_our excursion

A two-day trip in the unique Zagorochoria and the Vikos Gorge! A route – crossing that should be planned by every hiker – nature lover with satisfactory physical condition. The Vikos Gorge is one of the most famous in Greece and the deepest gorge, in terms of length-width-height, worldwide. It forms the core of the Vikos-Aoos National Forest, in the area of which a wide variety of rare species of flora and fauna find refuge. It is about 11 kilometers long and in many places the depth exceeds 1,000 meters.

1st day

On Saturday around 12:00 we arrive in Zagorochoria and we will head to Oxya, a spot with a breathtaking view! After a short hike and after passing the monastery of Agia Paraskevi we will reach Ano Pedina and our amazing hotels Pirrion Boutique Hotel & Ameliko where we will have free time to rest, eat, socialize and prepare for the crossing of the next day!

2nd day

On Sunday we will have an early breakfast, check out and depart for Monodendri and the entrance of the gorge. The route lasts 5-6 hours, on a strongly downhill path for the first hour and strongly uphill for the last hour, and ends in the village of Vikos. There we will have free time for our lunch before we start for the return.


hiking-crossing | Vikos gorge | 15km | 6 hours | medium difficulty | ages: 14+ (accompanied by guardian)

Starting from the village of Monodendri and ending in the village of Vikos, the journey takes about 6 hours. From the whole route the first 1.5km and the last 2km have a big altitude difference. The rest of the route is with small slopes, next to and through the gorge bed.


Pirrion Boutique Hotel is a unique destination of hospitality and tradition that will make you feel at home. It consists of two traditional stone buildings located in the center of the village, which are built with stone and wood and create, with the purity of their lines and the authenticity of their materials, a true refuge of hospitality and tradition in place and time of Zagori. Some rooms have a fireplace and private Jacuzzi for total relaxation. What really makes the hotel stand out is the stunning mountain view that greets you every morning and accompanies your peaceful sleep. It is the ideal destination for those looking for a luxurious and peaceful escape in the heart of nature.

Ameliko is housed in a traditional mansion dating back to 1850. Painted wooden ceilings, hand-embroidered curtains with traditional patterns, decorated fireplaces, atmospheric spaces, comfortable beds and rooms characterized by tradition and comfort, covering all accommodation wishes, with public point of reference the outdoor garden, waiting for you to enjoy the tranquility that the natural landscape generously offers.


*If you wish to join the excursion but you’re a solo traveler, don’t worry at all as you can join Explosivo’s large group and stay in the room with the rest of the people traveling solo.

The excursion takes place with a minimum required number of participants of 25 people and a maximum of 50 people. Upon request there is also the possibility for a date and schedule of your choice.

_prices are per person in a double room and include:

  • transportation from Thessaloniki & local transfers
  • accommodation in a double room with half board at the Pirrion Boutique Hotel & Ameliko hotels in Ano Pedina
  • dinner at the Pirrion Hotel with a three-course set menu
  • escort by experienced Explosivo escorts
  • hiking sticks
  • liability insurance | legal taxes

_prices do not include:

  • extra meals and drinks

_do not forget:

  • hiking / trekking / mountaineering shoes
  • small backpack for the hiking activity
  • snacks (pastels, chocolates, power bars) | water (1.5lit)
  • raincoat – windstopper

_route details:

  • crossing kilometers: 15km
  • Required physical condition: good