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Epiro and Metsovo

In the Greek mountains between villages, magnificent natural landscapes and ancient stone bridges.

These destinations are perfect to visit for those arriving in Greece from Igoumenitsa or the Balkans.


Crossing Epirus you can admire incredible mountain landscapes. This region is famous for Roman stone bridges, white water rafting on the rivers Voidomatis and Arachthos, summer walks along the Acheron (Acheron the river of Hades), cheeses, local food, and much more.

Most important destinations:

  • Zagorohoria: villages with stone houses immersed in splendid mountain scenery. Among the best-known locations Mikro and Megalo Papingo, Aristi, and Monodendri.

  • National park of Vikos-Aoos: where Vikos gorge, the deepest canyon in the world, and Aoos lake are located.

  • Drakolimni - Tymfi lake: Dating back to the Ice Age, this Dragon Lake is located 2,000 meters above sea level and can only be visited in the summer. Other similar lakes are those of Smolikas and Gamila.

  • Tzoumerka and its two giant 125-meter waterfalls.

  • Vouvousa, with its ancient stone bridge and historical place for the clashes during the Second World War between the Italian and Greek troops.

  • Ioannina: a magnificent and vibrant city on lake Pamvotis with snow-capped mountains behind it. From the shores, you can take the ferry for a few euros to visit the islets where there are Byzantine monasteries.

  • Mparos Pass, the most famous pass in Greece, is a must for motorcyclists.

  • For the more adventurous travelers, there is the Katara pass, the highest in Greece which remains open throughout the winter, despite the snowstorms.

  • Holy Kipinas Monastery is one of the most beautiful and evocative monasteries in Greece. Look at this video!

  • Syrrako e Kalarrytes: ancient stone villages perched on the mountains with stone bridges, paths, and waterfalls.

  • while on the sea Parga where it will seem to be on an island.

Roman bridges and where to find them

In the region of Epirus, it is easy to find stone bridges almost everywhere. The most famous and evocative Roman bridges are those of:

  • Kipi with 3 stone arches.

  • Plaka with a span of 40m and a height of 21m; climbing on it is exciting, and next to it there is also a little bar and tavern where you can rest and admire the bridge.

  • Konitsa

  • Arta, near the sea and the mouth of the Arachthos river.


Perched 1000 meters above sea level on the Pindus mountain range, Metsovo is a beautiful city. Built amphitheatrically, with characteristic tiled roofs and wooden porches. that adorn the palaces, craft shops, and churches immersed in the beech and fir woods. And from its 25 stone taps pure and crystalline water flows.

The main square of Metsovo is one of the main tourist attractions with its big trees and the bear monument (Greek: Arkuda).

It is an ideal place to relax for a few days and while away the time visiting the monastery of Agios Nikolaos with its redwood tree, skiing at the Politses ski center, and eating.

You must absolutely try the delicious Metsovone, the famous smoked cheese.

Foliage and autumn colors

The most beautiful ever seen!



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