Around Kapesovo & Tsepelovo | Zagorochoria (in photos)

One of my most favourite summer destinations in Greece is Zagorochoria. This summer I visited Kapesovo and Tsepelovo. Both villages are well-preserved, with beautiful traditional houses and narrow pedestrian alleys. Places that are interesting to visit are, Paschalios school, Kapesovo Scale, a well-known long cobblestone path that connects Kapesovo with Vradeto. This scale is the largest and most well-preserved in Zagorochoria. Other places to visit, close to Kipoi are the Kalogeriko Bridge, the Kokkori Bridge and the Lazaridis plant museum.

Tsepelovo is the largest village in central Zagori, about 50 km from Ioannina. The places that you should definitely visit is the Grave of Ioannis Vilaras, and the church of Saint Nikolaos. From the village a walking path leads to Drakolimni, the famous lake of unique beauty that is located on the top of Timfi mountain. Read more...

The traditional tiny island in Ioannina’s lake Pamvotis

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Ioannina is a city in Northwest Greece, known for its lake Pamvotis and the picturesque island in it, where about 100 families live permanently. The island is accessible by boat from Molos in Ioannina city. There are also guided tours. The route is about 10 minutes long.

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Once you arrive you admire the architectural beauty of its houses and the well maintained gardens. Stroll through the narrow alleys and visit the little shops that sell local traditional folkloric items and silver jewels.

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One of its main characteristics is the Museum of Ali Pasha. You can visit Ali Pasha’s bedroom where the bullets that took his life still lay on the floor. There are also displays of traditional costumes and Ali Pasha’s personal objects and documents.

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Other places on the island that are worth visiting are the Pre-revolutionary Period Museum with a great collection of exhibits from the Ottoman occupation period. You can also visit the 5 monasteries on the island that are of great significance.

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