The Vikos Gorge
The famous Vikos canyon extends over a length of 12 kilometers and has been recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the deepest in the world (1,350 m, the maximum height of the rocks from the riverbed). Through it runs Voidomatis, a tributary of Aos, forming in the path unrivaled beauty landscapes. From Monodéndri can anyone enjoy some of the most spectacular and fascinating views, from the following three broad positions (locations).
Monastery of Agia Paraskevi
The route starts from the central square of Monodendri, has a length of 800 meters and intersected by a sophisticated path. On the left side of the Monasteryare located "The houses”, which are hideaways of the locals during the tourkish and albanic raids of past centuries. Todays residues are the traces of wooden bridges, some derelict walls with battlements and a small chapel, where the more adventurous men descended into the ravine to carry water in in the caves for the excluded women and children.
With the most spectacular views of the gorge. The route starts from the upper square of Monodendri consisting of 6 km macadamized road, which passes through the unique Petrodasos (map position 7) with the mythical giant formations of shale rocks
In this location can anyone reach starting from the central square of Monodendri, behind the church of St. Athanasios. This route, where it joins the Outdoor Amphitheater of Monodendri "Angelos Kitsos" also leads through cobbled path, in the watercourse of the ravine of Vikos (march approximately one hour). The route through the ravine leads in the villages of Vikos and Papigko.
It is important to note that other sightings of the impressive gorge offer the villages Vikos, Vitsa Vradeto, Kapesovo, Kipoi, Koukouli, Papigko and Tsepelovo.