Vikos Gorge

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Spectacular view of Vikos Gorge with the monastery of Ag. Paraskevi visible.
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Another view of Vikos Gorge. I could not stop taking phots of this amazing landscape.
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On the way to Ag. Paraskevi monastery in Monodendri.
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Another view of Vikos Gorge. We arrived there early in the morning when the low clouds created an amazing view of the rocky mountains.
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Clouds and rocks made for a splendit interplay between the permanent and the ephemeral.
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The monastery of Ag. Paraskevi near Monodendri is an excellent place to be in order to see Vikos Gorge from above.
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The stone work of Ag. Paraskevi monastery is just as beautiful as the natural rocks that surround it.
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Entering the monastery of Ag. Paraskevi in Monodendri, Epirus, Greece.
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Ag. Paraskevi monastery.
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The monastery of Ag. Paraskevi.
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Hand-pained icons put out to dry in the monastery of Ag. Paraskevi.
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Orthodox chapel interior
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Once through the monastery of Ag. Paraskevi, there is pathway that leads to the most spectacular views of Vikos.
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The canyon through the lush tree foiage.
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The river passes through the rocky passage and defines it through time.
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Another spectacular view of Vikos with the river.
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This little gog seemed to be at home in the landscape behind the monastery of Ag. Paraskevi, in Monodendri. What a place to live a dog's life!
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Yet another dramatic view of Vikos gorge and the surrounding mountains.
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Following the path behind Ag. Paraskevi monastery you will come upone a precarious path cut out of the sheer cliff. It leads to the caves the hemits used to occupy centuries ago. My daughter Alexandra on the lower left provides a good measurement of the proportions.
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Vikos Gorge . View from the path to the Hermit's caves.
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Hermit's cave near the monastery of Ag. Paraskevi in Monodendri, Epiros - Above Vikos Gorge.
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Vikos Gorge
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Vikos Gorge
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The typical slate roof of Zagorohoria covers the monastery of Ag. Paraskevi above Vikos Gorge, in Monodendri.
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Photo of Ag. Paraskevi monasery and Vikos Gorge. It's a beautiful landscape when the man-made can match the natural in beauty.
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Vikos river cuts through Vikos gorge with grace.
 
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