Zagori Self Guided Tour (SG1)
Explore at your own pace one of the most remote areas of Greece, the National Park of Vikos - Aoos and the Zagori villages where time stands still.
Trip Code: SG1
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights (tour extension upon request)
Min. Group size: 1 person
Day 1: Ioannina - Monodendri
A member of our team will meet you in the city of Ioannina. We will transfer you to the picturesque village of Monodendri at Vikos Aoos National. After check-in if there will be enough time you can walk to the monastery of Agia Paraskevi at the edge of the Vikos gorge.
Overnight stay in Monodendri.
*If you land at an airport other than Ioannina Airport, we will provide you with public transport information so that you may safely reach the city of Ioannina.
Day 2: Vikos gorge
Today you will hike through the magnificent Vikos gorge that, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is the world's deepest canyon in proportion to its width. Starting from the village of Monodendri you will follow the hiking trail into the gorge and after seven hours of walking through lush vegetation in the shady canyon, you will reach the picturesque village of Papigo. Your luggage will be transferred by a member of our team, so you will need just a small daypack during your hike.
Trekking difficulty level: Moderate / Challenging
Overnight stay in Mikro Papigo
Day 3: The "Dragon Lake"
After breakfast you will start hiking from the village of Mikro Papigo through mountainous terrain and reach the mountain hut of Astraka, situated at an altitude of 1950m.
After the lunch break at the mountain hostel you will continue hiking to Drakolimni, the "Dragon Lake", set on the edge of a cliff at an altitude of 2000m, while enjoying the magnificent view to the peaks of the Pindos mountain range. You will then return back to the mountain refuge for your overnight stay. Your luggage will stay at your hotel in Mikro Papigo.
Trekking difficulty level: Moderate
Overnight stay in Astraka Mountain Hut
Day 4: Mikro Papigo
Today you return to the village of Mikro Papigo where you stay for the rest of the day. You can have short walks to the nearby natural pools for a swim and relaxation, walk to the red stone at the edge of the gorge or walk to the village of Megalo Papigo.
Trekking difficulty level: Easy
Overnight stay in Mikro Papigo
Day 5: Departure to Ioannina
After breakfast we will transfer you to the city of Ioannina.
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This itinerary can be tailor made according to your needs and requirements.
Available from April 1 to September 30
Price per person from € 315.-
Trip prices are based on double occupancy. Single supplement € 95,-
√ 3 nights on BB basis in double rooms / twin rooms in selected hotels and guesthouses with en-suite facilities
√ 1 night in the Mountain Hostel, in dormitories
√ Luggage transfer on day 2
√ Taxi transfer from / to Ioannina
√ Hiking map of the area
√ Journey Road book incl. hiking details, tips and advice what to see and what to do along the route
√ Assistance during your trip if needed
√ Emergency phone nr.
× Transfer to and from Greece
× Personal expenses
× Other transfers not included in this itinerary
× Meals and drinks
× Travel Insurance and Personal accident insurance
We have chosen traditional hotels and guesthouses, with a friendly and very homely atmosphere and personally inspected and experienced by our team.
All our hotels and guesthouses are comfortable and fully equipped with en-suite facilities.
Services at the Mountain hostels include: Bunk beds, pillows / pillow cases and blankets. There is also a small restaurant, showers (only cold water) and toilets. Guests are welcome to carry their own bed linen / sheets and towels for personal usage.