Zagorochoria, a dream trip to a mountain paradise!
Nestled amidst fir and pine forests, Zagorochoria boasts forty-six villages with stone houses, perched amphitheatrically between Mitsikeli and Tymfi mountains. Framed by the Vikos ravine, this Greek mountain haven offers an idyllic nature escape. Each village exudes unique character, harmonizing stunning landscapes with Zagori architecture—stone and wood structures, cobbled streets, and stone bridges. Explore West Zagori's Aristi, Megalo, Mikro Papigo, or Central Zagori's Monodendri and Dilofo.
Wander cobblestone streets, admire gray stone mansions, discover ancient churches, and sip fresh water from ornate fountains. Traverse Vikos Gorge, a profound chasm, and raft down Voidomatis River. Ascend to mythical Drakolimni at 2,050 meters for eagle-eye views. In Zagorochoria, timeless allure and wild panoramas collide, offering an unforgettable communion with nature's artistry.
Enjoy the excellent local cuisine in Zagorochoria
Regarding the Epirus cuisine, no recommendations are needed. Zagorochoria, but also the whole of Epirus is famous for their pies. The Epirus pies are made with homemade pastry and the most famous are Batsina, Kasopita, Blatsara, cabbage pie, meat pie and the chicken pie.
The delicious pies accompany the other traditional dishes such as goat, lamb and beef cooked in the hull, Kontosouvli, grilled mutton, fried pork, boubouria and pompari. Epirus also produces excellent local products such as wine, cheeses (feta, galotyri, kefalotyri, vlachotyri), sausages and tsipouro that those who drink it consider it one of the best.
Best time to visit Zagorochoria
Zagorochoria is beautiful all year round. In winter, the white mountains make the landscape look alpine, in spring everything is reborn and green, in summer is cool and in autumn is like a canvas painted with dozens of wonderful colours.
How to use transportation in Zagorochoria
Transfer from/to Zagorochoria
Best way is to arrive by air to Ioannina.
From Ioannina there are buses connecting the major villages in Zagori.
We recommend a Car Rental so you can explore the region at your pleasure.
We suggest a car Rental as there are no buses that operate between the numerous villages.