PINDOS MNT – ZAGORI – TZOUMERKA ADVENDURE

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Self driving Jeep 4×4 tour Pindos mountain, Zagorochoria ,Tzoumerka area

Zagorochoria ,Tzoumerka the jewels areas of Epirus. Epirus lies in NW Greece, between the Pindos mountain range and the Ionian Sea. Its untouched mountainous mass of Pindos with its great virgin forests, the alpine mountain Dragon Lakes, the beauty of 46 traditional picturesque Zagori villages, Voidomatis river which runs through the impressive gorge of Vikos. the Arachtos river at Tzoumerka, one of the most impressive rivers of Greece, the Kipina monastery hunging on the mountai cliffs, the impressive twin wterfalls at kataraktis village make the area the paradise for nature and adventure lovers ( 4×4 jeep excursions, mountaineering, climbing, ski, hiking, mountain biking and in the rivers kayaking, rafting, canoeing, etc)

TOUR DETAILS

Tour Code: SAFths_06za-tz
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Season: April – October
Location: Pindos mountain Valia Calda National park
Style: Jeep 4X4 tour

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Adventurous journey through mountain forested landscapes
  • Explore Pindos Valia Calda National park,  the largest terrestrial National Park in  Greece, with an area of  2.000 sq. km 
  • Explore Zagori area with its 46 traditional villages, Vikos gorge, Aoos and Voidomatis rivers
  • Explore the unspoiled Tzoumerka, Arachthos river, Kipina monastery
  • Guided visit to Meteora monasteries
  • Meet the local daily life and test the culinary local dishes in the traditional mountain villages

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA
The following activities are available in the area. They are not included in the package, can be included upon request.

Rafting
Canyoning
Kayak
River Trekking
Via Ferata Black Cave
Horse riding

INCLUDED

  • Jeeps 4X4
  • Hotels 3* or 4* or traditional guesthouses
  • Meals Half Board(B,_,D)
  • Guided visit to Meteora 2 monasteries
  • Meet & Greet on the arrival at the airport.
  • Car emergency kit

NOT INCLUDED

Flight tickets
Escort Jeep (upon request)
VHF communication equipment (upon request)
Pick nick kit (upon request)
Accommodation tax (0.5€ per day per room for guesthouses -1.5€ per day per room for 3* hotels – 3€ per day per room for 4* hotels) paid directly by the clients to hotel.

*All packages are flexible and dynamic for any changes according to any personal needs and desires upon request.

Day 1: Thessaloniki – Edessa water falls – Loutra Pozar – Kastoria (_,_,D)
Morning arrival at Thessaloniki a/p . Meet our representative, welcome. Car pick up and drive Thessaloniki, Edessa waterfalls, Loutra Pozar, Nimfaio, Kastoria. (250km – 5 hrs). Dinner at a local tavern

Day 2: Prespes lake – Konitsa – Papingo (B,_,D)

Morning drive to Prespes lake. Take a boat trip to Achilleios island (8€ pp). Drive to Nestorio, Konitsa, Aoos river, Papingo for overnight. Walk to rock pools. Dinner at the hotel or a local tavern.

Day 3: Explore Zagorochoria (B,_,D)

Today explore Zagorochoria. Visit some of 46 traditional villages in the area. Drive to Aristi, Vikos village. Short hiking to Voidomatis springs. Continue to Kipoi with the three arc stone bridges. Drive to Kapessovo and walk to Vradeto steps. Drive to Monodendri for overnight. Short walk to Aghia Paraskevi Monastery and Vikos vantage point with the breath taking views of the world`s deepest gorge. Dinner at a local tavern

Day 4: Ioannina – Tzoumerka – Arachthos river rafting (B,_,D)

Morning drive to Ioannina. Walk around the lake, craft market, castle (Synagogue visit upon request). Continue to Arachthos rafting base where you have a unique rafting experience(4hrs). Drive to Kataraktis with the twin water falls. Overnight at Tzoumrtka. Dinner at the hotel or a local tavern.

Day 5: Explore Tzoumerka – Metsovo – Kalambaka (B,_,D)

After breakfast drive to Pramanta to visit the Anamotrypa stalactite cave, Kalarites with the Kipina monastery wedged into the vertical cliff and Metsovo traditional village. Visit Averof winery and test the delicius smoked cheese. Continue to Kalambaka for overnight. Dinner at a taven with monasteries view,

Day 6: Meteora Monasteries – Thessaloniki – Departure (B,_,_)

Morning visit two monasteries standing between earth and the sky atop of huge rocks, with a local guide. Continue to Thessaloniki for a short city walk and last minute shopping. Drive to airport. Car drop off and get your flight back home.