In Epirus, in the heart of the Pindus mountain range, you find Zagoria, also known as Zagorochoria. Zagoria is in fact a total of 46 picturesque villages nestled in valleys and on mountain slopes. Their trademark are the stone houses with grey-tiled roofs and narrow alleys, as well as the magnificent arched bridges over the rivers of the area. Zagoria is neighbor to the worldfamous Vikos Gorge, part of the Aoös National Park.
The landscape is wild and rustic, perfect for hiking and river rafting. Go visit during your autumn or winter holiday or do a day trip to Zagoria from Ioannina, the capital of Epirus.
Zagoria has gained status as a top alternative travel destination for extreme sports and activities, such as rafting in Voidomatis River, trekking, and horseback riding. Of course, the most impressive location in Zagoria for hiking is Vikos Gorge. It is the second deepest gorge in the world after Grand Canyon. Most people do not consider Greece as a skiing destination, but the Zagoria is great for ski holidays, you will find ski centers nearby.
This magnificently beautiful region is still unknown to international tourists and therefore a perfect travel destination off the beaten track.