Epirus Villages

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We visit Vikos Gorge/ Ioannina/ Dodoni/ Zagoria as locals, not as tourists

Epirus is a geographical and historical region in southeastern Europe, now shared between Greece and Albania. It lies between the Pindus Mountains and the Ionian Sea, The largest city in Epirus is Ioannina.


A small river named Duden

A full day trip with a visit to the historical place of Dodoni known for the ancient theatre and the oracle ,thousand years ago. Here the Greek culture meets the Greek history and Tradition. The visit to the old city and the castle of Ioannina will impress everybody by its imposing presence until today. Our last stop will be at the famous Zagoria villages and Vikos gorge where natural beauty meets the unique architecture of the villages. Vikos gorge is recorded in the Guinness world records at 1300 m. deep the world’s deepest in comparison to its width.




in Epirus in northwestern Greece was the oldest Hellenic oracle, possibly dating to the second millennium BC according to Herodotus. The earliest accounts in Homer describe Dodoni as an oracle of Zeus. Situated in a remote region away from the main Greek poleis/ cities states, it was considered second only to the oracle of Delphi in prestige.

Aristotle considered the region around Dodona to have been part of Hellas and the region where the Hellenes/ Graikoi originated.

Vikos Gorge

Words can not describe the sensation when visiting Vikos for the first time. It is one of the world’s most impressive gorges (the deepest in proportion to its width according to the Guinness Book of Records), a gigantic “cut” splitting Zagori in two. It stretches for Tens of km and has vertiginous cliffs as deep as 1000 m. The small homonym river flowing through the rare plants and medical herbs eventually joins other streams to form the Voidomatis river.


Dodoni Oracle


Vikos Gorge


Proud, distinguished, with a rich folk tradition, this charming town of Epirus provides plenty of reasons for visiting it again & again.



Surrounded by dense forests, it is the starting point of unforgettable scenic views of nature. Hikers love its trails – one of which is the famous Ursa Trail (trail of the bear), which recently won the Leading Quality Trail – Best of Europe certificate.



The inhabitants are known for their industriousness and patriotism. In previous centuries, many merchants made their fortunes abroad and made generous charitable donations to the whole of Greece. Today the visitors can admire the mansions made of stone, the old churches, monasteries with wood-carved iconostases, and about 25 traditional water fountains.



The region produces some of Greece’s tastiest cheeses, including the metsovela, the batzisio, and the most famous of them all, the metsovone. The latter matur for at least 3 months and has a very characterisitic salty and spicy flavor, which seems to capture all the aromas of Pindos. It is simply irresistible!. They also have a long tradition in wine making. The region’s wine is produced in one of the most mountainous vineyards in Europe.


It is the Pride of EPIRUS

A region of rare natural beauty protected by UNESCO. At its heart spread out two national parks, imposing mountain peaks, magnificent canyons, and small rivers with crystalline waters. This majestic scenery is complemented by subtle man-made touches: arched stone bridges, modest pathways, and above all, 46 small traditional settlements with stone houses and picturesque cobbled alleys. There, the mountain breeze blends with the scents of herbs and the delicious pie aromas baked in fireplaces and wood-burning stoves. A sense of serenity, wellness, and purity is all-pervasive.




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