More snow in Zagori

Tsouka rossa peak above Brysochori village in Zagori, Greece

Some more pictures with the snow covered landscape in the Zagori region. The above peak is Tsouka Rossa above the villages of Heliochori & Brysochori.

At last … snow

After heavy thunderstorms, floods, extremely low temperatures, snow is welcome in the region of Zagori. The photograph is of the plain of Soudena in central Zagori, close to the villages of Elafotopos, Ano Pedina and Kato Pedina

After heavy thunderstorms, floods, extremely low temperatures, snow is welcome in the region of Zagori. The photograph is of the plain of Soudena in central Zagori, close to the villages of Elafotopos, Ano Pedina and Kato Pedina.

Crocus olivieri

Crocus olivieri wild flowers in the Zagori region Greece

Crocus olivieri is a fall wild flower in the area of Zagori of the genus Crocus (family Iridaceae).

Truffle hunting in Zagori

Truffle hunting in Zagori Greece

The day started with fog and drizzle but turned out to a be dry one with beautiful autumn colours and clouds. After talking to Katerina over the phone the meeting was set for eastern Zagori where Christos and the three hunting dogs were waiting…

Craterellus cornucopioides

Craterellus cornucopioides, or horn of plenty, is an edible mushroom. It can also be known as the black chanterelle, black trumpet, trompette de la mort (French) or trumpet of the dead. One the many autumn mushrooms in the Zagori region in Greece

Craterellus cornucopioides, or horn of plenty, is an edible mushroom. It can also be known as the black chanterelle, black trumpet, trompette de la mort (French) or trumpet of the dead. The Cornucopia, in Greek mythology, referred to the magnificent horn of the nymph…

Autumn in Zagori

Autumn in Zagori Greece

Autumn in Zagori in a few pictures …

Natural beauties of Greece

Holy Monastery of Iviron or Iveron, an Eastern Orthodox monastery at the monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece

Greece is a very diverse land full of surprises. Most of Greece consists of mountains, making our country one of the most mountainous in Europe. Mount Olympus, the mythical abode of the Greek Gods, culminates at Mytikas peak 2,917 m (9,570 ft), the highest in…

Amanita caesarea

Fresh Amanita Caesarea in a forest in the Zagori area in Ioannina

Amanita caesarea, commonly known in English as Caesar’s mushroom, is a highly regarded edible mushroom in the genus Amanita, native to Zagori, Greece. This mushroom was a favorite of early rulers of the Roman Empire hence it’s name Caesarea. It was known to and valued…

Autumn mushrooms

Autumn mushrooms, boletus aereus and amanita caesarea, in Zagori

Autumn is the best time to go hunting for mushrooms. The past few weeks were quite rainy for the season so when the temperature rose a bit and the sun shone the magic world of the fungi made it’s glorious appearance in the forests…

Perama cave, Ioannina

Perama cave, Ioannina

Perama cave, one of the most important caves in the world, belongs to the horizontal caves according to its morphology – geometric structure with a length of about 1 km and was created 1.500.000 years ago in the interior of Goritsa hill, exactly above the village…