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1-Trip packages-Epirus Culture Week, 7 Days(Trekh-16 )2011-040

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Epirus Culture Week, 7 Days


Explore the traditional villages and archaeological sites of Epirus

Trip Highlights:
•    Visit the most interesting parts of Epirus
•    Ancient sites (Nikopolis, Nekromanteio, Dodoni, Amvrakia)
•    Shopping in Ioannina market and Metsovo
•    Visit some of the traditional villages of Epirus
•    Traditional architecture (many stone bridges, houses, gravel paths, etc)
•    Old monasteries
•    Different types of landscapes

Day by Day itinerary:

Day 1: Nikopolis, Parga
Arrive in Preveza Airport. Take a car and visit the archaeological site of Nikopolis. Then, drive to Acheron River and visit Nekromanteio also called the Gates of Hades, where the ancient Greeks contacted the underworld. Continue to Parga, a small and beautiful town by the Ionian Sea. O/N in Parga

Day 2: Dodoni, Ioannina
to ancient Dodoni
and visit the archaeological site. Continue to Ioannina and visit the Castro. Enjoy walking through Ali Pascha’s palace and savour a beautiful view of Ioannina and the surrounding mountains. In the evening dinner in one of the restaurants by the lakeside and enjoy the serene landscape of the lake at night.
O/N in Ioannina

Day 3: Konitsa, Burazani
to Konitsa. On the way visit Kleidonia’s
stone bridge over the Voidomatis river and enjoy a walk to Voidomatis Gorge (1,5 hrs total). Next visit Molivdoskepasti Monastery. In the evening arrive in Konitsa. O/N Konitsa

Day 4: Zagori
to Monodendri village
, one of the most beautiful villages in Zagori. On the way we will make short stops to a number of traditional villages (Aristi, Pedina, and Vitsa). Evening walk to Agia Paraskevi, a beautiful monastery built in 1412 AC over the Vikos Canyon. O/N in Monodendri


Day 5: Metsovo
to Kipi village
with short stops to many beautiful stone bridges, small chapels or other villages. Continue driving through the forests of east Zagori to Metsovo, a traditional shepherd’s village. Metsovo is famous for its smoked cheese; the grilled meat is a delight too! O/N in hotel

Day 6: Tzoumerka
to the gorgeous Tzoumerka Mountains, and visit two of the most beautiful villages in that area, Sirrako
and Kalarrites. Next visit Kipina monastery situated over a canyon. The monastery was built in 1212 AC. Drive to Kedros village for O/N.

Day 7: Arta
Drive to Amvrakikos Gulf, a system of wetlands, rich in birds and flora. You’ll visit Rodia wetland using boats and see some of the traditional fishing techniques. Transfer to the airport or bus station and departure.

End of services

2-3 participants:     950,00 euro   
4-11 participants:   860,00 euro
12-16 participants: 810,00 euro

Available Dates: Any date upon request from April - November 2011

•    6 overnights in double or twin rooms
•    English speaking guide
•    Transportation starting from Preveza or Ioannina airport.
•    Expenses for guide and driver
•    14 meals
•    Entrances fees in museums

Not included:
•    Flights to/from Epirus
•    Personal expenses
•    Drinks during meals
•    Personal insurance


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