Vikos Aoos - Global Unesco Geopark
VIKOS - AOOS GEOPARK
Celebrating Earth Heritage
"Wonderful gorges, rock towers, rivers, stone bridges, traditional architecture and thermal baths".
Vikos - Aoos UNESCO Global Geopark is located in the region of Epirus, Ioannina, northwestern Greece. It occupies the NW part of the Pindus Mountain Range and is characterized by high rugged relief and an impressive landscape. It includes Mt. Smolikas (2,637 m asl), the 2nd highest mountain in Greece, and Mt. Tymfi (2,497 m asl), and the two spectacular gorges of Vikos and Aoos.
The UNESCO Global Geopark is located within the administrative boundaries of Konitsa and Zagori municipalities, in which 62 settlements or small towns are located. The territory also contains several traditional settlements and monuments dating back to the 14th - 19th centuries including monasteries, schools, churches, chapels and arched stone bridges.