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…

Kanela and Garyfallo Restaurant

Kanela and Garyfallo, a unique restaurant with cozy, romantic atmosphere specializing in Gourmet Mushrooms (more than 20different wild mushrooms) in Zagori, Epirus, Greece

Kanela and Garyfallo Restaurant, a mushroom heaven in Vitsa village Central Zagori A gastronomic stop in Vitsa village in Central Zagori, Epirus, where you can taste dishes made from at least 20 different type of wild locally collected mushrooms but also home grown ones….

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…

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…

Lithos restaurant in central Zagori

Lithos restaurant in Central Zagori, Epirus, Greece

Lithos is a restaurant in central Zagori with an excellent view to the mountains of Pindus. It is located in the most beautiful village of the region Dilofo, close to the villages of Bitsa, Monodendri, Kipoi, Pedina. Following are some comments from happy visitors in…

10 Best Value Destinations From Around the World

Megalo Papigo is among the Best Value Destinations. Megalo Papigo is suspended in the highest peaks of Mount Tymfi in the region of Zagoria on mainland Greece. The journey is not for the faint-hearted: after crossing the Voidomatis River bridge, cars must ascend up…

Restoring an old wood stove

NORMA 20th century cast iron wood stoves, Greece

The stove was discovered in 2009 on the island of Tenos in the Cyclades in the garbage where it’s second owner disposed of it. It was originally bought and used by it’s first owner in Konitsa, Epirus, who moved it to Athens in the mid-1950s to his shop in the…

Cleaning the kilims in a fulling mill

Kilim drying after being through a fulling mill for cleaning in the Zagori region, Pindus, Greece

Every year when the weather gets warmer and the rain stops, sort of that is, we take the kilims to the “fulling mill” to get them cleaned and revived. There are a couple in Kalpaki town, only a few kilometres from Central Zagori in…

Thucydides Guest House

THUCYDIDES (THOUKIDIDIS) GUEST HOUSE, KAPESOVO, ZAGORI, IOANNINA

Set in the village of Kapesovo in the Zagori region pf the National Park of Pindus, this 1875 renovated mansion offers charming accommodation with mountain views. It features a traditional restaurant and a warmly decorated lounge with a traditional fireplace. Thucydides (Thoukididis) rooms feature…