Last week I got interviewed by Christos Aggelidis , a photographer, radio producer and contributor writer of the portal cityvibes.gr, so I had the chance to get some more information about their radio station and editorial. Cityvibes.gr comes from my most favourite city in Greece, Thessaloniki, which is full of great vibes anyway. It is an internet place with fresh and modern outlook, ideal if you are a Greek living abroad and want to stay in touch with various news and articles , that will get you closer to Greece, mentally – especially these days, that COVID-19 doesn’t let us travel as much as we want to. Apart from the articles, on their page, at the bottom left corner there is a little button that turns on their web-radio station for you, with great music which you can listen wherever you are.
Life in the Macedonian town of Kozani unhurried and uncomplicated. Its library has been slowly growing for four centuries and now rivals the National Library in Athens for its rare and valuable works. Discovering its other charms is simply a matter of walking the classic promenade, visiting Servia and its miniature ‘Grand Canyon’ or walking over the bridge at Lake Polyfytou. This laid-back corner of northern Greece overflows with beauty. Try to go in October for the saffron harvest when the purple crocuses are in flower.
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.
Konitsa is best know for its stone bridge and Aoos river. This bridge is the biggest single span arch bridge in Europe, constructed by master mason Kostas Frontzos.
Few people though follow the path that starts from this location and if you walk all the way, you meet Moni Stomiou, the monastery, that was reconstructed by St. Paisios. in 1958.