Attractions

Top Choice Canyon in Zagorohoria

Vikos Gorge

The Voïdomatis River, a tributary of the Aoös, carved the 12km-long, 900m-deep Vikos Gorge over millions of years, leaving stark cliffs and yawning depths. According to Guinness, it’s the world’s deepest canyon in p…
National Park in Zagorohoria

Vikos-Aoös National Park

Vikos-Aoös National Park bursts with pristine rivers and forests, flowering meadows, and shimmering lakes that reflect jagged mountains and endless blue sky. Almost one-third of Greece’s flora (some endemic) lives h…
Ruins in Epiros

Nekromanteio of Afyra

Who would have imagined the gate of Hades, god of the underworld, to be fringed by cypress glades and flower-strewn meadows? This late-4th-century-BC site near Mesopotamo, 20km from Parga, was once famed as a place …
Monastery in To Nisi

Moni Filanthropinon

Moni Filanthropinon looks unassuming from the outside. But after entering the monastery courtyard, the caretaker will usher you through a wooden door for you to see unflinchingly macabre frescoes of the fates of the…
Ruins in Epiros

Nikopoli

The ruins of Nikopoli include scant Roman walls, better-preserved Byzantine walls and churches, and a theatre, all spread across a vast site. Stairs lead to the top of the Byzantine walls in some places (such as by …
Ruins in Epiros

Dodoni

Flanked by mountains and wildflower meadows, the colossal 3rd-century-BC Theatre of Dodoni, 21km southwest of Ioannina, is Epiros’ most imagination-firing ancient site. The north-side acropolis has wall remnants. Ea…
Cave in Epiros

Perama Cave

Stalactite-rich Perama Cave, 4km from Ioannina, is among Greece’s largest and most impressive. Discovered by accident in 1940 by residents fleeing bomb attacks, 1100m of its fairy-tale passageways can be explored on…
Fortress in Ioannina

Its Kale

Kastro’s sublime citadel, including a Middle Byzantine tower, rises over a long bluff overlooking lake and mountain. The outer ramparts are cluttered with cannon balls and elegant Ottoman carvings. Within, it holds …
Castle in Parga

Venetian Castle

Centuries of turbulent history have taken their toll on Parga's castle, now a romantic ruin with remarkable sea views. Dating to the 11th century, the castle passed from Venetian to Ottoman control with numerous inv…
Monastery in Zagorohoria

Moni Agia Paraskevi

A short path leads from Monodendri's northeastern edge to Moni Agia Paraskevi, a monastery with spectacular views over Vikos Gorge. Agia Paraskevi has the oldest preserved church in Zagorohoria. According to legend,…