Vikos-Aoos National Park

The Vikos-Aoos National Park (Greek: Ethnikós Drymós Víkou-Aóou) is a national park in northeastern Epirus, Greece that encompasses the Vikos gorge, the Aoos gorge, Mount Timfi (with its highest peak Gamila, 2497 m) and several Zagoria villages. The park has mammals including bears, foxes and deers. Birds are also included in this park. The forests are composed of diverse species. Trout are also found in its rivers. It is located N of Ioannina, SSW of Kastoria and WSW of Kozani.

The Vikos Gorge is listed as the deepest gorge in the world by the Guinness Book of Records among others. This appears to be following a somewhat arbitrary definition that excludes deeper features such as Colca Canyon as gorges because of their greater width:depth ratio. Nevertheless with walls up to 1 km in height, the 12 km gorge on the Voidomatis River is spectacular.

Vikos Gorge (Source)

Bridge Vikos Aoos Park

Vikos Gorge, Source: Thomas Otter , 11.06.2005

Area: 126 km²

Founded: 1973

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