Today’s colour in Zagori is red!

Today's colour in Zagori is red!

It is the beginning of October and foliage is on it’s way. Some hints are these red forest fruit and leaves. Crabapples   Rosa canina or dog roses   Crataegus or Howthorn Unknown (to me) red wild mushroom

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…

Boletus portraits

Boletus portraits, Zagori, Greece

Autumn is the best season for hunting and taking photos of boletus mushrooms in the National Park of Pindus around Zagori. They come in different shapes, colours and sizes and no two are the same…

The art of stonemasonry in another dimension

Τhe art of stonemasonry in a another dimension

ABOUT THE ARTIST Andreas Tefos was born in a family of stonemasons in Konitsa, a border town of northern Greece, that is renowned throughout the country for it’s masons. He worked every summer since he was 13 along with his father and fellow stonemasons and…

Summer visitor! A bat at the front door

Summer visitor, a bat in Zagori, Greece

Early morning opera …

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…

A yellow crocus flavus heralds early spring in Zagori

Crocus flavus or simply yellow crocus is a species of the Crocus genus belonging to the Iridaceae family. It grows wild on the slopes of Zagori, among other areas in Greece

Crocus flavus or simply yellow crocus is a species of the Crocus genus belonging to the Iridaceae family. It grows wild on the slopes of Zagori, as well as other areas in Greece and the Balkans, and has fragrant bright orange-yellow flowers. It’s size varies between…