Zagori
Zagori
Zagori
Zagori
Zagori
Zagori
  

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Zagori

Zagori located in Epirus, in Ioannina prefecture, a part of B. Pindos Mountains, particularly in mountain range of Tymfi, Mitsikeli and lyngos. The name Zagori derives from the Slavic name of Za-gora region meaning behind the mountain and came when the 6th century Slavic tribes descended on it. Zagori consists of 46 villages and is divided geographically into Eastern, Central and Western.

Zagorohoria as it is well known also with this identity have a special architecture, cultural and historical heritage that is still preserved today, and this is due to the privileges of autonomy and self-government during the Ottoman period.

It is also noteworthy that the Zagoria villages have a uniformity in their structure, since all villages have a single main square where there is a large tree, which was the limit for the separation of the village neighborhoods (neighborhoods) . Zagori specificity are not only villages, but also the unique natural beauty of the area. The rich flora and fauna, and geological formations that are in it, make it unique. For this and in 1973 was founded the National Park of Vikos - Aoos in order to protect wildlife.

Notably Zagori holds a special place in the history of medicinal plants, as the first practical doctors, called Vikogiatroi started from Zagori and used the rich flora Zagoria for therapeutic purposes.

The villages of Zagori is the most popular destination for winter holidays Epirus. All villages have retained their traditional character, with stone buildings, cobbled streets and covered with black roofing plate.

The old stone bridges preserved in very good condition until today, old mansions, traditional watermills and the unspoiled natural scenery, really create the feeling of being in Zagori time has stopped.

The first of the villages encountered by the traveler, the Asprangeloi, just 30 km. From the city of Ioannina at an altitude of 990 m. The settlement dates back to 1380 having the Slavic name Dovras (= good) in contemporary texts. The village was a rich village in the 19th century. Wealthy benefactors built schools, buildings and churches such as the Church of St. Nicholas (1778) as one of the largest churches in Zagori. There is also a cultural center, a library, a shooting range, hostels and hang gliding base.

You can visit:

  • The famous Vikos Gorge
  • The Monastery of Agia Paraskevi in ​​Monodendri
  • The Monastery of Panagia in Asprageli
  • The unique stone bridges
  • The prehistoric settlement of Molossos in Vitsa
  • The ladder Vradetou
  • The Voidomatis from the point of the ladder of Papigo
  • The fonts in Papigo
  • The Drakolimni Astraka
  • The waterfalls in Iliochori

Meliteion hotel is always at your disposal to inform you about local attractions and for the excursions and tours that you can do it.

The villages of Zagori is the most popular destination for winter holidays Epirus. All villages have retained their traditional character, with stone buildings, cobbled streets and covered with black roofing plate.

The old stone bridges preserved in very good condition until today, old mansions, traditional watermills and the unspoiled natural scenery, really create the feeling of being in Zagori time has stopped.

The first of the villages encountered by the traveler, the Asprangeloi, just 30 km. From the city of Ioannina at an altitude of 990 m. The settlement dates back to 1380 having the Slavic name Dovras (= good) in contemporary texts. The village was a rich village in the 19th century. Wealthy benefactors built schools, buildings and churches such as the Church of St. Nicholas (1778) as one of the largest churches in Zagori. There is also a cultural center, a library, a shooting range, hostels and hang gliding base.