Zagori - famed for its stone bridges

About Zagori - famed for its stone bridges

Zagori is a geographical area consisting of 46 traditional villages. It has something for everyone: pine and fir forests, crystal clear waters, traditional stone bridges, beautiful churches and a wealth of flora and fauna.

Papingo in western Zagori is a famous settlement built on the sides of Mount Astraka. It consists of two settlements: Small and Great Papingo and both have kept their traditional appearance with large manor houses, cobbled streets and fresh mountain springs.

Drakolimni is the biggest lake of the Vikos-Aoos National Park and is located in the mountains of Timfi.

Vikos Gorge is in the Vikos-Aoos National Park and crosses west and central Zagori. It is approximately 12km long and its cliffs reach 1200m.

Monodendri is probably the most well-known of the traditional Zagori settlements. The large manor houses and churches reflect the wealth of its citizens during Turkish occupation.


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