Canyoning in Ioannina

The Ioannina region is one of the premier locations for canyoning throughout Greece. Some of the rivers flow seasonally, leaving dry river beds as winding paths that cut through sheer rock on either side. The gorges of Vikos and Aoos also provide a unique opportunity for walkers to explore the ravine and see several animals which are endangered.

 

Vikos Gorge
As the Guinness world record holder as the deepest gorge, the Vikos Gorge belongs on every walker’s itinerary. Due to its relatively untouched natural habitat, the gorge is an area of great interest for researchers, and explorers will have the opportunity to witness several plant and animal species that cannot be found elsewhere. The route is relatively easy and takes most walkers between 5-6 hours to complete. There is a pathway leading down to the gorge just outside of the village of Monodendri. From there, walkers have the option of continuing north, passing the springs of the Voidomatis River and ends at the village of Papingo. The other option is to head south until reaching the stone bridge of Kipi. Whichever route you choose, canyoning through the Vikos Gorge is an experience not to be missed!

 

Aoos Gorge
Much smaller in comparison with neighbouring Vikos Gorge, this canyon has been cut by the Aoos River from where it gets its name. Unlike the Voidomatis River which flows only seasonally through a small section of the Vikos Gorge, the Aoos River has a steady flow throughout the year and runs through the entire Aoos Gorge. Additionally, the river is surrounded by thick vegetation, providing an enchanted walk for those who wish to partake in canyoning through the river.  


If you’re looking for an exciting way to experience the beautiful scenery Ioannina has to offer, the experienced guides of Alpine Zone are here to get your blood pumping!
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The trained professionals of Via Natura are waiting to get your heart pounding, whether by rappelling down rocky mountains, white water rafting or kayaking down one of many rivers, or sailing through the air on a zip line.
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If you are an adventure lover and fond of rafting and kayaking, Active Nature is a great option. Explore the area and the rivers of Voidomati and Araxthos in the areas of Zagorohoria and Tzoumerka.
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Discover the wild beauty of the landscapes in Epirus. Explore the Vikos gorge and the Ziros Lake. Offers activities such as rafting, trekking, sea kayaking and mountain biking.All the trips are conducted by highly trained staff who respect the environment.
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