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The Vikos Gorge (Greek: Φαράγγι του Βίκου) is a gorge in the Pindus Mountains of northern Greece. It lies on the southern slopes of Mount Tymfi, with a length of about 20 km, depth ranging from 450 m to 1600 m and width from 400 m to some meters at its narrowest part. Vikos is listed as the deepest gorge in the world by the Guinness Book of Records among others.
The gorge is the found in the core zone of Vikos–Aoös National Park, in Zagori region. It begins between the villages Monodendri and Koukouli and ends near the village of Vikos. The gorge collects the waters of a number of small rivers and leads them into the Voidomatis River which rises in the gorge. Vikos is also a site of major scientific interest, because it is in almost virgin condition, is a haven for endangered species and contains many and varied ecosystems.
Vikos-Aoos National Park, Epirus, Greece, Europe
Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-200 mm, 1/160 sec at f/ 11, ISO 400
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