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Vikos Gorge, Epirus

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The Vikos Gorge is a gorge in the Pindus Mountains of northern Greece. It lies on the southern slopes of Mount Tymfi, with a length of about 20 km, depth ranging from 450 to 1600 m and a width ranging from 400 m only a few metres at its narrowest part.Vikos is listed as the deepest gorge in the world by the Guinness Book of Records among others.LocationThe gorge is found in the core zone of the Vikos–Aoös National Park, in the Zagori region. It begins between the villages of Monodendri and Koukouli and ends near the village of Vikos (or Vitsiko). The gorge collects the waters of a number of small rivers and leads them into the Voidomatis River which forms in the gorge. The major part of Voidomatis is only seasonal, and is permanent only at the lowest part of the gorge. Vikos is also a site of major scientific interest, because it is in almost virgin condition, it is a haven for endangered species and contains many and varied ecosystems.GeomorphologyThe Vikos Gorge, with a length of 20km, walls that range from 400to deep, and a width from 400m to some metres at its narrowest part is listed by the Guinness Book of Records as the deepest canyon in the world in proportion to its width, though some gorge lobbyists contest that claim. The main part of the gorge stretches from the village of Vikos to Monodendri, and attains a depth of about 1000m.
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  • Great, however, 90% of the route we are going in the forest. The descent and exit difficult. Us the whole thing took 5 hours. Don't forget to take water. In the middle of the road you can water.
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  • My husband and I recently spent several days in Greece with two good friends of ours. As a part of our trip we wanted to hike the Vikos Gorge. We had heard that you could hike to the bottom on the gor...  more »
  • A few dozen meters on a paved trail lead to a natural platform overlooking the canyon of 1200 meters of altitude. Beautiful nature for the deepest canyon in the world in front of the Grand Canyon
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  • Must see in Greece. Very beautiful place. Mountains are huge. I would definitely recommend this place.
  • A must see in Greece! Breathtaking views! Visiting the springs of the river is recommended!
  • Really nice walk if you want to spend few hours and see great views
  • The most amazing natural formation I have ever seen. Its simply breathtaking to look down at the gorge from above. Unique experience, must see in Greece.
  • Just one word : LOVELY on April.

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