Zagori

Monodentri : Agia Paraskevi Monastery and Rizarios School of Handcrafts featured image

Monodentri : Agia Paraskevi Monastery and Rizarios School of Handcrafts

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 15 July, 2017 / 4 Comments

The Return Day 7 Last day of hiking and our luck had eventually run out. Outside it was pouring and the gloomy horizon wasn’t showing any sign of improvement. Originally, we had planned to hike back to Monodentri through Vitsa but even though we could still go—rain or not, we just preferred to take it…

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Hiking from Kipi to Dilofo kalogeriko bridge

Hiking from Kipi to Dilofo

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 13 June, 2017 / 10 Comments

The Break Day 6 Even though today would be something like a day off. We still agreed to walk for a couple of hours, so that our legs wouldn’t get stiff. The guys from Hikes4all had arranged a small route to Dilofo village just to stretch a bit. After having lunch there, a car would…

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Hiking from Beloi to Kapesovo via the skala of Vradeto

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 7 June, 2017 / 16 Comments

The Viewpoint Day 5 Our fifth day in Zagori started with a hearty rural breakfast. It was splendid with five types of homemade jam and cheese produced by the owners among other things. You just can’t beat top ingredients no matter what you cook out of them. The day’s hike was simple and fairly easy.…

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Mt. Tymfi : Hiking to Tsepelovo

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 15 May, 2017 / 7 Comments

The Descent Day 4 It was pitch–dark and I could only hear the intense activity that took place in the refuge. Time was half past six and most people were already up getting dressed and fixing their equipment. Me and Veronika were the last to get up as usual. The majority would cross Mt. Tymfi…

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Astraka and the Dragon lake

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 8 May, 2017 / 6 Comments

The Ascent Day 3 I waited five minutes for the alarm to ring, then I quietly got dressed and went out. Darkness was still covering Mikro Papingo as I was navigating through its narrow alleys. Outside the gate, Astraka towers looked imposing above the tiny village. Rogovo As I was walking the only road leaving…

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Zagori : Hiking Voidomatis to Kleidonia and Papingo

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 1 May, 2017 / 14 Comments

The River. Day 2. After a good night’s sleep, we woke up in high spirits. The euphoria of the previous day was still on and we couldn’t wait to start our second day in Zagori. The day’s march would take us back to Voidomatis river and the infamous Kleidonia bridge. From there, we would be…

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Hiking Vikos Gorge

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 24 April, 2017 / 13 Comments

The Gorge. Day 1. Hiking Vikos gorge under rain is treacherous because of the rock falls. So naturally the first thing I did when I woke up was to open the door and get on the small balcony. To my relief there was only a small cloud here and there. “Good start.” The plan was…

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Zagori Hike : The Beginning

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 10 April, 2017 / 0 Comments

Zagori Hike : The Beginning   Having left behind Ioannina—the capital of Epirus. We took the old road to Zagorochoria—as all forty six villages of Zagori are collectively named. We hadn’t seen a car or people for the last twenty minutes and I could feel the isolation and the serenity of the place as our…

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Zagori Dragonlake

Zagori : The Kingdom of Infinite Country

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 28 February, 2017 / 8 Comments

Zagori : The Kingdom of Infinite Country Epirus—rightfully called the “infinite country” since ancient times; Got its epithet because of its mountains which row after row dominate the land making it seem endless. Zagori is hidden in the heart of this isolated region in northwestern Greece. Its forty six villages, called Zagorochoria are nested between…

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