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.
Karpathos is the second largest island of the Dodecanese islands in the Aegean Sea but among the least touristic islands in Greece. It is known for its wild mountains and small blue bays. Holidays in Karpathos are ideal for families and trekking lovers. Chrisoula Fourmouzi, a Greek photographer in profession, visited the island recently and sent us some beautiful photos of the place, which we are sure you’d like to see before you visit the places she photographed.
- Foiniki – A lovely coastal village known for its fish taverns
- Panagia Vrisiani in Mesochori, a traditional village with white coloured houses, is the most religious place in Karpathos
- Olympos is a traditional village, with exceptional beauty.
- Avlona is a small agricultural village with no bars and tavernas in wild scenery
- Vrokounta is a sacred spot in Karpathos and it’s known for thr famous festival at the end of August
- St. Mamas in Menetes Village
Chrisoula is a newborn baby, christening and wedding photographer. You may find more information about her work on her website http://www.chrisoulafourmouzi.com/
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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.