Tzoumerka – the unknown beauty of the Greek land

Tzoumerka is a mountain range in Northwestern Greece, Epirus. Nature is very wild and the whole area is unspoiled by modern civilization. People visit Tzoumerka for its natural beauty, gorges, rocks, rivers and lakes. It mainly attracts nature lovers and those who adore outdoor activities. On the slopes of Tzoumerka stand its villages. This is where tradition meets history and life away from the stressful cities. Tzoumerka mountain range has entered the European network Natura 2000. Last December we visited Tzoumerka and below are the highlights of our trip.

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Acheron River, where experiences are endless

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Photo By Vicky Pan
Acheron River (ποταμός Αχέροντας) is one of our favorite places in Greece and we have already written a post about this paradise place. Last summer we visited Acheron River again. And that time we were determined to walk and swim into its cold waters. So we prepared ourselves, bought river shoes (you definitely cannot walk in the river without them) and a waterproof case, where you put your keys, some money and your phone (it is advisable to have your phone with you if you decide to walk a long distance). You can buy these at the stalls at the start of the walk, near the parking places. Leave behind a bag with a towel and dry clothes to change when you arrive back. 
Photo By PargaPortal
The water was freezing at the beginning. And this is the most challenging part of the walk. Because of the springs, the water at this point is very cold and you may think that you cannot manage walking any further. We recommend you start walking fast. Or rest for 5-10 seconds on the banks so that your body gets used to the temperature. And then start walking again. The water temperature gets better after a couple of minutes. Nature becomes stunning, and your walk more adventurous. For some short distances you must walk through narrow paths and slippery rocks. At some parts the river gets deeper. Swim hard and fast to cope with the current of the river. Stop for a while, listen to the nature sounds and feel the vibes of this ancient place.
Photo By Giannis Gioutlakis

After an exciting one hour of walking / swimming, we reached this stone bridge. This is the point where you can walk upon the rocks and reach the top of the bridge. The view is breathtaking. From there you can go back to the river or you can follow the path on the right hand side (follow the red spots). It takes about 45 minutes to go back to where you firstly started walking in the river. We chose the second option. We were completely wet by the river and we really enjoyed walking in the dense green nature. 

 

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Preveza town in pictures

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The picturesque town of Preveza (Πρέβεζα) is situated on the North cape of Amvrakikos Gulf. A visit to its town is not to be missed if you travel in the Northwestern part of Greece.  It is the capital of the region, known for its history,  natural beauty, cobbled stoned alleys and lively port, traditional tavernas and summer cultural events, and surely turquoise colored beaches that make you will feel you are in an island.   We collected some of our favourite pictures to show you the beauty of this idyllic town.  
The church of Agios Charalampos – Photo by  Preveza
 Balcony in Old Town – Photo by Preveza
 Yachts in Amvrakikos Gulf – Photo by Daluz Boutique Hotel 
 
Saitan Pazar – Photos by Πρεβεζα 
   
 Yachts – Photo by Πρεβεζα
View from Pantokratoras – Photo by Greece by a Greek
 View from Lucia Bar – Photo by Greece by a Greek
View from Vathy – Photo by Greece by a Greek 
The NBG historical building – Photo by Annalisa Lino
Nicopolis Beach Bar – Photo by Πρεβεζα
Alonaki Beach – Photo by TomistinEnimerosi
Kyani Akti Eucalyptus Trees – Photo by Alexandros Galanis
Cycling Path – Photo by Alexandros Galanis
Sunset in Monolithi Beach – Photo by Fotis Vemis
Mytikas – Photo by Georgia Ntousia
Pantokratoras – Photo by Vilelmini Katsi

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