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The deepest gorge in the world?

A hidden gem of Greece. Vikos Gorge holds a Guinness world record for being the deepest gorge in the world. I went to see…

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The Vikos Gorge is in the north of the Pindus Mountains, about 20 miles from the Albanian border. I parked the van in the village of Monodendri and spent a couple of days walking and cycling. This is a huge area of wilderness. It’s really starting to feel quite different as I go more north.

  • Part of the Vikos-Aoos National Park of Northern Greece–home to wildcats, brown bears wild horses, falcons, vultures
  • The gorge is about 20km long
  • The deepest part of the gorge (about 1000m) can be seen from Oxia, which is not on Google maps but is a km from the village of Monodendri
  • You can hike the full length of it (takes 6 hours) from Monodendri to Vikos

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That was Vikos Gorge. It’s well worth a visit.

Now I carry on going North–see post on where I’m going.

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