Spitakia Vikos Canyon Monodendri
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Panoramic photo by Vasilis Triantafyllou EXPERT Taken 12:00, 17/04/2009 - Views loading...


Spitakia Vikos Canyon Monodendri

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Located near the Monastery of Agia Paraskeui at Monodendri, this place once protected the rebelians during the 2nd World War. The view is truly awe inspiring even today.

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A: Vikos Gorge Spitakia Edge View

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 150 meters away

Located near the Monastery of Agia Paraskeui close to Monodendri.        

Vikos Gorge Spitakia Edge View

B: Vikos Gorge

by Kostas Kaltsas, 730 meters away

Vikos gorge, the view from the path

Vikos Gorge

C: Inside Stone Forest (Petrino Dasos) Zagoria Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 850 meters away

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D: Agia Paraskevi, Vikos Gorge view

by Kostas Kaltsas, 1.0 km away

Agia Paraskevi, Vikos Gorge view

G: Agia Paraskeui Vikos Gorge

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 1.1 km away

The monastery of Agia Paraskeui is located near Monodendri and it dates from the 15th century.        

Agia Paraskeui Vikos Gorge

I: Vikos Gorge Oksia Location

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 1.3 km away

Vikos Gorge Oksia Location

J: Η Χαράδρα του Βίκου

by Christos Tsekas, 1.3 km away

Η Χαράδρα του Βίκου

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Text by Steve Smith.

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