The group will begin its return journey through Via Egnatia. We hope that this trip has achieved its goal of bringing you in contact with a region of Greece laden with history, a region of remarkable beauty and full of extremely interesting secrets.
1st Option: Visit to Ioannina (2 days) – Optional
Ioannina is the capital city of Epirus and is considered to be one of Greece’s most beautiful cities. Seated next to Lake Pamvotida, Ioannina has a rich story and succeeds in its try to harmoniously combine a historically heavily-laden past with a modern, contemporary character. The alleys, the traditional manors, the squares and countless historic monuments of this city, combined with the region’s unrivaled natural beauty make Ioannina a first-class destination, bound to enchant even the most demanding traveler.
The Perama Cave, the island of Kyra Frosini in the Ioannina Lake, the Ioannina castle, the magnificent old city, the traditional stores and the old mansions are only a small taste of the city’s charm.
A guided tour of the ancient theatre of the area and the Dodona oracle (22 km outside of Ioannina) can be arranged. The theatre has a capacity of 17,000 spectators and is one of the best-preserved theatres of the ancient world.
Visit to the Tsouka monastery (20 km outside of Ioannina), which is considered to be the prettiest and most significant male monastery of Ioannina. The monastery is situated south-east of the village Elliniko, almost on the brink of the Arachthos River cave.
In Elliniko we will also visit the “Theodoros Papagiannis” Museum of Contemporary Art. It is a uniquely interesting contemporary art museum, whose exhibits concern solely the geographic region of Epirus and its history.
Ioannina is a city full of opportunities, which can satisfy all tastes. Nature lovers can enjoy walks in the beautiful scenery, while those seeking a romantic getaway will be thrilled by the boat rides in the clear waters of the lake and the strolls around the charming old city. The boldest of travelers will undoubtedly find delight in the extreme sport possibilities offered, which will give them the chance to lose themselves in the wilderness. The group will be accommodated in a hotel in the city of Ioannina.
2nd option: The Zagorohoria (2 days)
The Zagorohoria, a network of 46 traditional villages, is aptly named the jewel of Epirus; Zagorohoria have a unique picturesque and hospitable character and are surrounded by lush green forests and rivers. Seated in an area of unrivaled natural beauty, Zagorohoria are known for the distinctive architecture and the historic bridges. They offer unlimited options for all kinds of activities, whether of an athletic nature (climbing, canoe/kayak, rafting), nature-loving (walking, riding, trekking) or spiritual (visits to monasteries and institutions). The group will be accommodated in one of the Zagorohoria villages, the Ano Pedina village.
The packages are available upon request for any week starting from March 1st until November 30th 2015.
The package includes:
• All transfers according to schedule
• Accommodation for 5 nights
• Daily breakfast
• 1 meal in a traditional winery
• Guided tours and wine-tasting in 5 wineries
• Guided tour of the Pella archaeological museum