Pindos National Park

Brief description

Pindos is the biggest mountain range of Greece stretching from the Albanian borders to the north–west shores of Korinthiakos Gulf. The Northern part of Pindos is an area of enormous ecological value with unique and rich habitat and species biodiversity hosting 11 protected areas, such as the Valia Calda and Vikos-Aoos protected areas, that form the National Park of Northern Pindos. A magnificent area enriched with steep slopes and deep canyons like the famous Vikos Gorge and few long rivers stemming from them like Arachthos, Aoos, Acheloos and Pinios. The dense forests vegetation covered with oak, fir, beech and pine, the alpine plateau, the canyon and slopes, the rivers and the lakes of the area, are primary habitat of many rare species of mammals like brown bears, wolves, otters and deers, as well as of diverse avifauna. It holds important nesting sites for many bird species, including Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus). It also has an incredible diversity of wildflowers including numerous orchid species, which form the habitat of many insect species like butterflies some of them being endemic.

This pictures geographical area of Greece is also well known for its magnificent culture, architecture and historical villages with ancient stone houses forming the Zagoria villages, as well as for the superb arched bridges and Kalderini mule tracks.

What to do and see

The National Park of Northern Pindos will offer to the visitor a splendid opportunity to walk through the world’s steepest Vikos George; enjoy the pristine forests and rare wildlife; explore rivers with crystal clear waters like Voidomatis and alpine lakes such as Drakolimni, wander around the village in the narrow streets of historical villages like Papigo and ; learn about the important culture, architecture and history of the area; hike though superb trails and historic stone bridges; enjoy the superb limestone cliffs, gorges, spires and cracked alpine plateau; and witness restored thick walled churches and monasteries.

Apart from hiking and wildlife observation the visor can enjoy horse riding, rafting, canoe kayak, mountain biking and even river swimming during the summer time.

  • Explore remote habitats of the brown bear and other mammals like Wolf, European Otter and Red Deer
  • Discover rare species of wildlife, especially birds, butterflies and plants
  • Wander in exclusive historical villages with old stone made houses
  • Enjoy delicious local recipes

Solo & Group Travel

Visit to Culture Treasures

Exploring Cultural & Natural Treasure

Take part in an exciting journey exploring Greece's rich wildlife and impressive culture. You will be based in a single good quality hotel, and will take daily field trips to National Parks and cultural sites. This expedition takes places within the five National Parks of Epirus Region, renowned for landscapes of exceptonal beauty and marvellous variety of fauna and flora. The region’s fascinating ancient, historical and religious heritage will not be forgotten...Read more...

Marine wildlife surveys

Summer Adventures

An excellent opportunity for those wishing to spend a week observing marine wildlife, while meeting the daily challenges of living on a sailing vessel. You have the opportunity to become one of the crew and learn the traditional skills and tasks of a sailor including keeping watches, setting sails, steering, navigation and more. You will participate in wildlife surveys around the waters of the Ionian Islands, focusing on Short-beaked Common Dolphin...Read more...

Birdwatching in protected areas

Wildlife Expeditions

Explore the wildlife of some of the most pristine National Parks of Northern Greece, outstanding areas that are excellent destinations for bird, wildflower, butterfly and photography enthusiasts or for those who simply wish to unwind in the tranquillity of nature. This trip is for those who want to discover few of the region's best wildlife hotspots observing rare and endangered species, feel the insights of Thessaloniki long history and cosmopolitan life, and visit distinctive archaeological... Read more...

Volunteer & Education

Protected Areas Management

Protected Areas

Experience a truly rewarding Protected Area Management programme in the pristine National Parks of the Epirus Region. Working closely with Park’s staff and inspiring environmentalists, volunteers undertake various field work and office duties to assist in the implementation of the Parks’ day-to-day Management and conservation efforts. .. Read more...

Wildlife Surveys in Tzoumerka National Park

Wildlife Surveys

Participate in the monitoring and research of National Parks' abudant wildlife.In this project volunteers will be involved with the monitoring and research of the Parks’ rich wildlife. You will be working together with the Parks’ personell and other highly experienced scientists and you will learn a range of skills from those focused on research... Read more...

Monk Seal Pup

Autumn Eco-Navigation

An excellent opportunity for those wishing to engage in marine conservation projects and marine wildlife surveys while living and working on a sailing vessel. As a volunteer you will become one of the crew and learn the traditional skills and tasks of a sailor including keeping watches, setting sails, steering, navigation, galley cooking duties, and vessel upkeep. You will participate in wildlife surveys ... Read more...

Butterfly on a wildflower

Nature Guides/Ecotourism

This is a great opportunity for those wishing to gain intense experience, knowledge and skills as Nature Guides and amateur nature & wildlife photographers. This intern programme offers the best in theoretical teaching and hands-on information and experience for participants who are keen to establish themselves as a professional Nature Guide or for the adventurous type wanting to gain ... Read more...

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Destinations Tzoumerka Nat. Park
Pindos Nat. Park
Pamvotis Lake
Acherontas Nat.Park
Amvrakikos Nat. Park
Metsovo village
Ioannina city
Protected Areas
Zakynthos Nat.Park
Mount Aenos Park
Kerkini Lake
Axios-Aliakmonas Delta
Koroneia & Volvi Lakes
Prespa Nat. Park
Mount Olympus Park
Nestos-Vistonida Delta
Rodopi Mountain Range
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