Zagori Tour ( Aristi - Papingko - Voidomatis river )
Zagori, is a region and a municipality in the Pindus mountains in Epirus, in northwestern Greece. It has an area of some 1,000 square kilometers and contains 46 villages known as Zagori villages (or Zagorochoria or Zagorohoria), and is in the shape of an upturned equilateral triangle.
Ioannina, the provincial capital, is at the southern point of the triangle, while the south-western side is formed by Mount Mitsikeli (1,810m). The Aoos river running north of Mt Tymphe forms the northern boundary, while the south-eastern side runs along the Varda river to Mount Mavrovouni (2,100m) near Metsovo.
Aristi is built at an altitude of 650 m on the northern slopes of the Grabala Hill or for the locals “Roynikos“, on the opposite side of the impressive rocks of Astraka. The village is located at the boundary of the Vikos – Aoos National Park and it is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages of Zagori.
Papingo consists of two villages: Megalo Papingo and Mikro Papingo. There is a single road that provides access first to Megalo Papingo and a kilometre further to Mikro Papingo.
The village of Papingo is located very near the northern end of the Vikos Gorge and is inside the Vikos – Aoös National Park. It attracts many hikers and mountaineers from around the world. The Vikos Gorge is the largest canyon in Greece and arguably in all of Europe: it is the gorge with the greatest depth to width ratio, according to the Guinness Book of Records 1997. The village of Papingo is surrounded by deciduous forests and topped by the snowcapped Astraka peak of Mt Tymphe, that towers over the village. It has modest lodging provisions as well as tavernas serving traditional food, coffee, and spirits.
Take a trip to the mainland to visit the traditional village of Airisti on this private tour exclusively for our party. The day starts with pickup in a private vehicle.
Visit important landmarks like Monastery of Panagia Spileotisas, Voidomatis river and gorgeous stone pools on the way to Mikro Papingko.
Enjoy free time in the village before heading home, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel door.
Excursion days : Every day ( reservation required 24 hours in advance )
Departure : 08:15 Return : 20:00 Trip duration : 12 Hours
Prices per group :
1 - 2 passengers : € 425 3 - 4 passengers : € 475
4 - 6 passengers : € 519 6 - 8 passengers : € 550