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Stone Bridges & Zagori Villages Hike Hiking

Vitsa, Zagori, Ioannina

TOUR OVERVIEW

Bridges and Villages Hike! This wonderful circular hike is an ideal way of exploring the hidden gems of Central Zagori!

Starting from the village of Vitsa, we visit the most iconic traditional villages of the area  Vitsa, Koukouli, Kipi and Dilofo . The Bridges and Villages Hike will give you the opportunity to explore, traditional villages and admire the traditional arched stone bridges. A symbol of this area, the stone bridges played a significant role in the daily life of Zagorians, as they were the only connection between the villages and its inhabitants before roads were built! The Zagori area is famous for its local stone craftsmanship and remarkable traditional architecture, visible in all of its villages, offering a true window in the past! This hike is perfect for active, thinking travelers who seek authentic experiences during their travels.

Highlights:

  • Hike the crossroads of culture and history
  • Discover the iconic stone bridges of Kontodimos, Misios, Kalogerikο, Kapetan Arkoudas
  • Hike through the traditional villages of Vitsa, Koukouli, Kipi and Dilofo

TOUR SUMMARY

Duration: 6 hours
Period of operation: Throughout the year
Level of difficulty: Moderate

Price:

  • 35€/pp for 5-6 participants
  • 40€/pp for 4 participants
  • 45€/pp for min 3 participants
  • 60€/pp for min 2 participants (for less or more participants please contact us)

Participation requirements

  • Good physical condition
  • Age from 12 years and above

TOUR DETAILS

Tour inclusions
  • English speaking Trekking Hellas Guide
  • Greek traditional picnic lunch
  • Hiking poles
  • Backpack / 4 participants
  • Waterproof poncho jacket for the rainy days
  • Taxes

FAQ

WHEN IS THIS ACTIVITY AVAILABLE?
Throughout the year

WHAT’S THE MEETING POINT AND TIME?
Meeting Point: Vitsa village at the restaurant Kanela & Garifalo. 
Click here for our meeting point on the map.
Meeting Time: 09.00 am

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?

  • Small backpack with bottled water
  • Comfortable clothes (preferably quick-drying material: cotton or polycotton not denim)
  • Light hiking shoes or hiking boots
  • Hat or beanie sunglasses  sunblock
  • Waterproof jacket / membrane (for the rainy days)

ITINERARY

Our hike will start from Vitsa village, where we will downhill the famous cobblestone path known as ‘Vitsa Steps’. We will meet the iconic Misios stone bridge and continue hiking towards Koukouli, uphilling the old cobblestone path known as ‘Koukouli Steps’. Our next destination will be Kipi village, where we hike amongst the impressive bridge of Kondodimos inside the Vickaki gorge.  In Kipi, we will also visit the famous triple arched bridge of Plakidas. Our hike will continue through the dense forest towards Dilofo village where we will visit ‘Kapetan Arkouda’s’ single arched bridge. On the way to the end of the route in Vitsa village, we will have impressive views to the Vikos Gorge, known as the world’s deepest canyon in proportion to its width!

Timetable:
09:00 Meeting in Vitsa with your guide and welcome briefing
09:15 Trek commencement
11:00 Arrival in Koukouli and a short break for rest
12:00 Arrival in Kipi
14:00 Arrival in Dilofo and short rest for traditional picnic snack
16:00 Arrival in Vitsa, end of the activity

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