Picturesque mountainous Epirus
Visit a cluster of picturesque small villages spread all over the slopes of Mitsikeli mountain , a few kilometres from Ioannina. Walk in the cobblestone paths, feel the sense of local, meet the tradition of Epirus.
Zagorochoria. A cluster of 46 villages northwest of Ioannina spread all over the slopes of mountain Mitsikeli. During our trip we will have the chance to wander in the cobblestone paths inside the villages , admire the stone houses and churches with murals that date back to 18th and 19th century, visit the stone bridges which lie there for centuries and try the local homemade recipes. For those who are interested to engage in outdoor activities such as kanoe -kajiak , walking and climbing Zagori is the perfect destination.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet up location: There are two ways for someone to reach first Ioannina an then Zagori , either by Thessaloniki International airport , or by Athens International airport. In the first case it takes three hours by car to reach Ioannina from Thessaloniki and in the second case it takes five hours so I would advise you to choose a flight to Thessaloniki airport from where I can pick you up with my car. In case you prefer Athens airport you will have to take the bus to Ioannina . Buses run regularly between Athens and Ioannina at a cost of 40 euro each way. You can also use the ports of Corfu or Igoumenitsa. The trip from Igoumenitsa port to Ioannina takes only one hour, and in that case I can also pick you up with my car from the port. For those who travel to Leukada from Aktion airport we can also arrange their transport either from Aktion or from their hotel in Leukada. The trip from Leukada to Ioannina takes one hour and a half.
End location: The end location is Thessaloniki airport -Aktion airport or Igoumenitsa airport
Duration: 1 day
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 Euro - The estimation of local payments includes the expenses for food and refreshments as well as entrance tickets for the museums. The estimated amount is per person
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Nikos was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He planned the tour according to our requirements and he was also was very flexible and attentive to our desires. Our kids of 12 and 7 years old felt very comfortable with his explanations and we were surprised by his vast knowledge of our culture too. Nikos was polite and considerate and supplied us with water when there were no coffee shops around. Nikos gave us an excellent overview of the area and was a pleasure to be with.
Gilad Har Zion