Zagoria is a complex of 46 mountainous villages on the northeastern part of Greece, in the region of Epirus. The area is famous for its traditional villages and natural beauty, as the National Reserve Vikos-Aoos is found there. Over the last years, the area has developed in active tourism and ecotourism. The most interesting sightseeing in Zagoria is the Vikos Gorge, the second deepest gorge in the world, after the Grand Canyon in the USA. Close to Vikos Gorge is the lovely Monastery of Agia Paraskevi, accessible through a short hike. A drive around the region brings visitors to picturesque villages, such as Papigo, Vitsa, and Monodendri.
In this section, you can see the best Zagoria Sightseeing but also things to see by location. Do not miss to also read about things to do.
You can also view all things to do in Zagoria by category: villages, museums, and churches.
Vikos Gorge is the second deepest gorge in the world (after Grand Canyon in the USA). It offers impressive views and great chances for extreme sports.
Voidomatis is an amazing river that runs through Vikos Gorge and close to many villages of Zagoria. It offers many spots of natural beauty and excellent chances for extreme sports.
In the heart of the Vikos-Aoos National Park that surrounds Zagoria, there is a beautiful monastery, particularly popular among trekkers. This is the monastery of Agia Paraskevi and dates from the 15th century. The location gives an amazing view to the gorge.
Location: 59 km north west of Ioannina
Description: Megalo Papigo is the most tourist village of Zagoria, however it hasn't lost its authentic style. Due to tourism, Papigo is lively all year round.
Location: 61 km north west of Ioannina
Description: Mikro Papigo is a lovely village with great views. Along with Megalo Papigo, there are the most popular villages of Zagoria.
Location: 39 km north west of Ioannina
Description: A typical traditional village, Monodendri is constructed at an altitude of 1,060 metres. From there starts a trekking path to the Gorge of Vikos.
Location: 36 km north west of Ioannina
Description: A picturesque village with stone houses and paved paths, Vitsa is situated at an altitude of 960m. The settlement constists of two villages, Ano and Kato Vitsa.
Google map of Zagoria excursions
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