Zagori (Slavic for 'behind the mountains') is a geographical area consisting of 46 traditional mountain villages, pine forests, traditional stone bridges, and a wealth of flora and fauna.
Papigo in western Zagori is built on the sides of Mount Astraka and consists of two areas: Small (Mikro) and Great (Megalo) Papigo - both have kept their traditional appearance with large manor houses, cobbled streets and fresh mountain springs.
Drakolimni is the biggest lake in the Vikos-Aoos National Park and is located in the mountains of Timfi.
Vikos Gorge is in the Vikos-Aoos National Park and crosses west and central Zagori. It is approximately 12 kilometres long and its cliffs reach 1200 metres.
Monodendri is one of the most beautiful and well-known of the traditional Zagori settlements. The large square, manor houses and churches reflect the wealth of its citizens during the Turkish occupation. The settlement is home to the 15th century monastery of St Paraskevi and the 17th century Church of St. Minas.
Hotels to visit
This small luxury hotel sits at the highest point of Mikro Papigo with stunning views over the Vikos Gorge as well as Mikro and Megalo Papigo villages.
Built by local stonemasons it retains the traditional character of Zagorian architecture, but offers comfort and luxury of a modern hotel.
This grand building has been a family-run hotel since the 1980s. A warm welcome and tasty food awaits!
W Wright (UK), November, 2021
J Wolinski, UK, Oct 2021
R Tookey, UK, Sept 2016
P Thomson, UK, August 2016