Nekromanteio of Acheron

The Nekromanteion  was an ancient Greek temple of necromancy devoted to Hades and Persephone. According to tradition, it was located on the banks of the Acheron river in Epirus, near the ancient city of Ephyra. This site was believed by devotees to be the door to Hades, the realm of the dead. The site is at the meeting point of the Acheron, Pyriphlegethon and Cocytus rivers, believed to flow through and water the kingdom of Hades. The meaning of the names of the rivers has been interpreted to be “joyless”, “burning coals” and “lament”, respectively. (source wikipedia) Read more...

Our trip to Zagorohoria in photos – DAY 2

The beginning of the path is the place in Monodendri where scenes of ‘Anaparastasi”, the movie of the great Greek director Theodoros Angelopoulos,were filmed, in 1970

Even if the rest of Greece is hot during August, the dense oak trees shades of Vikos Aoos National Park, in the North Pindus Mountains, make hiking the Vikos gorge possible.  We visited the area in mid-August.

Our base was Monodendri village, on the rim of the gorge.

Day 2 

12Km : Monodendri – Kokori BridgeVitsa – Monodendri