Mammut borsoni tusks at the Natural History Museum of Milea, Grevena

Mammut borsoni tasks at the Natural History Museum of Milea, Grevena

In 1997 Athanasios Delivos, a local of the village Milea in Grevena Western Macedonia, accidentally discovered a pair of tusks 4,39m long after a heavy rainfall. Following the discovery a team of archaeologists from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki led by Dr. Evaggelia Tsoukala started excavations on…

Crossing Vikos gorge on a sunny spring day!

Crossing Vikos gorge on a sunny spring day!

With Georgia (geozagori.gr) as our expert guide in Vikos-Aoos Geopark, the crossing of the gorge was more than a walk. It was a trip back to time! Quite back actually, when ice ruled the area! Some literature regarding the Geopark (source: European Geoparks Network): Vikos- Aoos…

Traditional Café in Elafotopos, Zagori – “ΚΑΦΕΝΕΙΟΝ ΣΥΝΑΝΤΗΣΙΣ”

Traditional Café in Elafotopos, Zagori - "Καφενείον Συνάντησις"

A really small traditional Café, or else kafeneion as cafes are called in Greece, that had been eluding my radar for quite a while, that has little to offer in terms of goods but a lot in terms of “experience”. Greek coffee, tsipouro, boiled cauliflower…

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,…

The photographic eye of Ruth De Ruwe

Ruth is a photographer that lives and works on the island of Texel in the Netherlands. An island with a population of 13,641 in the province of North Holland which is her greatest inspiration. Her second, a very close second, inspiration, is none other than the Zagori region which she frequently visits to take photogrpahs of the area and stay at her friend's Ritas Hotel Porfyron in Ano Pedina

Ruth is a photographer that lives and works on the island of Texel in the Netherlands. An island with a population of 13,641 in the province of North Holland which is her greatest inspiration. Her second, a very close second, inspiration, is none other than the Zagori…

… And gathering swallows twitter in the skies

The swallows gathered this morning outside my window in Zagori in anticipation of their southbound trip towards their warmer second home

How beautiful the season is now—How fine the air. A temperate sharpness about it. Really, without joking, chaste weather—Dian skies—I never liked stubble-fields so much as now—Aye better than the chilly green of the spring. Somehow, a stubble-field looks warm—in the same way that…

Vine harvesting in Zitsa, Ioannina

Vine harvesting in Zitsa, Ioannina

Only 35′ away from Central Zagori is the wine zone of Zitsa where it is almost vine harvesting time and the area has a couple of very interesting Vineyards: Domain Glinavos & Zoinos Winery. They are both open to visitors but please call them for…

ZAGORI … NOT IN CRISIS

ARCHITECTURE, TRADITION, FAUNA, FLORA, VIKOS GORGE, AOOS RIVER, ASTRAKA PEAK, PINDOS, FOOD, WINE, TREKKING, RAFTING... NOT IN CRISIS

Zagori, Greece What’s not in crisis in a few photographs … Friendly piece of advice … do not watch TV, reality is far better than portrayed. Come to Zagori and we can discuss it in person or even better, NOT!   Hiking, rafting and relaxing in…

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Hotel Papaevangelou, Papigo, Zagorochoria, Greece

אביב אברמוביץ’, עורך תוכן וידיאו בוואלה! חדשות travel.walla.co.il מה עולה לכם בראש כשאתם שומעים את המילה “יוון”? אם התשובה היא שמש, חופים לוהטים וצלחות שבורות בטברנה – אתם כנראה לא לבד. אלא שיוון, כפי שלמדתי על בשרי לאחרונה, היא הרבה מעבר לחופשת “הכול כלול”…

The triune church of St. George in Negades village in Zagori, Epirus

The church of St. George in Negades of Epirus and the work of painters from Kapesovo Iοannis and Anastasios Anagnοstis

Agios Georgios or St. George in Negades village, is an excellent sample of ecclesiastical architecture. This imposing triune Church is one of the most impressive churches in Zagori and Epirus in general. It was completed in 1795 by the benefactor merchant Hatzimanthos Ginou. It has a…