Vikos–Aoos National Forest & Geopark

Voidomatis river running through the Gorge of Vikos in the National Park of Vikos-Aoos in Greece

Vikos–Aoös National Park (Greek: Εθνικός Δρυμός Βίκου–Αώου Ethnikós Drymós Víkou–Aóou) is a national park in the region of Epirus in northwestern Greece and one of four Greek UNESCO Geoparks. It became a member of the European and Global Geopark Networks in 2010. The park, founded…

Snow in Zagori, quite a lot actually!

Snow in Zagori - Greece, January 2019

In less than 10 hours more than 70cm of snow accumulated in Zagori covering everything from houses, bridges, roads, trees! Further more, temperatures dropped to -15°C …

Alexander the Great!

Some amazing images of Zagori and the National Park of Vikos-Aoos and the UNESCO Geopark from photographer Alexandros Malapetsas

Some amazing images from the eyes of photographer Alexandros Malapetsas who just arrived in the area full of inspiration as can be seen in the following photos!



“ASTRA” guesthouse is nested in the magical nature of Papigo; a small oasis of comfort and hospitality, it combines traditional architecture with modern style in total harmony with its natural setting. The earth tones and pastels that prevail in the rooms and the romantic…

Hotel Apeiros Chora

Apeiros Chora Hotel | Zagori Region, Epirus, Greece

Seven rooms for your accommodation, each in a different colour depending on your… mood, a winter living room, a summer room, a wine bar, a TV and game room, a hamam and jacuzzi for your relaxation, are all there to enhance your experience of Greek…

Snow covers Zagori

These photographs were taken during the morning of January the 11th, 2017.

Winter pastel colours in Zagori

Winter pastel colours in Zagori

Just before sunset, with the temperature around -2°C and dropping rapidly, the colours on Mt. Tymphe and the sky presented a spectacular view! P.S. No photoshop done on image!

The owl has landed …

First day with the wood stove lit as the temperature drops to usual autumn levels …

Today’s colour in Zagori is red!

Today's colour in Zagori is red!

It is the beginning of October and foliage is on it’s way. Some hints are these red forest fruit and leaves. Crabapples   Rosa canina or dog roses   Crataegus or Howthorn Unknown (to me) red wild mushroom

About wild mushrooms. A gathering at Anemi Guesthouse in Kato Pedina

About wild mushrooms. A gathering at Anemi Guesthouse in Kato Pedina

A beautiful day at Anemi Cottage Inn dedicated to wild mushrooms with mushroom expert, among other… tasty things, Basilis Paparounas. Everything from collecting, drying, storing and cooking wild mushrooms was discussed. After the discussion, various dishes such as wild mushroom pies, tzatziki with amanita caesarea, pasta with assorted…