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Voidomatis (also known as “Vikos River”) is a river in the prefecture of Ioannina, a tributary of Aoos. Its main springs are under the village of Vikos. On its way, it receives other water streams that form on the slopes of Tymphi or come from the Vikos Gorge and eventually contribute to Aoos near Konitsa. The river has a total length of 15 km. The name of Voidomatis originates from the Slavic words voda (= water) and mati (= source). Voidomatis is characterized as one of the cleanest rivers in Europe, as it does not have pollution problems. It crosses one of the most beautiful mountainous locations in Greece, which has been designated as a national park since 1973, and the Vikos Gorge, which is a monument of natural beauty. Along Voidomatis are some of the most beautiful monotonous, Epirus bridges. The most famous is the bridge of Kleidonia, located at the exit of the gorge of Vikos. Voidomatis is a suitable river for various river sports such as canoeing and rafting. The most common and easiest route starts from the Aristis bridge (located on the road between Aristi and Papigo) and ends at the bridge of Kleidonia, which is the end of Vikos gorge. The water temperature of the river is very low even in the summer months.

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