Over Konitsa bridge by river Aoos
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Over Konitsa bridge by river Aoos

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The old bridge of Konitsa was built in 1870 replacing the older wooden bridge over the river Aoos, one of the most unspoilt rivers of Greece passing trough the wilderness of Vikos Aoos National Park. Today the river is a well known place for river sports like rafting or kayaking. 

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A: On Konitsa Bridge Cloudy Day Greece

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B: Under Konitsa bridge by river Aoos

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D: Konitsa Old Bridge Greece

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F: Konitsa Hotel red suite balcony

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G: Konitsa Hotel double triple room blue

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H: Konitsa Mountain Hotel main lounge

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I: Konitsa Hotel blue suite

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J: Dragonlake-Τymfi Sunbathing

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