A multi day trail that offers amazing landscape scenery and it surprises you on every step. It leads you up on the mountains, through old villages, vast meadows and through Vikos Gorge.
Distance 60.5 km
Day 1: Mikro Papingo - mountain hut Astraka - Dragon's lake - Tsoumanis' lake Day 2: Gamila - two other peaks - tent spot by the trail. If you have time and energy, you can also go on Astraka. In that case, take the trail that goes directly to the lake Loutsa Robozi. Day 3: Viewpoint of the canyon - Vradeto - Kapesovo - river bed. Day 4: Monodendri - monastery on a cliff - through Vikos Gorge - Mikro Papingo. All tent spots and water sources are marked on a map. Trail is mostly visible and well singed, sometimes help from the map is needed. You walk almost all the time on nice paths, except when you come to villages - there are a little bit of stone-paved and asphalt roads. We did three detours, you can decide for yourself if you want to do them or not. Your comments about conditions of the trail are welcome, because it will help the others.
Start hiking early in the morning when is not hot and take a lunch break during the hottest time of the day. Go to Monodendri and monastery on a cliff early in the morning, when there are no turists (they started coming around 8:30).
Traces of trail
Safety informationDon't walk to close to sheeps, cows and goats, because dogs are guarding them and if they consider you as a threat they may attack you. Think in advance about water refillment, because some parts of a trail has just few water souces.
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EquipmentBasic overnight hiking equipment - if you don't have it you can sleep in mountain hut Astraka (1 or 2 times) and in villages that you pass by (Vradeto, Kapesovo, Monodendri), but check availabilty in advance. Don't forget hat and sunscreen, shade is rare on first 3 days.
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