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#113 Zaloggogefiro

 


The bridge of Zaloggos is an arched stone bridge that is located on the border of Zaloggos with Vrosina of Ioannina prefecture. It bridges Zaloggos River, which pours its waters in Thyami or Kalamas River. It is a stone structure that was built with the money that was provided by the priory of Makryaleksi which was prosperous back then. Before the construction of the Ioannina-Igoumenitsa Highway, you had to pass the bridge of Zaloggos in order to reach Igoumenitsa or Paramythia from Ioannina.
 

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  It was built in 1605 and it bridges the Zaloggos River, which pours into Kalamas River. It is located on the border of Zaloggos with Vrosina of Ioannina prefecture and was built with the money that was provided by the priory of Makryaleksi which was prosperous back then. Its deck's width is 2m, but there are no parapets which is quite impressive. The bridge was built in 1605 and is a historical artifact for that area. It is a bold yet great structure, a jewel of folk architecture, which deflects the way the residents of that area lived and communicated. It is in very good condition after its recent repair.

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  The priory of St Paraskevi "Ntrazanitissa"

It was built in 1597 west if Vrosina village, on the top of a hill, whose three sides are surrounded by Kalamas River. The priory of St Paraskevi is also called "Ntrazanitissa" which comes from the homonymous plain that is located near it. It is worth visiting not only for its elegant structure but also because of the trip to it (about 500m from the village) is marvelous due to the fact that it follows the Kalamas River's current.

The priory of Holy Mary "Raidiotissa"

The priory was built in 1628 and has been classified as a historical monument. During the Ottoman Rule it met its most prosperous days, with a lot of dorms that were built on the edge of a steep ravine on the left side of Zaloggos River. The priory is ten minutes away from Vrosina village.

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  Directions: Follow the dirt road that leads from the village of Kato Zaloggo to the valley of Zaloggitikos, from there go on for 4km towards Vrosina.

County: Ioannina

Community: Kato Zaloggo

River: Zaloggitikos

Coordinates: N 39° 38΄01, 2΄΄ E 020° 31΄51, 8΄΄

Altitude: 120m

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