To appreciate it you must “see” it from all prospects. You have to climb up the mountain tops, to scramble over steep hillsides, let your eyes wonder to the edge of the landscape …

     

You must walk out the practicable roads, savor the secret pleasures of the virgin nature, stroll about the deserted cobbled roads of the villages, cross Vikos gorge, to be carried away at the view of the sparkling, clean water of Voidomatis river ...

     

And do not say that you are done with these ...

 

 

 

Zagori is a mountainous area in northwest Greece, Epirus. It is a comprised of 46 villages, the reputed Zagori-villages, which form an inverted equilateral triangle, studded, in a diversity of ecosystems of unique beauty, great ecological value and substantial scientific interest.

 

     

Zagori: an alpine and rough area at an altitude ranging from 500 to 2500 m. Mountains, rivers, streams, torrents, picturesque valleys, rocky and wooded slopes, deep steep cliffs and gorges – the most outstanding being the wildlife Sanctuary of Vickos with its rare flora and fauna – and an endless greenery of extensive lush forests compose the Zagori scenery.

     
     
One of the distinctive features of Zagori is the structure and architecture of its buildings. Imposing churches, old monasteries, traditionally stone-chipped school buildings, multi-storey sturdy stately houses, fountains, village streets, multi-arched bridges bear a special colour and rhythm. Everything is stonemade in the same architecture, plain and unaffected harmoniously blended with the natural surroundings. In this beautiful, rough and proud place, its inhabitants created the Zagori civilization, a result of education, social framework and tradition.