Zagori Self Guided!

For travelers that want to be inspired but love their freedom. Just bring your sense for adventure and become your own tour guide! Available from May to October, we also offer a guided version.

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Difficulty: moderate to demanding
To bring: hiking poles, water, hat & sunglasses, swimming suit, day pack.
Pricing: from 300€ p.p. self-guided / from 390€ with a guide.

Please contact me for availability and prices or fill out the booking request form.

Day 1 - Arrival in Monodendri

After check in and briefing you will have time to visit this picturesque village, its famous Monastery of Aghia Paraskevi at the edge of Vikos gorge and do some local walks to amazing viewpoints. Overnight in local traditional guesthouse.

Duration: local walks 1- 3 hrs.

Day 2 - Vikos gorge

You will cross this impressive canyon, one of the deepest in the world! This trail leads right into the heart of the National Park, famous for its indigenous fauna and flora. Through lush vegetation and plenty of shade the path finally leads up to Mikro Papingo village. Overnight in local traditional guesthouse.

Duration: 8 - 9 hrs
Distance : 15km
Ascent/descent: 450/800m

Day 3 - The Dragon lake

Today you hike up from M.Papingo through mountainous terrain and reach the mountain hut of Astraka, alt. 1950m. After a lunch break 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.

Duration: 5 - 6 hrs
Distance : 8.5km
Ascent/descent: 1400m

Day 4 - Mikro Papingo

Return downhill to the village of Mikro Papigo where you will stay for the rest of the day. You can take a short walk to the nearby natural pools for a swim and a little relaxation, walk to the “red stone” viewpoint at the edge of the gorge or to the village of Megalo Papigo. Overnight in local traditional guesthouse.

Duration: 3hrs + optional local walks 2hrs

Day 5 - Departure and end of trip

Transfers on day 1 & 5 can be arranged upon request.

Included in this tour:
- Briefing, navigation material and hiking map.
- 3 nights in selected hotels and guesthouses.
- 1 night in the Astraka refuge. (dormitory style rooms)
- 4 breakfasts, 4 packed lunches, 4 dinners
- All luggage transfers according to itinerary
- 24/7 support by phone, assistance during your trip if needed.

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