2. Itineraries


Indicative Itineraries

10322782_986923124677526_6879189244835041688_nIoannina City Tour and Museums

Our tour begins from the city of Ioannina, the city of legends and myth. Built near the west bank of Lake the years in the state of a symbol. Various aspects of this glorious history are exhibited in the Pamvotis , in the centre of a basin, surrounded by the mountains of Mitsikeli, Tomaros and Xerovouni , with a glorious history that dates back to the Classical and Hellenistic period , will arise through museums of the town. Starting from the Archaeological Museum where the findings from Dodona Oracle are exhibited, the visitor follows the path which leads first to the Municipal and then to the Byzantine Museum, completing this tour in history through successive visits first to the Silversmithing Museum and last but not least to the Island that lies in the middle of the legendary Lake Pamvotis. Here we will have the chance to visit one of the oldest byzantine monasteries with marvelous frescoes as well as the last refuge of the notorious Ottoman landlord, Ali Pasha.

(POI: Archaeological Museum, Byzantine Museum, Municipal Museum, Silversmithing Museum, Lake Island)

Duration: 6 hours
Suitable for families/ small groups (5-7 persons)
Price: 100 euro
(Fees to the museums as well as to the ferry not included- Estimated fee cost per person 20)

20151330331421350Mountainous Epirus -Zagorochoria

Our day begins with a visit to the famous cluster of villages, widely known as Zagorochoria . Walk in the cobblestone paths of the traditional villages, climb to the high arched stone-bridges in Voidomatis river , follow the path to Vikos Gorge , worldwide know , both for his dimensions as well as for the wide variety of pharmaceutical herbs. For those who are interested in outdoor sports Zagori offers the chance to engage in activities like rafting or Kanoe Kayak. Take some rest in one of the picturesque squares and don’t miss the chance to taste the famous pies , the roasted meat as well as the local wine and tsipouro. During out stay to one of the luxurious guest houses we will learn the secrets of local tastes, transmitted from one generation to another, through a gastronomic workshop supervised by the owner of our guest house. Depending on the period we may also have the chance to wander in the mountain slopes, gathering herbs and spices as well as wild mushrooms for our dinner! When the night falls then you can join the locals and listen to the old stories, near the fireplace.

(POI: Stone bridges, Vikos Gorge, Traditional villages , Local tastes, Culinary workshop)

Duration: 5 hours
Suitable for families/ small groups (5-7 persons)
Price: 120 euro
(Fees to the museums and transportation not included)

DodoniTo the paths of antiquity

Apart from its modern history Epirus is also widely known for its glorious past. A past connected with the famous Dodona oracle as well as with various cities such as Nikopolis and Kassopi. Our first stop will be to Dodona oracle , a few kilometers from the city of Ioannina. With a history that dates back to the mythical ages, the temple of Zeus , accompanied by the astonishing theatre , form a picturesque scene. Our next stop will be in the Roman city of Nikopolis, built by Octavianus Augustus, in commemoration of his victory towards the fleet of Marcus Antonius and the legendary queen of Egypt Cleopatra. The city is built near Aktion , where the fierce battleship took place. Nowadays what is left from the city is the Auditorium, the Ancient Roman Theatre , the Walls as well as the Byzantine basilicas with the marvelous mosaics which depict scenes from the mythology. The third station of this tour is the ancient city of Kassopi built on a small plain near Zalongo range. The city distinguishes for its geometrical division as well as for its spectacular view. At the end of this route we will visit the famous Nekromanteion , built near the banks of River Acheron where the gate to the Underworld was located according to the legend. We will spent the night to the picturesque city of Parga, with its medieval castle and the Olive Oil Museum , where you can see the pre-industrial olive –oil extracting techniques and join the owner to a culinary workshop based on olive-oil…

(POI: Dodona oracle, Ancient Nikopolis, Ancient Kassopi, Nekromanteion)

Duration: 6 hours
Suitable for families/ small groups (5-7 persons)
Price: 120 euro
(Fees to the museums and transportation not included)

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Tzoumerka -The land of unknown mysteries

Picturesque villages made of stone and history..
byzantine monasteries built the edge of steep cliffs.. Live your myth in a unique destination.
Our trip starts from Ioannina. First we will head to one of the widely known villages all over Epirus, Sirrako. Sirrako is the homeland of famous merchants, teachers and politicians. The locals have established a well-organized wool industry in the past. Nowadays the village lives through tourism and it has many guest houses. We will visit the museums and the churches and we will spent the night in one of the guest-houses drinking tsipouro (local spirit) and trying the local recipes.
Afterwards we will pay a visit to Kipina Monastery a monastery that lies in the edge of the cliffs near the traditional village of Kallarites. Kallarites is our next station. It is the homeland of famous silvercrafts. Even the famous Bulgari family draws its origin from this small picturesque village. We will have lunch in one of the local restaurants and then we will take the way back to Ioannina.

(POI: Sirrako, Kallarites, Kipina Monastery)

Duration: 5 hours
Suitable for families/ small groups (5-7 persons)
Price: 120 euro
(Fees to the museums and transportation not included)

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