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…

Recipe for traditional Greek sourdough bread

Recipe for traditional Greek sourdough bread

A well “fermented” recipe by Marina S. (To read the recipe in Greek click here) The sourdough starter Ingredients 1 cup flour ¾ of a cup bottled water (tap water contains chlorine which kills the fungus) Some olive oil for preservation in the refrigerator Process time…

Outdoor cinema in Kato Pedina, Zagori

Outdoor cinema under the starry nights of Zagori at the Mesochori (aka the square of Kato Pedina village). Cold beers, souvlaki and three very interesting movies to choose from!

Outdoor cinema under the starry nights of Zagori at the Mesochori (aka the square of Kato Pedina village). Cold beers, souvlaki and three very interesting movies to choose from! PROGRAM 09/08 – “12”, Nikita Mikhalkov 10/08 – “Frozen River”, Courtney Hunt 11/08 – “Απ’ τα…

About the Zagorohoria by Lonely planet

The Zagorohoria’s 46 traditional stone-and-slate villages, tucked into the Pindos range, offer atmospheric accommodation, crisp alpine air, sublime views and myriad local legends. Once connected only by mountain paths and stone bridges, they’re now connected by paved roads, some of which enjoy spectacular twists…

Forget the Greek islands, head north instead as Lonely Planet suggests!

Forget the Greek islands as Lonely Planet suggests in this article and explore Greece’s vast north. It is unmatched for geographical, cultural and even culinary diversity. Here, great stretches of mountains, lakes, forest and coastline remain to be discovered. With terrain stretching from the azure Ionian…

Artisan cheese making in Anemi guesthouse, Zagori, Greece

Artisan cheese making in Anemi guesthouse, Zagori, Greece

On Sunday April 5th, the Agrotouristic Guesthouse Anemi in Kato Pedina Zagori, organized an artisan cheese making happening in their restaurant – jazz café. The cheese making techniques were presented by the skilled chef and amateur cheese maker Basilis Paparounas with a long tradition in…

Porfyron Hotel in Ano Pedina

A romantic boutique hotel in the picturesque village of Ano Pedina, located at 1000 metres altitude in the northwest of Greece: Zagori

A romantic boutique hotel located at 1000 metres altitude in the northwest region of Greece, Zagori, in the picturesque village of Ano Pedina. Ano Pedina is a village, one of the 46 stone built villages in Zagorochoria or Zagoria villages in the province of Epirus,…

Kafeneio Mesochori at the square

"Kafeneio" or "Vaggelio", as we call it around here, is a very cute cafe - tavern at the square (πλατεία in Greek) in Kato Pedina village that has established itself through the years as the local hangout in Central Zagori

“Kafeneio Mesochori” or “Vaggelio” as we call it around here, is a very cute cafe – tavern at the square (“πλατεία” in Greek) in Kato Pedina village that has established itself through the years as the local hangout in Central Zagori. Rain or shine,…

Anemi Guesthouse Agrotourism

Anemi Guesthouse Agrotourism is a renovated old cottage, and farm, with 7 guest rooms for your accommodation and a jazz restaurant-bar overlooking the highlands of Pedina [or Soudena as it is locally referred to] in the Zagorochoria. A region with immense natural beauty and unique stone built…

A CNN article about winter in Greece

Hotel Papaevangelou, Papigo, Zagorochoria, Greece

Not just for summer: 6 reasons to head to Greece in winter according to a CNN article on winter destinations in Greece Greece is so closely linked to summer vacations that it rarely features in winter escape plans. That’s a shame, because while it rules…