Sep 28, 2010

Vikos Gorge, Epirus

I am posting this card because it was a request from a very dear friend! This card is rather old and has weird size [16cm x 13,5cm]. It shows the river Voidomatis and above [or should I say all around?] the Vikos Gorge in Epirus [Northwest Greece]. It is one of the most beautiful places in Greece and luckily it is not crowded with tourists, because of the high mountains and the bad roads.
I will go to Epirus on December, so I will return with more postcards!!

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, an altitude that ranges from 450 m to 1.600 m and a 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. This follows a somewhat arbitrary definition of a gorge that excludes deeper features such as Colca Canyon because of their greater width:depth ratio. [wikipedia]

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