_our excursion

Picnic Sessions goes for a two-day excursion in the unique Zagorochoria and the Vikos Gorge! A route – crossing that should be planned by every hiker – nature lover with satisfactory physical condition.

We depart early on Saturday morning for Zagorochoria with the first stop at Oxia where we will be able to get a taste of the gorge from above. Breathtaking view! After a short hike we will have our PicNic and in the afternoon we will reach Ano Pedina and the amazing Pirrion Boutique Hotel & Ameliko where we will have free time for wine, pareoula and food.

The crossing of Vikos is planned for Sunday morning. We have breakfast, load our things on the bus and leave for Monodendri, the entrance of the gorge. A magical route of 15km awaits us in the deepest gorge in the world in relation to its width, in the core of the national park Vikos – Aoos! Exiting the gorge we will have free time in the village for dinner before we take the way back.

_activity

hiking | crossing Vikos Gorge | 15km | 6 hours | moderate difficulty | ages: 14+

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.

_departure

Our organized excursion to cross the Vikos gorge is planned for the weekend of October 17-18. Points and times of departure from Thessaloniki:

  • Kalamaria (Chilis 12 | 1st Lyceum): 07:00
  • City Center (Zero Gravity | Tsimiski 115): 07:15
  • One Salonica (Stathmou & Koletti): 07:30

The excursion takes place with a minimum required number of entries of 10 people and a maximum of 20 people. Upon request there is also the possibility for a date and schedule of your choice.

_the prices are per person and include:

  • transportation from Thessaloniki & local transfers
  • accommodation in double / triple / quadruple room with breakfast at Pirrion Boutique & Ameliko hotels in Ano Pedina
  • accompanied by experienced escorts of our company
  • 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

_booking procedure:

  • reservation by phone/ mail and payment by bank or by visiting the office
  • for reservations name, phone number, date of birth, point of departure, deposit 50 €/person are required
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