View to Vikos gorge from Monodendri viewpoint

Agia Paraskevi viewpoint to Vikos Gorge in Zagopri, Pindus National park

AGIA PARASKEVI MONASTERY VIEWPOINT From the terrace of the monastery, which has been appropriately designed, visitors can safely watch over the gorge. The monastery was founded at 1413–1414, consists of a small stone-built chapel, the oldest preserved in Zagori, and offers panoramic views to…

View to Vikos gorge from Oxia viewpoint

View of Vikos Gorge from Oxia view point

OXIA VIEWPOINT The view from certain points along the gorge is breathtaking. In “These Oxia” (Θέση Οξυά) there is a natural viewing platform over the deepest part of the gorge at Oxia. It is located about 3 km from the village of Monodendri in…

Old and rusty hinges, knockers, hoops

Old door knob from a door in an old stone house in the Zagori region

A careful walk on the traditional cobble paths of the Zagori villages in Northern Greece will reveal a variety of rusty metal details decorating the weather beaten wooden doors and windows of the old traditional stone houses. These details are interesting to notice as they…

Sheep milk, cheese & yoghurt, Greece

Homemade cheese from sheep milk, Greece

The Zagori region in the National Park of Vikos-Aoos in Greece, is a very rich land with high altitude grazing fields where sheep graze in the natural and rich environment of Zagorochoria. Sheep are usually kept in flocks in paddocks as well as in the…

Setting up the old loom

"Saita" handmade creations & loom – felt seminars | Greece

Lena Gerothanassis came to the Zagorochoria region in Epirus, Greece almost 13 years ago to do what she best does, beautiful handmade creations & loom – felt seminars. Through her contact with the older women of the villages of the region that she met, that…

Jazz hideout in Pindus Mt Greece

Anemi Bar Restaurant | Zagorochoria, Pindus Mt. Epirus, Greece

Hidden in the Zagorochoria area, a beautiful region full of traditional villages with stone houses and a vast nature with a huge variety of fauna and flora, at an altitude of 1000m in the mountain range of Pindus, is “Anemi”. A warm and inviting bar-restaurant that also…

Winter colours in Epirus, Greece

A leaf in a frozen creek in Zagorochoria region, Greece

Winter can be very harsh in these parts of Northern Greece, both for fauna and people. One thing is for sure though, no matter how tough the weather is the colours of nature are, as expected, spectacular… Pastel tones of light blue, azure, brown,…

Traditional loom-felt lessons in Greece

Learn to use a traditional loom to weave cloth. The basic purpose of any loom is to hold the warp threads under tension to facilitate the interweaving of the weft threads. Seminars in the Zagoria region in Greece

Handmade creations & Loom – felt seminars in Zagorochoria, Greece According to the Greek myths Athena and Arachne had a weaving contest. Arachne claimed to be a better weaver than Athena and thus infuriated her. Not only did she boast of her achievements but in…

The shrine of Dodona in Epirus

The shrine of Dodona was regarded as the oldest Hellenic oracle and is located in Epirus, Greece

Worth mentioning, even though not within the region but close to the two National Parks of Vikos-Aoos and Pindus, in Epirus, Northwestern Greece, lays Dodona (Doric Greek: Δωδώνᾱ, Dōdṓnā, Ionic and Attic Greek: Δωδώνη), which was an oracle devoted to a Mother Goddess identified…