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Vikos Gorge: The Greek Grand Canyon

Vikos GorgeVikos Gorge, Greece. Credit: Anas.Dimitris/Wikimedia Commons/CC-BY-SA-4.0

The Vikos Gorge, a wonder of the natural world in Greece, is known as the “Greek Grand Canyon” because of its dizzying cliffs and stunning heights.

Although in depth it does not rival the American canyon, which is more than six thousand feet deep, the Vikos Gorge is one of the most lovely and verdant ravines in the country, with a depth exceeding 490 meters (1,500 feet).

Part of the Pindus Mountains of Epirus in northern Greece, the Vikos Gorge lies on the southern slopes of Mount Tymfi, with a length of about 20 kilometers (12.5 miles), a depth ranging from 120 to 490 meters, and width ranging from 400 meters to only a few meters at its narrowest point.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Vikos Gorge is the deepest gorge in the world.

Vikos Gorge home to many ecosystems

The impressive gorge has many magnificent vertical geological formations with a wide variety of different ecosystems, as well as an abundance of flora and fauna which live in one of the most intriguing natural wildlife sanctuaries in Europe.

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