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Tsepelovo Zagori

Tsepelovo Zagori

Tsepelovo is the biggest of Zagorochoria villages. It is located 36 klm from Ioannina city.It is build on an altitude 1140 meters.Tsepelovo is a traditional village, known since the 16th century. In 1868 it was the capital of the Turkish authorities Zagoriou. The village is immersed in the mountain surrounded by forest.


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Paxos, the love nest of Neptune

Paxos, the love nest of Neptune

The more northerly part of the harbour, Maneskos, is deeper. Larger vessels are able to dock here. The name Gaios comes from Agios Gaios, who brought Christianity to the island. His tomb is in the sanctuary of the church of the Holy Apostles, where there are some noteworthy frescoes. According to tradition, soil from the tomb has medicinal properties and can be used in the treatment of snakebite. The islands most brilliant festival is on 29th June, when there is a celebration for both the Holy Apostles and Agios Gaios. The Byzantine as well as the Venetian periods promoted development of the islands both economically and culturally. Significant monuments, exemplifying these two periods are found among some island churches, dating back to the palaeo-Christian period, and the Venetian fortress respectively. White and imposing, the hermits cliff takes its name from a monk who lived here in old days, subsisting off the roots which he collected on the mountain. The only harbour on Antipaxi with level land on the shore in Agrapidia. Larger vessels do not moor there, the water being too shallow. The only village, Agrapidia, is set amid vineyards. The beautiful beaches of the island can be reached with speedboats, which every day shuttle to and fro with tourists from Paxi. There are some small tavernas where one can find food and relaxation after a day at the beach. There is a stream of fresh water coming into the sea at Kaloroi Beach. Antipaxi is a place for a quiet, peaceful holiday.Agios Nikolaos: This picturesque small island with its chapel, its old windmill and the ruins of a Venetian fortress built in 1423, occupies a prominent position at the entrance to the harbour of Gaios. The view from here is magnificent. The Monastery of the Panagia is situated on the small island of Panagia which can be seen by the visitor on entering the harbour of Gaios. Each year on 15th August, her feast day, boiled meat is served to the faithful. The rocky seashores and the clear waters are ideal for swimming. The village of Lakka took its name from its position. Its houses are built at a low elevation and close to the sea. The view from the lighthouse is superb. It is worth visiting the Ellinospito, a kind of fort, where the locals sought refuge when pirates came to the island. Similarly of interest is the Ipapandis Church, built in 1774. Renaissance elements can be seen in its ornamentation. One could also visit the Sea Cave of Ipapandis, which is said to communicate with the church and with the Grammatikos Mansion. Longos nestles amidst dense vegetation, which reaches as far as the harbour. The shallowness of the water makes it impossible for larger vessels to dock. The beaches of Levrechio, Marmari, Kipo and Kipiadi are suitable for swimming, windsurfing, and also camping. If the visitor is looking for unspoilt beaches, Fikia and Glyfada are worth visiting. Also of interest is the oil-press of the Anemogiannis family, one of the oldest families of Paxi. The churches of Agios Nikolaos, patron of sailors, and Zoodochou Pigi, have some frescoes of interest to a visitor. Ozias is the islands second largest village after Gaios. Of interest to the visitor are the ruins of the early Christian church of Agia Marina and the rocks with holes in them from the wind, a remarkable natural phenomenon.


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Kalambaka, a city built below the rock of the Meteora

Kalambaka, a city built below the rock of the Meteora

kalambaka hotels : Every year, millions of visitors come from all over the world in order to admire and honour Meteora. If its needed, they stay at Kalampaka and Kastraki. Kalampaka is a city of rich history and important monuments. The one of the greatest importance is the Holy Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary that is at the north-eastern part of the city under the very high rock of Aea. The city of Kalampaka is built on the feet of the Meteora and it is at the left side of the river Pinios at the point that it enters the plain of Thessaly. It is the starting place for those visitors who wish to be familiar with the monuments and the magnificent sites of Aspropotamos of Hasia, of Koziakas and especially of the Meteora. The city of Kalampaka is the capital of the homonymous province that takes up the north-western part of the prefecture of Trikala. There, one can find nice hotels, modern campings, restaurants, tourist shops, etc. The ancient name of the city was Aeginion. This is how it is mentioned in the Hellenistic and Roman years because of the great importance of its position. The name Aeginion is witnessed from an enshrined inscription on the wall that is at the eastern part of the church of Saint John the Baptist. At the beginning of the 10th century (901-907) Kalampaka of today is mentioned as Stagi, a name that is reserved until today as a Metropolitan title. Many travellers passed through Kalampaka from the ancient years until today and they refer to it by the name Aeginion or by the name Stagi or by its present name Kalampaka. At the north-eastern part of the city exists the picturesque neighbourhood of Sopotos, under the rock of the Holy Trinity (east) and the rock of Alsos (north). In the city there are many small churches -country chapels of post Byzantine age. In fact, many of them have admirable hagiographies.The cathedral church of Saint Vissarion is constructed in the honour of Saint Metropolitan of Larissa, who was the founder and the owner of the Monastery of Dusikos. The church has been hagiographied entirely by John Albanis. The Byzantine church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary is the most important and most imposing monument of Kalampaka which constitutes a point of reference and adoration for all the faithful people. Despite the significant efforts that have been materialised, it is obvious the abandonment on behalf of the people in change for the systematic maintenance of the temple and the environmental space, too. Let us hope that UNESCO, the European Community and mostly the Greek state will be interested in the maintenance of this appreciable monument of Orthodoxy before it is too late. The church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, which is found in the old city, was erected between the 10th and the 11th century on the ruins of an old Christian "basilica" church. The order (way of building) is "trikliti" (triforium) basilica of mixed type "it has very high and lit the intermediate "klitos" (aisle) of the narthex and the "trivilo". The outer narthex was added in the 16th century. In the southern wall there are surrounded with wall externally a lot of ancient parts of bas-reliefs (rodakes representations wrought in relief, signs, capes etc.), as well as old Christian sculpture with a vine-shoot. From the sculpture decoration of the Byzantine basilica, the oldest is the marble "kivorio" (tomb) of the Holy Altar found in the Sanctuary. Special interest presents the unique in Greece marble pulpit that imposingly is raised at the centre of the intermediate "klitos" in front of the Holy Gate. It has been reconstructed to its biggest part from architectural parts of the old pulpit. The murals of the church are dated from the 12th until the 16th century and are of exceptional interest. A lot of murals were created in 1573 by priest Kiriazis and by Neofytos, son of the eminent painter Theofanis from Crete. The most important of the temples portable pictures is the both sides painted picture, which on the one side portrays the Assumption of Virgin Mary and on the order the Christs Crucifixion. The two now separate, pictures after the theft and their restoration are kept in the Varlaam Monastery of the Meteora. The wood carved temple of the church belongs to the appreciable work of the post Byzantine wood carving and it was created during the 17th century. In a little depth on the front left part of the main temple, part of a mosaic flooring had been revealed. As we enter the temple on the northern wall of the inner narthex they are written, with capital letters writing, the "golden bull" of the Emperor Andronikos c Paleologos 1336 with which the borders of the Bishopric of Stagi are determined and privileges are granted, as well as the "sigilio" (the Patriarchs edict) of the Ecumenical "universal". Patriarch Antonios D 1393 with which the privileges of the Bishopric of Stagi - that various emperors of Byzantium had granted occasionally are renewed. Impressive and imposing is also the churchs bell tower, found on the northern side of the entrance in the grounds of the church.


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Macedonia Airport - Flights Schedule

Macedonia Airport - Flights Schedule

Airport MACEDONIA | (info) +30 2310 473212 | (reclaim department) +30 2310 471 560. Also information on the companies aircraft operating to or from Macedonia Airport will find below:OLYMPIC AIRWAYS (Information) - +30 2310 368 311OLYMPIC AIRWAYS (Reservations) - +30 2310 368 666OLYMPIC AIRLINES (Airport) - +30 2310 408 411AEGEAN AIRLINES - +30 2310 239225 - +30 2310 239226ALITALIA - +30 2310 471372 - +30 2310 257707AUSTRIAN AIRLINES - +30 2310 471220JAT - +30 2310 268332SWISS AIRLINES - +30 2310 471481 - +30 2310 471466GOLD AIR - +30 2310 236454CYPRUS AIRWAYS - +30 2310 272531 - +30 2310 228352TAROM - +30 2310 250598CSA - +30 2310 472326


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Kipi Zagori

Kipi Zagori

Village Kipi or Mbagia in Zagori / Zagorochoria is abstains just 38 km from Ioannina city."Mpagia" is a Slavic word and means "bath". The village was called like that due to the impressive nature and the natural "pools" featured by the rivers around it.Mpagia or Kipi is the only village that is built amphitheatrically in a slope, So the travaller can admire all the region just with a glance.


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Corfu, the island that fascinated poets and kings

Corfu, the island that fascinated poets and kings

The exceptional geographical position of Corfu determined, from the beginning, the role that the island was destined to play. Crossing point and meeting place of ideas and of human coexistence, melting pot of civilizations, managed to fuse together harmoniously the often-contradictory trends and to exhibit a cultural identity quite unique and different from the rest parts of Greece. The coexistance of Romans and Byzantines with locals, enriched with immigrants from southern Italy and Sicily, Venice and later France, England, Malta and other Mediterranean countries, fused together with Jews and waves of refugees from the Turk-occupied Greece and Crete (especially after the fall of Candia), makes the city a place of exemplary complexness, the multicultural character of which, is reflected on the arts and the lettered, on the social life of the city and suburbs.The inclination of corfiots to the spectacles, the music and the opera is the result of the living history and coexists with the deepest respect for the national and religious symbols. The western style of the buildings and of the artistic expression, of the customs and the musical tradition constitutes the expression of the cultural osmosis of Corfu with the West. A procedure that, despite the predictions to the opposite, left the Eastern Greek Orthodox Dogma untouched, in times that the Eastern Christianity, in her historical borders, was either savagely oppressed or ceased to exit.


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Skiathos, the green island of Sporades

Skiathos, the green island of Sporades

The city of Skiathos is the only built-up area of the island. It is built on the southeastern tip of the island in a windless bay which separates the island of Bourtzi in two. It is a relatively new settlement, built in 1829 - 1830 on the site of the ancient city, on two hills situated at the edge of the sea. The ancient settlement was built in 800 BC. The large natural port of the modern city is ideal in shape and in location. This has been a basic element in regulating the life on the island both in the old and in the modern times.In the modern city of Skiathos, the houses are small and simple, with two floors in their majority and built amphitheatrically one next to the other. The streets are narrow without any typical planning apart from few parts in the city. Bourtzi is a small peninsula which separates the port of Skiathos in two. In the past it was a fort, which was established by the Gizi brothers who occupied Skiathos in 1207. It was surrounded by walls battlements and embrasures and on the left and right of the gate there were two round towers.


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Papigo Zagori

Papigo Zagori

Papigo is one of the villages of the residential, cultural and historical unity of Zagoria. The particular layout, lush vegetation of the region and the unique wilderness of the landscape attract many visitors from Greece and abroad, all year round. Divided into two "neighborhoods", the Big and Small, which is built at the foot of Astraka beneath imposing towers and fabulous Drakolimni, Papigo has a tradition of exceptional hospitality and unique way of maintaining the territorial and cultural organization of local community.


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