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…

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…

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…

… 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…

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…

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…

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…