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.
Zagori - Bridges & Villages Hike Half Day, Zagori
Immerse yourself in the stunning environment of Central Zagori with a short circular hike!
- Hike the crossroads of culture and history
- Discover the iconic stone bridges of Pitsionis, Milos, Kalogeriko, Kontodimos
- Hike through the traditional villages of Koukouli and Kipi
- Live an unforgettable experience
Starting from the village of Kipi, once the seat of local government, we will walk on some of the most impressive stone bridges of the area, built in the 17th-18th centuries. Each bridge is usually named after the benefactor, who paid for their construction.
During our Bridges & Villages Hike (Half day), we will have the chance to visit the museum of Lazaridi, located in the picturesque village of Koukouli. The museum is housed in the former residence of its founder, Kostas Lazaridis. Throughout his life he passionately gathered rare specimens of the Vikos Gorge flora. In the museum, we will have the opportunity to admire rare plant collections that grow on the canyon’s rocks and learn all about the ‘Healers of Vikos’. Then we will head towards the village of Kipi, following the very old stone path of Koukouli, also known as ‘Koukouli Steps’. In Kipi, our beautiful hike comes to an end.
Duration 3 hours
Difficulty level **
Distance: 7 km
Elevation gain: 162 m
Terrain: footpath, cobblestone path
10:00 Meeting with your guide and welcome briefing
10:15 Starting time
11:30 Visit to the Koukouli village
12:00 Leaving from Koukouli village, hike towards Kipi village via Koukouli steps
13:00 Return to the meeting point, end of the activity
- Good physical shape
- Physical and mental health
- Children over 8 years old
- Hiking shoes, breathable and quick drying sports clothes
- Hat / Sunglasses/ Sunscreen (for summer months)
- Beanie (for winter months)
- Backpack 20-30L
- Personal bottle (water)
- Certified English speaking Trekking guide
- Hiking poles
- Picnic snacks (seasonal fruits, energy bars)
- Backpacks (upon request)
- Waterproof poncho jacket
- Liability insurance
- Personal accident insurance
- Anything not mentioned above
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