… And gathering swallows twitter in the skies

The swallows gathered this morning outside my window in Zagori in anticipation of their southbound trip towards their warmer second home

How beautiful the season is now—How fine the air. A temperate sharpness about it. Really, without joking, chaste weather—Dian skies—I never liked stubble-fields so much as now—Aye better than the chilly green of the spring. Somehow, a stubble-field looks warm—in the same way that…

ZAGORI … NOT IN CRISIS

ARCHITECTURE, TRADITION, FAUNA, FLORA, VIKOS GORGE, AOOS RIVER, ASTRAKA PEAK, PINDOS, FOOD, WINE, TREKKING, RAFTING... NOT IN CRISIS

Zagori, Greece What’s not in crisis in a few photographs … Friendly piece of advice … do not watch TV, reality is far better than portrayed. Come to Zagori and we can discuss it in person or even better, NOT!   Hiking, rafting and relaxing in…

Horse riding in the National Park of Vikos-Aoos

Horse rides and treks for all ages and levels in one of Greece’s most beautiful environments, Papigo, one of 46 villages in the Zagori region, in the heart of the National Park of Northern Pindus. Enjoy the sunset as it paints the majestic cliff…

The triune church of St. George in Negades village in Zagori, Epirus

The church of St. George in Negades of Epirus and the work of painters from Kapesovo Iοannis and Anastasios Anagnοstis

Agios Georgios or St. George in Negades village, is an excellent sample of ecclesiastical architecture. This imposing triune Church is one of the most impressive churches in Zagori and Epirus in general. It was completed in 1795 by the benefactor merchant Hatzimanthos Ginou. It has a…

Photographs of Zagori and Vikos-Aoos National park by Costas Zissis

Costas Zissis is a Zagori born photographer who has been documenting the nature of the region for many decades. He knows the area like no other photographer!! Following are some of his photographs shot at different seasons of the year covering the whole region, from the…

Allium ursinum or wild garlic

Allium ursinum, also known as wild garlic or bear leek, is a wild relative of chives and is native to Zagori. The Latin name is due to the brown bear's taste for the bulbs and its habit of digging up the ground to get at them; they are also a favourite of wild boar

Wild garlic also known as ramsons or bear leek, is a wild relative of chives and is native to Zagori. The Latin name is due to the brown bear’s taste for the bulbs and its habit of digging up the ground to get at them;…

Explore the Geoheritage of Zagori with Georgia!

Bare karst in Mt. Tymfi. Explore the Geoheritage of Zagori with Georgia! Georgia offers a fresh and well educated approach to a very, very old (geo)heritage, that of the Zagori region and Vikos-Aoos Geopark. Georgia of Geozagori offers a penetrating and rock solid view of Vikos Aoos Geopark focusing mainly at the area surrounding Vikos canyon (gorge) the so called Zagori. Through geo-tourism a better understanding of the Earth can be achieved, and she intends to present the geological values of Zagori promoting thus the protection of this priceless geological heritage

Georgia offers a fresh and well educated approach to a very, very old (geo)heritage, that of the Zagori region and Vikos-Aoos Geopark. Georgia of Geozagori offers a penetrating and… rock solid experience of Vikos Aoos Geopark focusing mainly in the area surrounding Vikos canyon (gorge) the so called Zagori through her trekking-hiking…

Artisan cheese making in Anemi guesthouse, Zagori, Greece

Artisan cheese making in Anemi guesthouse, Zagori, Greece

On Sunday April 5th, the Agrotouristic Guesthouse Anemi in Kato Pedina Zagori, organized an artisan cheese making happening in their restaurant – jazz café. The cheese making techniques were presented by the skilled chef and amateur cheese maker Basilis Paparounas with a long tradition in…

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,…