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Zagoria Hiking Village to Village - Trekking In Greece (7 Days)

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Zagoria Hiking Village to Village - Trekking In Greece (7 Days)

Zagori (Greek: Ζαγόρι), is a region and a municipality in the Pindus mountains in Epirus, in northwestern Greece. The seat of the municipality is the village Asprangeli. It has an area of some 1,000 square kilometers and contains 46 villages known as Zagori villages (or Zagorochoria or Zagorohoria), and is in the shape of an upturned equilateral triangle.

DAY 1

Kipi

Arrive at Kipi. o/n at Kipi

Kipi 1 night
DAY 2

Kipi-Monodendri

Our day starts from Kipi village where we will meet the rest hikers from our group in the main square of village. Our guide will start with briefing and soon we start walk parallel to the main road until to reach the famous bridge of Plakida. After 800 m we cross the bridge of captain Arkouda (that means Bear) and we continue to Dilofo that is one of the most beautiful villages of all Zagori legion. After passing Dilofo we continue to Vitsa that we meet in the next 4 km. From Vitsa in an hour we arrive at Monodendri that is our final destination. (Estimated Walking Time: approx. 5 hours) (Distance 10 km) o/n at Monodendri Read more

Monodendri 1 Night
DAY 3

Monodendri-Vikos

Our day starts from the village of Monodendri and we go to the amazing gorge of Vikos (the deepest gorge according to the Guinness book of world records). After we passed through the village we find the entrance of the path (Monodendri steps) that actually is an old one that is going us to the core of the gorge (1.5 km downhill elevation of 375 m). In the next 9 km we hike to different elevation rates in a wonderful place with big laminated stones. Always at the right side is the river of Vikos (Dry River) that in fact the most days of the year is dry. After that we continue in the same path that goes to village of Vikos (Estimated Walking Time: approx. 6-7 hours) (Distance 12 km) o/n at Vikos Read more

Vikos 1 night
DAY 4

Vikos-Papigo

Τhe day starts from village of Vikos and we are ready to visit the springs of Voidomatis River. After springs we start to climb until arrive to village of Megalo Papigo. A great view of Mountain Tymfi will help us to see where we go at next days. Im the end of the day we arrive to Papigo (Estimated Walking Time: approx. 4 hours) (Distance 7 km ) o/n at Papigo Read more

Papigo 1 night
DAY 5

Papigo-Papigo

Day starts from the main road that leads to Mikro Papigo. After 800m we follow the path that is going to the bridge of Loli. Less than 2.5 km is a great viewpoint of Kokkino Lithari that is between the pick of Astraka and the Gorge and is very characteristic because of the red color that limestone has. In 1 km we finish our day at Megalo Papigo. (Estimated Walking Time: approx. 5 hours) (Total Distance 8 km ) Read more

Papigo 1 night
DAY 6

Papigo-Astraka refuge

Mikro Papigo – Refuge of Astraka At the foot of Tymfi (attitude 988m.) is the village of Mikro Papigo that actually is the starting point. After crossing the village, climb the well-marked trail that leads to the refuge of Astraka. The climb is relatively smooth after a 5.5 km climb in altitude of 1000 m. Also we find springs of water and a good place to rest and enjoy the view. In the end of the path is the refuge of Astraka in altitude of 1905 m, where we spend the night. (Estimated Walking Time: approx. 3-4 hours) (Distance 5.6 km) Refuge of Astraka - Tymfis Dragon Lake (optional) When we arrive at the refuge, optional we can go to visit the Alpine Lake (Dragon Lake) of Tymfis that is the basic environmental place of Alpine Triton (Ichthyosaura alpestris) (Small Dragons) in the attitude of 2010m. The distance between the Dragon Lake and the refuge is about 2.75 km with great viewpoints. (Estimated Walking Time: approx. 1.5-2.5 hours) (Distance 5.6 km) o/n at Astraka refuge Read more

Astraka 1 night
DAY 7

Refuge-Papigo

We return back to Mikro Papigo after using a different path that goes to the pick of Astraka, (second highest pick of Tumfis Mountain altitude 2432m.). After we past the col that created by Gamila and Astraka directed to the pick for almost 6 km having all the time on our left hand Loytsa Robozi (Seasonal Lake) . For the next 4.5 km we return to the main path (Refuge-Mikro Papigo) that we use for 2,5 km until we complete the day at Mikro Papigko. (Estimated Walking Time: approx. 6 hours) (Total Distance 12.5 km) Transfer to back to Kipi Village End of trip Read more

Papigo

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kipi
Day 2
Location Monodentri
Day 3
Location Vikos
Hotel Xenonas Dinoulis
Day 4
Location Papigko
Day 6
Location Astraka

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • • 5 o/n on 3 star hotels or traditional guest houses up on the mountain (b/b) and one o/n at refuge according to program ( b/b) 01 o/n at refuge according to program
  • •HB supplement (06 dinners, water included)
  • •The rates are per person sharing dbl / twin
  • •All the transfers according to the itinerary
  • •Expierience Greek Adventure English speaking local guide
  • •Third party insurance
  • •All the taxes
  • •All the transfers according to the itinerary
  • •Expierience Greek Adventure English speaking local guide
  • •Third party insurance
  • •All the taxes

Package excludes

  • •Personal expenses
  • •Drinks at dinners
  • •Anything not mention clearly above
  • •Overnight Taxes
  • •Transfer to / from Kipi.

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  • NOTES:
  • • Please note that this itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the tour leader, according to local and weather conditions.
  • Recommended Gear List:
  • Please try to travel as light as possible; remember that you must carry everything you bring on all the days' walk.
  • * Large, comfortable rucksack (40-50 litres) with padded straps and waist belt, internal frame preferred; waterproof liner recommended to keep clothing, etc. dry inside.
  • * Sturdy, worn in trekking shoes
  • * Good waterproof top with hood
  • * Warm clothes, both for windy / cold daytime conditions and for the cool evenings (fleece tops or similar)
  • * Shorts and long trousers for walking, preferably quick-drying material (cotton or polycotton not denim)
  • * Sweatshirts or T-shirts for walking, at least one with long sleeves and collar (against sun-burn)
  • * Sheet sleeping bag or similar (e.g. duvet cover), for the overnights in the refuge, although blankets will be available.
  • * Sunglasses, towel, sun hat

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Maria, Greece

Thanks you for an amazing trip. Your organization and knowledge was outstanding.

Aliza & Yakob, Israel

The week passed so fast, it was such an extraordinary experience, great landscapes , good food and special company. You sensibly adjusted yourself to our “special needs” and offered us great extras and options. Thank you for allowing us great vacation!

Lea and Joram Labim, Israel

We enjoyed very much your company. We appreciated your help and your sense of humor. We wish you a happy life with your family. It has been a pleasure knowing you!!

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