DODONOHORIA / NATURAL GEOGRAPHY
The beech tree, a holy tree with prophetic capabilities, made the place famous and popular. It is in a valley, between inaccessible mountains. Oak trees, chestnut trees, walnut trees, scattered in a natural fort. There are no inns in the area, it was not a pass. However, determined invaders found their way here to destroy the inspired works of humans (the temples and public buildings of the sacred site of Dodoni). A precipitous peak (Tomaros or Olytsika), the place of residence of a god who pours down rain and thunder when he does not cover everything in fog or snow. The dream like Dodoni of Homer. The goddess Earth, the very goddess of matriarchy, who became Dioni making a small concession to the young patriarch, king of gods and men, Zeus. A large theatre, built in the middle of nowhere, 2,300 years ago. And in the surrounding area, villages located on the steep slopes. Old churches and monasteries.
Water, picturesque bridges and a high quality road, the Egnatia odos, which made access easy and removed from the pilgrim or theatre loves a large part of the ritual of access.
You will never forget nights spent here when there is a full moon. The bells and small bells of goats make the scenery musical. Here people have conversed with the gods for thousands of years and in peace and quiet found common ground.