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You must See:
. First my photo:****Balcony to the gorge of Vikos***
. Second the *** Gorge of Vikos-1*** and then my today photo.


The Vikos-Aoos National Park (Greek: Ethnikós Drymós Víkou-Aóou) is a national park in northeastern Epirus, Greece, and covers an area of 126 square kilometres. The park was founded in 1973, and encompasses the Vikos Gorge, the Aoos Gorge, Mount Tymfi (with its highest peak Gamila, 2,497 m) and several Zagoria villages. The park is located north of Ioannina, south-southwest of Kastoria and west-southwest of Kozani.

Numerous species of mammals such as bears, foxes and deer, fish such as trout, and birds could be found in this park. The forests are composed of diverse species of flora.

The Vikos Gorge is listed as the deepest gorge in the world by the Guinness Book of Records among others. This follows a somewhat arbitrary definition of a gorge that excludes deeper features such as Colca Canyon because of their greater width:depth ratio. Nevertheless, with walls of up to 1 km in height, the 12 km gorge on the Voidomatis River is spectacular.


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Additional Photos by Aimilios Petrou (aimiliospet) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 63 W: 162 N: 486] (2355)
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