Zagori Bridges and Villages Hike

Sunrise in Vitsa
In the north of Greece, near the border of Albania, lie the Pindos, the country's largest mountain range. Comprising the heart of these mountains is the Zagori region, known for its famous Zagorichoria—fairy-tale stone villages featuring 17th-century churches and stone bridges arching over crystalline rivers. Due to the unique flora and fauna present in the region, Zagori has been designated a national park with strict preservation rules. Therefore it's an ideal spot to enjoy a nature hike.

This easy half-day guided hike (great for families) follows paths near old farms and stone houses, with vistas of the surrounding mountains all around. It's also a cultural excursion, as the guide will regale their group with stories about the history and heritage of the region along the way. There's a stop at the 16th-century Monastery of Pagia Spiliotissa, built atop a rock overlooking the Voidomatis river, and a break for lunch in the village of Vitsa, which is home to a local mushroom-hunting expert.

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Itineraries with Zagori Bridges and Villages Hike

Active Northern Greece & Corfu - 10 Days

Northern Greece stretches across more cultures and terrains than any other region in the country. This 10-day itinerary starts off in the second largest city, Thessaloniki—a magnetic place that breathes history and character, offering some of the best food and wine in the country. From here, you'll go hiking and river rafting on the mainland and then ferry to Corfu island for beaches, kayaking, and a Jeep safari toward ancient monasteries.

Adventurous Athens, Central Greece, and Corfu - 7 Days

This weeklong adventure trip takes you through some of the highlights of central Greece. Go up to Meteora's monasteries in the sky, then down into the gorges of the Pindos mountain range to explore the stone villages of Zagori. End your trip by kayaking around Corfu's petite Pontikonisi island.

Central Greece, Skopelos & Corfu Exploration - 14 Days

Make your way across the middle of Greece with this two-week itinerary. Over the span of 14 days, you'll go from up on Mount Pelion, once believed to be the home of the centaurs, down to Skopelos island and then back up to the clifftop monasteries of Meteora and Zagori mountain villages. Go back out to sea with a trip to Corfu before you return to Athens.

Mainland Greece Adventure Trip - 9 Days

Spend nine days adventuring through mainland Greece, from the clifftops of Meteora to the Nafplio seaside. You'll start and end in Athens, hiking up to the monasteries, over the stone bridges of Zagori, and down past the Venetian and Ottoman architecture of Nafplio in between.

Enchanting Northern Greece and Corfu - 11 Days

Experience both the stunning mountain landscapes of northern Greece and the inviting turquoise waters of Corfu with this exciting itinerary. Start in the port city of Thessaloniki, packed with rich Byzantine history and architecture. From there, make your way to the clifftop monasteries of Meteora, the silver lake of Ioannina, and the postcard-perfect stone villages of Zagori. Finally, head to the Ionian island of Corfu, complete with colorful plazas, quaint side streets, and gorgeous beaches.