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. Read more...

Pelion photos part 1

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We are happy to present our reader’s, Vassilis Karamaounas, great photographs of Pelion (Πήλιο). Pelion is a lush and green mountain that stretches into the sea. Ideal for winter and summer holidays. Traditional architecture is one of its main characteristics. 
Real Greece.  Real Greek Land. Real Greek Nature. Real Food.
Vassilis really knows how to work with light, symmetry, shadows, foreground and background, thus creating some stunning pictures. Thank you Vassilis!             Find accommodation in Pelion with Booking.Com

Agia Triada, a little village in Evrytania

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Agia Triada is a traditional village in Evrytania, a regional unit in Central Greece. Its visitors are impressed by its architecture, the beautifully built stone houses and the cobbled stoned alleys. This little village is set on the hill of a mountain in a dense forest of chestnut and fir trees. If you visit in wintertime you will be lucky to see the entire area covered in snow.  
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  There are four churches near the village of great significance, that are worth visiting. The church of Agia Triada, the stone built church of Prophet Elias, the church of Saint Velissarios and the church of Saint John. 
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The village is just 14km from the nearest ski resort and 31km from Karpenissi, Evritania’s capital town. Traditional guest houses and hotels are available, especially for those who prefer being away of more touristic Karpenissi. Local food is delicious and you can choose from a variety of meats, pies and fish.

Makrinitsa, the Balcony of Pelion

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Makrinitsa village is also known as Pelion‘s Balcony due to its location. This mountainous village’s characteristics are the epitomy of Pelion style architecture: the beautiful cobbled stoned mystical paths, the traditional churches and bridges that send you back in time.   
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Locals successfully managed to preserved its beauty and charm through the years and you are really going to be amazed by the architecture of the stoned built mansions and houses, that look like a piece of art hanging on the mountain.  
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One of the village’s most popular places is the main square. The panoramic views towards the Pagasitic Gulf are just impressive day or night. It is the ideal place to treat yourself with a nice meal or coffee.  Tip: The guesthouses in the village have kept the traditional architecture inside out. Most of them have rooms with fireplaces, and offer breakfast made of local products to make your stay unforgettable. 
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