The name Zagoria or Zagorohoria derives from the Slavic intent "Za" that means behind and the accusative of the noun "gora" that means mountain. So that name means "area behind the mountain". It is a translation of the ancient name of region, «Paroraia», meaning «behind the mountain», from Slavic tribes who fell in the 6th century.Zagorohoria constitute a unique residential, historical and cultural
AMI organizes Domestic Tournament Bridge in Zagoria and Open Pairs 1-6TSEPELOVO, 27 to 29 NovemberFriday 27/11: 21.00 Saturday 28/11: 19.00 Sunday 29/11: 11.00 Race Directors: Nicolas Papachatzis George MestheneasPARTICIPATION FEES: 35 €, young conscripts and 17,5 €The matches will be held in the rooms of Hotel Arches, til.2653 081 008General information: Basil Donos 6945 597451 Entries: Takis
Cultural Theatre Monodéndrion IoanninaThe Cultural Theatre in Monodéndrion Ioannina is an institution now for all central Zagori. A place where the events take Zagoria life and revive the treasure of the younger generation of Greeks, the Greek Culture !!It was built recently and the view of predisposes to attend events but very ancient tragedies with the modern view of younger directors.
The monastery of Agia Paraskevi is located in Monodendri Village. Literally on the edge!From the village Monodendri central square and passing from the central square all straight away (have to park before arriving), you will be leaded to a stone alley constantly continuing straight to the heart of the Vikos Gorge, where lies the stone church of Agia Paraskevi.Arriving there you will feel awe
The bridge Plakida Kalogairiko or on the way to the Gardens, a village of central Zagori.Perhaps the most beautiful stone bridges in Greece!The first image will overwhelm you, and we will make you stop your car and reach it on foot to get photos.
To visit Drakolimni or Dragons lake you should follow the path to the shelter Astraka. The start of the route starts from the Small Papigkon which is placed at an altitude of 990 meters.Through a well developed trail will pass by the fountain Avragonia, Antalki tap, tap and tap Trafo cock.The journey takes about 3 hours and the most abundant water and shorter and relaxing way to get Ombudsman retreat
If you ask any Greek to name five beautiful gorges of Greece and the first response will be "The Vikos."* This quick name recognition may be because the bear and wild boar protected in the Vikos Aoos National Park wander out occasionally to feast on farm animals and get on the nightly TV News. The Vikos Gorge also borders popular Greek ski areas and area hotels are full during snow season.But for hikers,
Vitsa is a traditional village in the centre of Zagori, close to Ioannina just 39 Klm.The houses and the churches , which are built according to the traditional architecture of the area are connected by uphill cobbled paths.
Village Kipi or Mbagia in Zagori / Zagorochoria is abstains just 38 km from Ioannina city."Mpagia" is a Slavic word and means "bath". The village was called like that due to the impressive nature and the natural "pools" featured by the rivers around it.Mpagia or Kipi is the only village that is built amphitheatrically in a slope.So the travaller can admire all the region just with a glance.
Monodendri is one of the most beautiful villages of Zagori, built 1060 metres above the sea level, 39 km from Ioannina.It was named after a very big fir-tree which was situated there until 1840.Until 1753 it was a settlement which consisted of three quarters (Vitsa, Ano Mahalas, Agios Georgios).Nowadays, Monodendri is an attraction pole for all the visitors from Greece or abroad the whole year round.
Papigo is one of the 46 villages of the residential, cultural and historical unity of Zagoria.The particular layout, lush vegetation of the region and the unique wilderness of the landscape attract many visitors from Greece and abroad, all year round. Divided into two "neighborhoods", the Big and Small, which is built at the foot of Astraka beneath imposing towers and fabulous Drakolimni, Papigo has
Dikorfo or Dikorifo (older name: Tzontila) is one of the most picturesque villages of central Zagori in the prefecture of Ioannina. It is built on the north side of Mount Mitsikeli in a lush forest of beech, fir, oak and hazel.The mansions and murals, stone paths, traditional fountains with tap water, combined with the wild vegetation, is a typical example of Zagori village, well worth the visit
Ano Pedina (Over Soudena) is one of the oldest Zagorohoria hotels. It is located 35 kilometers north of Ioannina City and at an altitude of 900 meters. The name probably Soudena is Slavic and means "cool place", possibly because the cold airstreams coming from the five hills' slope to the village Ano Pedina that is allocated among the hills.The first historical reference to the village is the Chrysovolo
Kapesovo is a village in Zagoria, belongs to the Municipality Timfi. It is 43 kilometers from Ioannina.The village is a short distance from the Vikos Gorge, where some parts of the village, the view is panoramic. Noteworthy is the stone path that connects Kapesovo with neighboring Vradeto (ladder Vradetos).
Tsepelovo is the biggest of Zagorochoria villages. It is located 36 klm from Ioannina city.It is build on an altitude 1140 meters.Tsepelovo is a traditional village, known since the 16th century.In 1868 it was the capital of the Turkish authorities Zagoriou. The village is immersed in the mountain surrounded by forest.