Experience the character of Epirus, the National Park of Zagoria offers refreshing greenery, traditional stone built villages and the stunning Vikos Gorge.Ioannina is the attrative lakeside capital of Epirus, full of character and history.
Whilst in northern mainland Greece you must travel inland to the scenery of mountainous Epirus. Passing small towns and villages you will see an insight to Greek lifestyles away from the coastal resorts. The progressing new road system of Greece now allows us to visit the Epirot capital of Ioannina and the Zagoria National Park from Parga in one day.
Travelling north from Parga we arrive first at the lakeside in Ioannina, from here you can get a real feeling of this attractive historic city. Ali Pasha´s museum shows an insight to the 400 year Ottoman occupation from the 1400´s. The old turkish shopping bazaar has interesting narrow streets and traditional shops, further up the road is the modern shopping area. Cafe´s overlook the lake towards the island and the rising Pindos mountains beyond.
In Zagoria, stone villages and amazing arched bridges sit in the ruggard landscape with a real atmosphere of timelessness. The Vikos gorge is a stunning sight stretching out under you from the view point of Agia Paraskevi.
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07:30 Depart from Parga
08.30 Refreshment stop just outside of Ioannina (30 mins)
09.15 Visit to the Citadel of Ioannina in the city centre (1 hour)
12.00 Arrival in Monodendri, Zagoria – a short walk to visit the monastery of St Paraskevi with views of Vikos Gorge, free time for lunch (total of 2 hours)
14.00 Visit to the village of Oxia (30 min)
14.30 Drive through Zagoria scenery towards Kipi village- stop for photos of Kokkori’s bridge & Kalogeriko bridge
16.00 Stop in Kipi for refreshments (45 min)
16.45 Commence return journey to Parga
19:00 Approx arrival in Parga
For children up to 4 years old there is no charge, but please declare them while making a booking for this tour.
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