Stone forest in the Zagori region in Epirus, Greece

Stone forest and Oxia

An impressively developed karstic field at an altitude of 1,500 metres and finally the panoramic breathtaking view from Oxia to Vikos and Megas Lakos gorges.

Stone forest (Petrino dasos) is competing with the oak and maple forest. It’s an area of impressively developed karstic field at an altitude of 1,500 metres. Thin layers of Eocene limestone are carved by water and the wind, having as guides the cracks opened by the rectangular fault system.

Finally the panoramic view from Oxia to Vikos and Megas Lakkos Canyons. At this site limestones date back to 35 million years ago and at the base of the Canyons limestones date back to 160 million years ago. A gigantic slash ran deep into the limestones which rise up perpendicularly as if they were about to lean.

Rock trees at the Stone forest (Petrino dasos) which is competing with the oak and maple forest. The stone forest is an area of impressively developed karstic field at an altitude of 1,500 metres. Thin layers of Eocene limestone are carved by water and the wind, having as guides the cracks opened by the rectangular fault system Thin layers of Eocene limestone are carved by water and the wind, having as guides the cracks opened by the rectangular fault system in the stone forest near Oxia viewpoint and Monodendri and Vitsa villages in Zagori

The stone forest and Oxia viewpoint are the main attractions in this geo-trekking route in the Zagori region

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