National Park of Vikos – Aoos

Located in the prefecture of Ioannina near Konitsa and the villages Monodendri, Aristi and Papigko. Includes Vikos Gorge (tributary of Voidomatis), Aoos ravine and mountain of Timfi. Characteristic and, particularly, impressive are the dramatic changes of the landscape, where the steep gorges change to quiet slopes and vertical cliffs of overgrown forests. In the park live the brown bear, wolf, otter and many smaller carnivores and rodents, and have recorded significant populations of deer and wild boar. Rich is the avifauna of the area with different types of prey and many small woodland birds.