Welcome to Epiros
Epirus' lowlands aren't bad either. The turquoise Ionian Sea laps at long sandy beaches, and beautiful Parga, sporting a Venetian castle, poses on a hillside above it all. Farther south, Preveza's yacht harbour is a low-key international scene, and the massive ruins of Nicopolis sprawl casually by the road.
Reaching Epiros is an event in itself. The road from Kalambaka winds over the Pindos Mountains; from Macedonia, the Egnatia Odos cuts straight through, via massive tunnels. Leave by sea, on a ferry to Italy or Corfu from Igoumenitsa.