Aiolides Maisonettes in Zagori, Greece

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
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Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2

Sleeps: 4

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Aiolides Maisonettes in Zagori, Greece

"Kanaki" is one of the five Maisonettes of a complex called "Aiolides" , in a place called Zagori in the North West part of Greece.

The house is named after the daughter of the Mythical God of the Wind "Aiolos", since the place where it is located is high and often quite windy. It is 72sm , 36 upstairs where is a bedroom and a bathroom and 36 downstairs where there is the living room with the fire place , the kitchen an the small WC. In this place there is a sofa which opens and becomes a double bed for two people to sleep.

The place is unique for it peace and quite and the house has a wonderful view of the Vikos Gorge, the worldwide famous ...Read more

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Aiolides Maisonettes in Zagori, Greece
Ioannina, Mainland & the Saronic Islands, Greece
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Zagori (Greek: Ζαγόρι), is a region and a municipality in the Pindus mountains in Epirus, in northwestern Greece. The seat of the municipality is the village Asprangeloi. It has an area of some 1,000 square kilometres and contains 45 villages known as Zagoria (or Zagorochoria or Zagorohoria), and is in the shape of an upturned equilateral triangle. The southern corner of the triangle contains the provincial capital, Ioannina, the south-western side is formed by Mount Mitsikeli (1,810m), and the Aoos river and Mount Tymfi constitute the northern side, and the south-eastern side runs along the Varda river to Mount Mavrovouni (2,100m) near Metsovo. The population of the area is about 3,700, which gives a population density of 4 inhabitants per square kilometre, compared to an average of 73.8 for Greece as a whole.

Zagori is an area of great natural beauty, with striking geology and two national parks, one including the river Aoos and the Vikos Gorge, the other around Valia Kalda, to the east of the imposing snow-capped Mt Tymphe. The 45 or so villages of Zagori were interconnected by mountain roads and traditional arched stone bridges until modern roads were opened in the 1950s. The stone arched bridges were built by benefactions from expatriate merchants in the 18th century and replaced older wooden bridges

As the heart of the Vikos–Aoös National Park, the Vikos Gorge is the largest and most picturesque among the gorges of Zagori. The Vikos Gorge collects the waters of a number of small rivers that form the Voidomatis river which flows through the gorge. The Vikos Gorge at 990m deep is one of the deepest in the world, indeed the deepest in proportion to its width. The Vikos Gorge is also a site of major scientific interest, because it is in almost virgin condition, is a haven for endangered species and contains many and varied ecosystems.

The «Gate of Zagori», is located at a distance of 30 km. from Ioannina City, ideal base for trips to the other villages. In 1943 the Germans destroyed the village. The ruins of the church of Agios Nikolaos, that reveal the glory of the past, are still saved. Worth visiting the Monastery of Asprangeloi with a route lasting an hour, that offers a magnificent view to the basin of Ioannina. Also, the sunset from the entrance of the village is a unique spectacle. Worth doing trips on the slopes of the mountains around it.

Sports & Activities in Zagori area

In Zagori you can enjoy sports and activities that you may not have the chance to do them anywhere else. You can, for example, do climbing on the mountainous bulk of Mount Tymfi and Vikos, while there are the appropriate conditions for those who want to take to the climb on the rocky slopes of Astraka and Vikos. The rivers of the region will satisfy definitely those who love doing canoe - kayak, rafting as well as the "dangerous" who like air gliding with paragliders, parachuting, etc.

For those who want to take to the horseriding, worth saying that there is a jockey club in the village Kato Pedina. During the summer months you can also enjoy the swimming in the natural pools of Voidomatis and Rogovo.

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