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Zagori and Epirus holidays

Epirus and Zagori holidays

Epirus occupies Greece’s north-western corner and is spectacularly beautiful. Largely mountainous, with three peaks of 2500m plus, it is (once away from the coast) one of Greece’s most remote regions, and centuries-old traditions, fast-vanishing in many other areas, still lourish here.

The Epirot coast is featured elsewhere in this brochure, in the form of Parga and Sivota. But the heart of this fascinating area is inland. Here are the mighty peaks of the Pindos, forests, rivers, lakes, gorges, meadows, preserved stone villages, some 1700 species of flora, and a wildlife which includes wolves and bears. The Vlach shepherds in the high Pindos still speak a form of Latin.

 

Epirus and Zagori

Holidays In Epirus and Zagori

The capital of the region is the high lakeside town of Ioannina. Under Ottoman rule until less than a century ago, it has retained a flavour of the east. Above Ioannina, the large village of Metsovo straddles the mountain pass between Epirus and Thessaly, en route to the Meteora. You could be in the Alps here, and is a good place to buy mountain herbs and honey.

To the north of Ioannina is the region called Zagori, a National Park covering an area of over 1000 sq kms. The villages  here are famous throughout Greece – some 46 preserved stone settlements with a stunning mountain backdrop. Micro Papingo shelters below a dramatic craggy outcrop. It is a fabulous base for hiking. Not far away is the Vikos Gorge, one of the longest in Europe and which certainly rivals more famous Samaria (and is considerably less busy).

It is also easy to combine Epirus with a week or two by the sea in Lefkas, Meganissi, Parga or Sivota, or even a sailing holiday – please call for a costing.

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