8 Days / 7 Nights Hiking in Zagori, with transfer from / to Thessaloniki airport to Zagori / Sivota.
Season: From May to October.
Equipment: Mountaineering boots, hiking bag, hat, walking sticks, sunglasses, sunscreen, waterproof, swimwear.
Prepare for a whole week of hiking in the area of Tifis, within the North Pindos National Park and Geopark.
The program includes:
Day 1. After arriving at the airport of Macedonia (Thessaloniki) or Aktio (Preveza), we undertake the transfer for a 3 hour and 15 minutes journey to Papigo (950m) overlooking the Astrakas Towers (altitude 2,436m) in the region of Zagori in the north-western part of Greece and the region of Epirus. Arrive at the hotel, dinner in a traditional tavern in the area and relax for the next day’s excursion.
Day 2. After our traditional breakfast, early in the morning of 7am, start the hiking in the gorge of Vikos, the deepest gorge of the world and drink water at the springs of Voidomatis, the cleanest river in Europe. Our hiking starts from the village of Monodendri to the village of Papigo, 7 hours of hiking, moderate difficulty. We will spend the night in Papigo and have lunch at a traditional restaurant.
Day 3. After our delightful breakfast at 07:00 o’clock, we board the bus to the starting point, 8 km from the village of Papigo, for a hike 5:30 minutes, moderate difficulty. You will walk by the river Voidomatis , Until the village of Klidonia and then continue for the village of Ano Klidonia, with incredible views of the Vikos gorge and the plain of Konitsa. Our hiking trip ends at Papigo for overnight and dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 4. Around 7:00 am And after breakfast we start our hike to the Astrakas shelter, 1980 meters high, leave our equipment and continue until the famous Dalekolimn, at 2100 meters high. Then we return back to the sanctuary for dinner and overnight.
Day 5. Around 7:30 after breakfast we start our hike to the top of Gamila, 2497 meters high, 5 hours of hiking, high difficulty. Then we will return to the shelter for dinner and overnight.
Day 6. After breakfast around 8:00 am We load the bags and start our trekking until Tsepelovo, 5:30 minutes hike, easy route. In Tsepelovo we will spend the night and dine.
Day 7. After breakfast, at 09:00 we will start our bus trip to Sivota, 3 hours drive, to relax in a local hotel and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea. Dinner and overnight.
Day 8. After breakfast we will start our trip to Thessaloniki Airport, 5 hours by bus.