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Trips in the region of Konitsa

From the region of Agia Paraskevi in Konitsa

From Aoos gorge

From the route through Aoos gorge

Stomiou Monastery

Mountaneering trails in the region of Konitsa
The region of Konitsa, mostly mountainous region is offered for mountaneering trips. We suggest the following:

  • Palioseli – Mountain lodge on Smolikas – Drakolimni of Smolikas
  • Agia Paraskevi – Drakolimni of Smolikas
  • Distrato – Samarina

Climbing on Mount Smolikas
At an altitude of 2.637 m. Mount Smolikas is one of the most impressive mountains of the north Pindos and the second highest mountain of Greec after Olympus. From Pades or Agia Paraskevi, as starting points you can enjoy an outstanding route. Passing through beautiful pin forests, you will get, after 5 hours walking, to the famous “Drakolimni” of Smolikas at an altitude of 2.150 m.

A trip to the gorge of river Aoos
From the stone bridge of Aoos, a miracle of architecture of builders from Pyrsogianni (1870), starts a marked path along the river Aoos with direction to the gorge. The gorge extends between steep slopes, but there are also and places where the tourists can have a cool swimming.The exceptional ecosystem of the river becomes a shelter for many kinds of animals and birds, such as wolves, wild boars, deer, otters, woodpeckers, squirrels and kinds of eagles, etc.

During the trip the visitor will see the beautiful waterfall of Gravos, which is located near to the Monastery of Stomiou (1774). The view to the gorge from the monastery is outstanding. The path for those who want to continue the trip to the “Passage of Karteros”, ends up in a beautiful plateau and then goes down to the village of Zagori, Skamneli (lasts about 3 hours more). Moreover, from the plac “Desi”, at a distance of half an hour from the monastery you can continue the route to Drakolimni if you wish.