Moni Evaggelistria


Built in 1630, this little monastery has a church that glows like a box of jewels: its vivid 18th-century frescoes have never been retouched, but simply preserved with care over the centuries. The attendant nun (who speaks French as well as Greek) will let you in, using an impressive key.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Zagorohoria attractions

1. Rizarios Exhibition Centre

2.32 MILES

This cultural centre is housed in a renovated mansion. The exhibits focus on Zagorohoria history and culture, with excellent photography. Coffee-table…

2. Moni Agia Paraskevi


From near the lower plateia in Monodendri, by Hotel Arktouros, a stone path leads about 1km to this small, now-disused monastery perched on the edge of…

3. Oxya Viewpoint

3.28 MILES

North of Monodendri, a narrow road leads to this cliffside lookout into the depths of the Vikos Gorge. En route, you pass through the Petrino Dasos (Stone…

4. Beloï Viewpoint

3.76 MILES

All the views of Vikos Gorge are stunning, but this one might be the best. It's reached from outside the village of Vradeto. You must park and walk about…

5. Kokkori Bridge

3.87 MILES

Set between two sheer cliffs below the village of Koukouli, this is one of the most picturesque of the Zagorohoria's stone bridges. It was first built in…

6. Plakida Bridge

4.43 MILES

A stone-paved trail leads down from the roadside parking area to this stone bridge, one of the prettiest in the Zagori region and a rarity in its triple…

7. Vikos Gorge

4.66 MILES

The Voïdomatis ('Good Water' in its Slavic roots) River, a tributary of the Aoös, carved the 12km-long, 900m-deep Vikos Gorge over millions of years. Per…

8. Moni Panagia Spiliotissa

5.07 MILES

This now-unused monastery was erected against a massive rock in 1665. The building is usually closed (unless it's the Friday after Easter), but there is a…