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Archaeological site of Dodona, near Ioannina - dated back to 2,000 BC by Herodotus, this ancient temple was originally built to honour Gaia, but was later devoted to Zeus. It even features as a place of worship for Achilles in Homer's 'The Iliad'.

Archaeological site of Dodona, near Ioannina - dated back to 2,000 BC by Herodotus, this ancient temple was originally built to honour Gaia, but was later devoted to Zeus. It even features as a place of worship for Achilles in Homer's 'The Iliad'.

Ovires natural pools, Megalo Papigo - these idyllic, adjoining plunge-pools and cool, natural jacuzzis have been carved out of the riverbed over the centuries by the Rogovo stream.

Ovires natural pools, Megalo Papigo - these idyllic, adjoining plunge-pools and cool, natural jacuzzis have been carved out of the riverbed over the centuries by the Rogovo stream.

Taverna Stefanos - a local favourite, this restaurant boasts incredible views and an ever changing menu, being entirely dependent on what its owner, a fisherman, caught the night before.

Taverna Stefanos - a local favourite, this restaurant boasts incredible views and an ever changing menu, being entirely dependent on what its owner, a fisherman, caught the night before.

Voidomatis Springs, near Vikos -  the perfect place for a short, beautiful walk, amble amongst sheer limstone cliffs, luscious woodland and along the Voidomatis river, also a good place for a cooling dip.

Voidomatis Springs, near Vikos - the perfect place for a short, beautiful walk, amble amongst sheer limstone cliffs, luscious woodland and along the Voidomatis river, also a good place for a cooling dip.

Astra Restaurant - dine in dappled light under a vine-covered terrace and gaze up at the spectacular Astraka Towers. If the view alone isn't enough, the simple, yet undeniably delicious dishes on offer are all organic, with most of the produce reaching your plate just a few hours after being picked from the restaurant’s own allotments.

Astra Restaurant - dine in dappled light under a vine-covered terrace and gaze up at the spectacular Astraka Towers. If the view alone isn't enough, the simple, yet undeniably delicious dishes on offer are all organic, with most of the produce reaching your plate just a few hours after being picked from the restaurant’s own allotments.

Artsistas Houses - stay in one of these beautiful, self-catered houses, fantastically situated on the edge of the Zagori national park. Built to resemble a traditional hamlet, they have all the beautiful character with the benefit of stylish, modern interiors.

Artsistas Houses - stay in one of these beautiful, self-catered houses, fantastically situated on the edge of the Zagori national park. Built to resemble a traditional hamlet, they have all the beautiful character with the benefit of stylish, modern interiors.

The iconic images of the Zagori region are the 92 arched stone bridges that cross the rivers and link the paths

Exploring Zagori in Greece, famed for bears and bridges

The iconic images of the Zagori region are the 92 arched stone bridges that cross the rivers and link the paths

Greentraveller’s Guide introduces Zagori, but we know you love beach holidays, too, so we’ve extended our coverage to include the Epirus coast two hours away. We pinpoint the must-walk routes, provide insights into Zagori heritage and highlight sights known to Homer. We also reveal those small family hotels and restaurants that offer a local touch that makes a holiday special.

Greentraveller’s Guide introduces Zagori, but we know you love beach holidays, too, so we’ve extended our coverage to include the Epirus coast two hours away. We pinpoint the must-walk routes, provide insights into Zagori heritage and highlight sights known to Homer. We also reveal those small family hotels and restaurants that offer a local touch that makes a holiday special.

Kalogeriko Bridge, Kipi - the abundance of canyons in this area means the people of Zagori have long been expert bridge builders. Stretching 56m, this three part stone bridge has a reputation as the most beautiful,

Kalogeriko Bridge, Kipi - the abundance of canyons in this area means the people of Zagori have long been expert bridge builders. Stretching 56m, this three part stone bridge has a reputation as the most beautiful,

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