Living in Ioannina has many privileges. One of them is that the city is actually build in nature. The city is surrounded by forests and it also has a beautiful lake. A lot of magical locations are also within reach. One of these places is Zagorohoria. Zagorohoria is a network of 46 villages in the north east of Ioannina. The villages are small and build in the forests, high on the mountains. The houses are all build with stone which creates a very nice blending with the natural environment. Actually the word “Zagori” means “Behind the mountains”, which is based on the fact that these villages was positioned in such a way so that they are hidden from the Turks.
I spend the weekend at some of the villages and these are some of pictures I took. I didn’t visit the celebrity villages this time but the pictures give the general idea of how Zagorohoria looks. Unfortunately I didn’t took a picture of any bridge to show you. There are unnumbered bridges made of stone that you must see to believe! I will look in my photo archives and I will post some pictures later on.