for its natural beauty. Do not miss the Gorge of Vikos, the second deepest gorge in the world after Grand Canyon. The geology of Zagoria has provided the ideal place for many alternative sports, including rock climbing, trekking, horse riding and rafting in Voidomatis River.
The mountainous villages distinguish for the characteristic traditional architecture, with the stone houses, the paved paths and the grey-tiled roofs. From there, do not miss a trip to Ioannina, a beautiful town constructed on a lake side.
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Most accommodations in Zagoria are found in the villages of Papigo, Mikro Papigo and Monodendri, which are the most tourist villages in the region. In those villages, you can find large stone-built hotels and many traditional guesthouses with facilities ranging from luxurious to basic, but also self-catering apartments and simple rooms to rent. Certainly accommodation is found in almost all villages of Zagoria. If you want to be close to sports, a convenient base in Konitsa.
Highlights in Zagoria
Papigo is a picturesque village in Zagoria, with traditional architecture and surrounded by wild mountains. This is a good base for excursions in the region.
The gorge of Vikos is the second deepest gorge in the world, after the Grand Canyon in the USA. This is a wonderful place for sports like climbing and hiking.
Voidomatis is a beautiful river the crosses the region of Zagoria. Visitors can practice many sports there, including rafting, canoe kayak and river trekking.
Monodendri is a beautiful village with traditional architecture in Zagoria. Many trekking paths start from Monodendri so that visitors can explore the region.
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