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(Photo: Nikos Desillas, Epirus an Aesthetic Wander Through a Greek Region, Synolo Publications, 1998, Athens)
A natural landscape in Kipi
(Photo: Kipi, photographs by Nikos Apstolidis)
A natural landscape in Kipi
(Photo: Kipi, photographs by Nikos Apstolidis)
A natural landscape in Kipi
(Photo: Kipi, photographs by Nikos Apstolidis)
A natural landscape in Kipi
(Photo: Kipi, photographs by Nikos Apstolidis)
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14/02/2008
THE REGION OF ZAGORI/MOUNTAIN WALKS

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ROUTES:

- Routes by car:

Kalpaki-Mesovouni-Aghios Minas – Aristi – Vikos – Aristi - Papigo.

Ioannina – Aspraggeli – Vitsa – Monodendri – Ano Pedina – Kato Pedina – Elafotopos – Aristi - Papigo.

Aspraggeli – Dilofo – Kipi – Negades – Frangades - Leptokaria.

Kipi – Koukouli – Kapesovo – Skamneli – Gyftokambos – Iliochori - Vrysohori.

Elati- Dikorfo – Anthrakitis – Liliotades – Ambelos – Tristeno – Greveniti – Flambourari – Elatochori – Makrini – Kastanonas – Doliani – Leptokarya -- Kipi.

Vovousa – Valia Calda.

- Hiking routes:

- From Monodendri, this marked path leads to the banks of the Vikos flume. Walking along the bank due north, you will reach the Megas Lakkos gorge, the iconostasis of the Holy Trinity and the Voidomati sources under Vikos village. From here, you can either walk up to Vikos or down to Papingo. Duration of Monodendri-Vikos hike: 6 hours Monodendri-Papingo: 6.30 hours.

- Monodendri – Kipi along the banks of the Vikos. Sights: Misios, Kokorou and Plakidas bridges Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes.

- Kipi – Tsepelovo through Vikaki Sights: Kontodimos bridge and Rogovou Monastery Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes.

- Aoos River – Holy Monastery of Voutsas:
Sights: Aoos River, Grevenitis forest, lake with lilies, Holy Monastery of Voutsas (7th century)Duration: 3-4 hours
Signage: YES

- Holy Monastery of Voutsas – Doliani:
Sights: The Holy Monastery of Voutsas, the bridge of Kourtia, the Vardas gorge, the wild forest of Kourtia. the church and stone bell tower of the Prophet Elijah, traditional settlement of Doliani (Byzantine church, six single arch stone bridges within the settlement, stone fountains, cobble stoned alleyways).Duration (hours): 3-4
Signage: YES

- Doliani - Aghios Christoforos – Leptokaria:
Sights: Traditional settlement of Doliani, Oak Forest and Pine Forest of Doliani, Aghios Christophoros (a peak with a stunning view), Oak Forest of Leptokaria, Rosantini fountain, Aghios Athanasios, traditional settlement of Leptokaria. Duration (hours): 2-3
Signage: YES

- Doliani – Tsipiani-Miliotades:
Sights: Traditional settlement of Doliani (Byzantine church, six stone bridges within the settlement, stone fountains, cobblestone alleyways), country churches (Prophet Elijah – St. Athanasios– the Apostles– St. Paraskevi– St. Nicholas), Kouri, Kalderousias bridge, Vardas river, Tispiani bridge, Miliotades settlement, Camber Agha bridge. Distance (kilometers):
Duration (hours): 4
Signage: NO

- Karyes – Kavallari Anthrakitis:
Sights: Oak Forest– Aghios Nicholas of Karyes, settlement of Karyes. Oak Forest of Aghios Nicholas of Cavallari, Aghios Dimitrios of Kavallari, Anthrakitis, Oak Forest of Anthrakitis, stone single arch bridges of Anthrakitis. Duration: (hours): 2-3
Signage: YES

- Kastanona – Mega Lakkos, Kazarma:
Sights: Traditional settlement of Kastanonas (churches – stone fountains – cobblestone alleys), a good sized forest with chestnut trees and pine trees.
Mega Lakkos (small river with many falls, wild trout and heavy vegetation along the river banks), forest with very tall beech trees, Kazarma (peak located at an altitude of 1,550 meters. This peak affords a panoramic view of the villages of Central-Eastern-Western Zagori and Petroto is a short distance away (a mountain with no trees and many wild goats).
Duration (hours): 2-3
Signage: NO