Stala, a drop of beer

In the small space of the brewery three young people, Zoe, Thanassis and Alexandros, are producing three fresh, unpasteurized and double fermented Ales: Pale Ale, Strong Ale and ROUSA the Irish red Ale.

A visit to Epirus Brewery, an artisan beer brewery in Rodotopi village close to Ioannina city and less than 25′ from Zagori. The name of the company is “Stala”, meaning “a drop”, but what a drop! In the small space of the brewery three…

Hotel Apeiros Chora

Apeiros Chora Hotel | Zagori Region, Epirus, Greece

Seven rooms for your accommodation, each in a different colour depending on your… mood, a winter living room, a summer room, a wine bar, a TV and game room, a hamam and jacuzzi for your relaxation, are all there to enhance your experience of Greek…

Skaros, a traditional Greek folklore song from Epirus that is a hymn to nature

The song “Skaros” is one the few examples in Greek folklore music where through mimicking the sounds of nature, the “soul” of the Epirotic pastoral landscape is condensed and reconstituted through this unique and exemplary music. What “Skaros” song describes so eloquently and emotionally is…

Basiles Ketas Winery in Lampsista

Basiles Ketas Winery in Lampsista

Certified Biological wines from Zitsa area A visit to the winery of Basiles Ketas in Lampsista, 15′ away from central Zagori, right after the harvesting of the wine grapes from his vineyards in Zitsa. Stay posted, more about this winery soon!

About wild mushrooms. A gathering at Anemi Guesthouse in Kato Pedina

About wild mushrooms. A gathering at Anemi Guesthouse in Kato Pedina

A beautiful day at Anemi Cottage Inn dedicated to wild mushrooms with mushroom expert, among other… tasty things, Basilis Paparounas. Everything from collecting, drying, storing and cooking wild mushrooms was discussed. After the discussion, various dishes such as wild mushroom pies, tzatziki with amanita caesarea, pasta with assorted…

Rokka, agrotourism in the Zagori

Rokka, agrotourism in the Zagori

Rokka is an agrotourism guesthouse in Elafotopos village, Zagorochoria. It lays on Mt. Stouros at an altitude of 1.100m and has a commanding view of the valley of Soudena in central Zagori. The daily routine in Rokka includes the making of frumenty (trachana), cheese, fresh butter, yogurt,…

Two tsipouro distillations in one day!

Two tsipouro distillations in one day!

I. The learned version: empirical knowledge gathered from fathers & grandfathers mated to the modern theories The official government seal that grants permission to the owner of the still to distill tsipouro for a few precious days every year! Emptying the still from the remaining grapes…

Autumn colours

Autumn colours in Zagori

Autumn has arrived for good in Zagori and it is a matter of a few weeks before the foliage peaks. A walk through the woods rewarded us with colours but not only …

Honey processing by the beehouse in Tsepelovo

Honey processing by the beehouse in Tsepelovo, Zagori

Today we, the whole family that is, had an enlightening visit to the Beehouse in Tsepelovo village where Moses explained to us all steps involved in honey processing. The following pictures describe each step that the bee keeper follows in order to process the honey…

Trachana { Frumenty }

Traditional Trachana { Frumenty }, Zagori, Ioannina, Greece

Trahana is part of the culinary scene in the hoseholds of the Zagori region. It is a centurie’s old traditional food made every year by the women of the Zagori but also of Greece in general. Nowadays it can be readily found in the supermarkets…