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Kipi is one of the principal villages in Central Zagori of Epirus – literally the “area behind the mountain” and one of the most picturesque traditional corners of Greece. The village is surrounded by rivers and numerous fresh water springs. Every season is perfect for exploring Kipi and its surrounding cobble stone paths, stone bridges and rivers. At an altitude of 800m Kipi lies between the mountains of Mistikeli and Gamila and a basin for many rivers. It is home to the arts and crafts museum of “Agapios Tolis”. The six beautifully preserved stone bridges that connect the paths around the village have provided vital access to the village centuries years. Each is named after its benefactor or locality and all be visited in a two to three hour trek.

Zagori i is a mountain area in the heart of Epirus. The name Zagori has a Slavic origin from the words ‘za’, which means behind, and ‘gori’, which means mountain.The region extends to approximately 1.000 square km and includes 47 traditional villages. The altitude of the region varies between 500 and 2,600 m. The mountain range of Timfi covers the largest part of Zagori. Deep valleys, gorges, steep mountain slopes, streams, rivers, alpine lakes, forests and alpine meadows alternate in a landscape of wild and unspoilt beauty which has been carefully protected by the people of Zagori.

Today, the National Park of Vikos – Aoos maintains and preserves the natural beauty of the area. The Vikos Gorge at the heart of the National Park is one of the deepest in the world, second only to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. It is an unspoilt haven for numerous endangered species – and varied ecosystems.

The area of Zagori in North West Greece, is famous for its attractions and activities:

Visit the renowned stone built villages of Zagori with their unique architecture, walk in the cobblestone alleys or just sit for a drink (locals call it “tsipouro”) under the shade of the plane tree.

Explore the iconic stone bridges of the area. The most famous are Kokkoris bridge, the three-arch bridge of Plakidas (or the “monk’s bridge”), and Missios bridge.

Visit the local churches and monasteries of the area including St Nicholas church at Tsepelovo, St Paraskevi church at Monodendri, Evangelistria monastery at Ano Pedina, Spilitissa monastery at Aristi.

Admire the view of Vikos Gorge, world’s second deepest after Grand Canyon, Arizona.

Get acquainted with the history and culture of Zagori through the museums at Monodendri, Koukouli, Elafotopos etc.

Zagori can be visited all year round. During Spring, the snow melts and nature blossoms. It is the perfect time for rafting and mountain biking.

Summer offers great trekking possibilities under the shadow of the trees. At the end of the trek a dive in the rivers is a must! It is also the perfect time for paragliding as the sun heats the slopes of the mountains creating rising currents.

Autumn is the most celebrated season in Zagori. The flora is one of the richest in Greece. The colours that dominate are between orange and dark purple.

Finally, Winter is the ideal season to sit in front of the fireplace read a book, have a glass of wine and see the snow falling, while snug inside a traditional Zagori stone house.

The last years, the Zagori marathon has captured audience from all over the world competing for distances ranging from 5km to 50km, through the mountains of Timfi.

Zagori mountain bike race has provided trails for all tastes and levels of endurance.. The Zagori marathon and the mountain bike race take place on the last weekend of July.

The area of Zagori is famous for the old trails, most of which are kept in very good condition. We have divided the trails in three categories of endurance. Those that start from the hotel are the most popular. Our selected treks are highly flexible and can be undertaken in whole or in part.
Demanding treks: Gamila mountain top Astraka mountain top Mikro Papigo - Vradeto Vikos - Mikro Papigo Moni Stomiou - Vrysohori Moni Stomiou- Skamneli
Popular Treks: Vradeto - Beloi Kapesovo - Vradeto Iliohori falls Zagori stone bridges highlight Crossing the Vikos Gorge Drakolimni
Starting from Kipi Suites: Kipi - Koukouli Kipi - Kapesovo Kipi - Tsepelovo Kipi - Negades Kipi - Dikorfo Kipi - Elati

For a city beak, Ioannina with Pamvotis lake and its vibrant night life is just 30Km away. Visit the museums, walk in the old city in the castle or take a short boat ride to the island in the middle of the lake.

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