Search for

Advanced search
 
Home 15 November 2019
Environment Natural geography Epirus Katsanochoria

Audio-Video files
No audio or video files.

Useful links
No links.

Other files
No other files.
Topics
Forests
Natural reserves (biotopes)
Natural Beauties
Beaches
Walks
Natural geography
Political geography
Ground / Subsoil
Climate
Waters
Flora / Vegetation
Fauna
Human Activities - Effects
LOCATION
Epirus
Ano Louros and Western Xerovouni
Grammenochoria (the Grammeno villages)
Dodonochoria (the Dodoni villages)
Zagori
Zitsa
Kampochoria
Katsanochoria
Konitsa
Kourenta Ntouskara
Lakka Souli
Metsovo
The Peristeri villages
Tzoumerka
Natural geography: Subtopics All topics
There are no more subtopics under the current topic

05/02/2008
KATSANOHORIA REGION/NATURAL GEOGRAPHY

comitech

print preview

A small plateau, (the highest mountains is Xirovouni with an altitude of 1225 metres) with exceptionally beautiful landscapes. The changes of colours at springtime and in the autumn are unique. The fragrant laurel forests in Kostitsi (at the Korovesi location) and in Elliniko stand apart. Hundreds of plants and animals, a number of them rare or threatened. Countless locations of exceptional beauty or environmental significance.
Torrents flow through deep and steep gullies into to Arahthos. There are spectacular waterfalls such as that of Klifki.
Linked to important events of history, from the foundation of the Touka monastery in the 12th century to the battle at Pente Pigadia, the liberation war of 1912-12, the Second World War and later events.
The word Katsanos was once a synonim of tradesman. Worthy merchants, they thrived in foreign parts and did good deeds in their area and in the wider region. Ioannis Loulis from Aetorahi and Konstantinos Katsaris from Kalentzi are bright examples. The area is also known for the local “school” of hagiographers of the 18th and 19th centuries, who worked with sparse means, maintained traditions and painted with freshness in colours and motives.