Take a walk around the lake. The bigger a route you choose the more you will be lost with its incredible view.
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Built in the rock, it still maintains its religious atmosphere.
You do go through the gate and enter the castle…just like the old times. There are lots of corners to explore.
Stroll up to the shelter above the village of Pramanta.
One of the most famous routes is the one taking you to the Dragonlake.
Is there another pair of stairs with such an impressive view? Go up the stairs and you will see for yourself.
Take pictures in the largest single-arched bridge in Europe. You will of course do the same with all the bridges you will meet as they are pieces of art.
An old town inside the castle, where the well-preserved houses remind us of the Ottoman Occupation that does not date many years back, and a modern town around the lake with shopping centers, cafes and restaurants and a quite busy lifestyle.
Ioannina, capital and largest city of the prefecture, was established in the 6th century A.C by...
Sirrako and Kalarrites: we have already been there and want to go again.
There are only a few towns that managed to maintain their liveliness and develop although they are located between high mountains and away from city centres. Metsovo is one of them and this is evident visitor once you reach this town. The population is 3200 residents and most of them are young people.
It is located at an altitude of 1160...
Like in the other villages of the area, also in Kapesovo, that is located on a slope of mount Tymfi near Vikos gorge, the stone houses blend into the scenery offering us an incredible view. You will leave your car in the upper part of the village and make a stroll in the alleys of this amphitheatrically built village. One of the buildings that...
Visit as many villages in Zagorochoria as you can. Even the non touristic ones have something to offer.
What unexpected scenery and what a pleasant surprise for the summer days!
260 residents are more than enough for Tsepelovo to be the largest and livelier village of Zagorochoria. At an altitude of 1080 meters and 51 kilometers away from Ioannina, Tsepelovo offers us the combination of the stone manors with paved alleys and the evergreen surroundings of mount Tymfi. Most of the residents here are either sheep farmers...
On foot, by bike or by car above the lake and Ioannina.
With its peak reaching at an altitude of 2631 meters, Smolikas is the second highest mountain in Greece. It is situated close to Vasilitsa and Timfi (Gamila), while Grammos is further to the north.
The whole region is of great ecological significance and, thanks to limited human interference; it is home to rare species of flora and fauna.
Crystal clear waters can be found not only in beaches but also in rivers such as Voidomatis, which is one of the cleanest rivers in Europe. This particular river is so clean that you can even drink its water. Besides, its name in Slavic means “good water”.
Its springs can be found after a half an hour hiking trail on a stone paved alley that...
The 100-kilometers long Arachthos River is the 8th biggest river in Greece and is known since the ancient times. Back then it was named after the king of Argos, Inachos, who according to mythology, collected the waters in a river bed and created this river after the storm of Defkalionas.
This river starts from mount Lakmos in Northern Pindos...
Collect some herbs and take a lot of pictures in the gorge of Vikos.
Where the southern hillsides of Trapezitsa and Rodovouni meet the northwestern sides of mount Timfi, the astonishing gorge of Aoos River is formed.
In the area near the gorge there are lots of different types of forests: from river forests to beech and pine trees. Lots of smaller rivers and waterfalls fall from the cliffs towards the Aoos...
Although it is an artificial lake that was created to take advantage of the river’s power, it has now become an integral part of the scenery and is a biotope of vital importance. It is located at an altitude of 1300 meters which means that during the winter it is surrounded by snow while in summer and spring by innumerable flowers. In the lake...