Voidomatis River is in the prefecture of Ioannina and is often referred to as the river of Vikos, because the sources are located near the village Vikos. Certainly Voidomatis, which is a tributary of Aoos, accept other streams in passing, such as those coming from the slopes of Tymfi or the gorge of Vikos. Voidomatis crosses the gorge of Vikos and then meets river Aoos in the valley of Konitsa and continue along to the Adriatic Sea. Throughout its length one can observe the rare flora and fauna that surrounds him. The route of the river is unique, as no doubt it crosses one of the most beautiful areas of Greece, the National Park of Vikos-Aoos, as well as Vikos Gorge. The name Voidomatis is of Slavic origin. The two components are voda which means water and mati which means source.
Noteworthy is that the river Voidomatis that has total length of 15 km., is one of the cleanest and most beautiful in Europe just because it is located entirely within the National Park of Vikos-Aoos. It is one of the few rivers that water is drinkable. Along the river you will encounter several stone bridges, of which stands out the Voidomatis bridge (or Kleidoniavistas) situated on the banks of Voidomatis River. This bridge is a common tourist destination, because from there begins one of the most beautiful trails passing along the river and cross the ravine. The river water has a constant temperature of 4C throughout the year, but many people do not hesitate to try a dip during the summer months. The river is ideal for various sports such as kayaking and rafting. The route chosen by most, mainly because of its convenience, is the one that starts from the bridge of Aristi and ends at Voidomatis Bridge (or Kleidoniavistas). The more active and the lovers of such sports can enjoy the scenery literally through the river. But those who will prefer walking along the banks certainly will not forget this trip of incredible natural beauty.
We want your comments, and your opinion.
We encourage visitors and connoisseurs of the region to submit their comments, assuming the role of tour guide.