Mountaineering ski in Timfi, Pindus, Greece

Tsouka rossa peak above Brysochori village in Zagori, Greece

timfi dressed in white ski touring # Two days of mountaineering ski in the heart of Tymfi mountain in Epirus, Greece. The event is organized by the fifth element * and will take place on the 4 and 5th of April 2015. 4/5th april 2015 Saturday 8:30am…

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,…

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…

Egyptian vulture

The Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) is the smallest of the four species of European vultures. Its small size (wingspan of 180 cm (5.9 ft.) and body length of 60 cm (2.2 ft.)) have lead to its other Bulgarian name: ‘lesser vulture’. The adults have white plumage with black flight feathers and featherless yellow-orange face. The crest of white, pointed feathers gives the bird its typical appearance. The tail is white and wedge-shaped. The young are dark brown with light feather tips. As they mature the dark juvenile feathers are gradually replaced with the typical white of the adults. The bird reaches adult plumage in its fifth or sixth year. In flight it can be mistaken for a white stork. The differences are the wedge-shaped tail and the short legs and neck.

Egyptian vulture or “Asproparis” [Ασπροπάρης in Greek], an almost extinct wild species in the region of Zagori and the National Park of Vikos-Aoos in Greece. The Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) is the smallest of the four species of European vultures. Its small size (wingspan of…

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…

Zagori, a candidate for UNESCO’s World Heritage list

The Greek Culture Ministry announced that it intends to officially sponsor the traditional villages of the Zagori (Zagorochoria) district in Epirus, northwestern Greece, as a Greek “cultural landscape” to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. For the last two years, the “Zagorochoria…

It is the season for tsipouro in Zagoria

Making tsipouro the traditional way in Zagori, Epirus, Greece, with good friends, music, grilled sheep and homemade cheese

Making tsipouro in Zagori using the traditional method of steam distillation, with the company of good friends, traditional Epirotic music (local music from Epirus), … grilled sheep and homemade cheese. Tsipouro (Greek: τσίπουρο), a pomace brandy from Greece that comes in two types: pure and…

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…

Traditional Zagori pies

Traditional pies in the Zagori region of Epirus, Greece

More than what meets the eye… the best traditional pies around the region of the Zagorochoria at “Takis” coffee stop in Aspraggeloi valley! On your way to central Zagori as you drive from Ioannina city and just before the village of Aspraggeloi on the…

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…