Voidomatis River Explore Greece
With crystal clear waters even in August, Voidomatis is considered one of the cleanest rivers in Europe.
Famous for photographs of its verdant waters, unforgettable to travelers who have found themselves on its shores and a source of life for a rare ecosystem, it is the heart of the Vikos-Aoos National Forest.
Equally known as the “river of Vikos”, it is a tributary of Aoos and has a total length of 25 kilometers.
Its name etymologically has nothing to do with the ox’s eye but comes from the Slavic words voda meaning water and mati meaning spring.
The waters are crystal clear and clear, while they have a constant temperature of 4 degrees Celsius, which is why it is considered one of the coldest rivers in Greece.
Throughout its route, Voidomatis is surrounded by lush vegetation and dense forests, while the intense blue-green of its waters is its most important feature.
But that point of Voidomatis that stands out for its beauty is its springs.
They are located just below the village of Vikos in central Zagori and are one of the most beautiful spots that one will encounter while crossing the gorge.
Under the characteristically bulging rock with the strange name “Agastromeni” springs up from the ground crystal clear, drinkable water.
Next to it is the picturesque chapel of the Monastery of Panagia tou Vikos, which was built in 1783.
The river and the surrounding ecosystem is located within the Vikos-Aoos National Park, being one of its most important ecosystems.
Especially the part that starts from the springs and ends at the bridge of Aristi, is one of the most isolated areas of the country, where many animals and plants find a safe haven.
Our country never ceases to amaze us with its beauty.