Zagori is the ideal place for trekking in Greece. There are countless paths to take and even more combinations thereof. You can hike through the famous, breathtaking Vikos Canyon, the world’s deepest gorge according to The Guinness Book of Records, or explore the alpine plateau above, which can provide more thrills than you might expect. You can also walk along the Voidomatis River, one of the cleanest rivers in Europe, or hike and swim in the canyon of Vikaki (Little Vikos). Whatever you choose, we recommend that the approach be that of a friendly encounter with nature and that you avoid challenging nature or yourself. Our philosophy is that you should commune with your surroundings, immerse yourself in nature and absorb its beauty and grandeur. The distances you plan to cover each day should not be too long; give yourself the chance to feast your eyes on the view and maybe take a nap in the shade of a tree.
In Central and Western Zagori we have recorded fifty-five trekking paths. These treks are self-guided, with the possible assistance of GPS and maps. A guide to accompany you is available upon request.
The treks are classified at six different levels, depending on your experience and the trek’s physical requirements. Each path or path section has its distinctive color according to its difficulty (white, yellow, green, blue, red and black).
White Paths: For everybody. Comfortable hikes of a maximum of two hours without steep uphill climbs.
Yellow Paths: For almost everybody. A maximum hiking time of three hours with some steep uphill climbs.
Green Paths: You should be fairly fit physically. The hike may last for five hours and will include steep uphill climbs and river crossings.
Blue Paths: You should be physically fit. The hike may last as long as eight hours and will include steep uphill climbs.
Red Paths: You should be in very good physical shape. Walking may last for over eight hours and include very steep uphill climbs and demanding downhill descents.
Black Paths: Very long hikes, very steep uphill climbs, rappelling down hill, swimming in cold mountain pools, canyoning and camping out at night.
A presentation of all trekking paths is available to help you decide.
Depending, therefore, on your mood, your fitness level and the weather, go ahead and choose the trekking path that’s perfect for you!