Neotinea tridentata

Neotinea tridentata favours grassy places, woodland, scrub and maquis of subalpine and alpine meadows of the National Park of Pindus as well as the broader Zagori region

Neotinea tridentata (three-toothed orchid) is a species of orchid found in Greece among other southern European countries. This orchid favours grassy places, woodland, scrub and maquis of sub-alpine and alpine meadows of the National Park of Pindus as well as the broader Zagori region…

Orchis ustulata

Orhis ustulata is relatively rare in Greece and only grows in northern mountains, such as Tymfi in Epirus

Orhis ustulata or Neotinea ustulata (burnt-tip orchid) is a European terrestrial orchid native to mountains in central and southern Europe, growing at up to 2,400 m (7,900 ft) elevation. It has erect stems carrying 2 to 3, basal in a rosette, oblong, unmarked leaves…

Ramonda serbica

Ramonda serbica grows in shady crevices of calcareous rocks in altitudes of 400–1500 m on the mountains of Mitsikeli and Tymfi (Timfi), Zagori, Epirus, Greece

Ramonda serbica, commonly known as Serbian phoenix flower, is a species in the Gesneriaceae family. It is one of the few European representatives of this falmily, found in Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, FYROM and Serbia. The flower was discovered by Serbian botanist Josif Pančić in 1874…

Morchella deliciosa

Morchella deliciosa, Zagori, Greece

Morchella deliciosa is a species of edible fungus in the family Morchellaceae. It is a widespread species that is characterized by having white ridges, at least when young. They are found growing in the mountain of Mitsikeli, in the Zagori region in Epirus, under fir…

Morchella esculenta

Morchella esculenta, Zagorochoria, Greece

Morchella esculenta, (commonly known as common morel, morel, yellow morel, true morel, morel mushroom, and sponge morel) is a species of fungus in the Morchellaceae family of the Ascomycota. It is one of the most readily recognized of all the edible mushrooms and highly…

Cichorium intybus – Asteraceae

Cichorium intybus - Asteraceae - Zagori, Greece

Greek: αγριοράδικο, πικροράδικο, πικραλίδα Cichorium intybus, is a somewhat woody, perennial herbaceous plant usually with bright blue flowers, rarely white or pink. Cichorium intybus has a long tradition of use globally. Historically, chicory was grown by the ancient Egyptians as a medicinal plant, coffee…

Anacamptis picta

Anacamptis picta

Anacamptis picta or Anacamptis morio subsp. picta, a Mediterranean subspecies of Anacamptis morio, can be found in the National park of Pindus, in short, poor grasslands, meadows, alpine pastures and forest fringes at elevations up to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial…

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…

Spring in Pindus National park

The following photographs were taken in mid April 2014 during a walk in the woods of Zagori. It is a small sample of the vast variety of wild flowers, among other rich flora of the National Park of Pindus, that abound in the area during…