Bridges

#120 Bridge of Kefali

 


You can find the bridge on your left side when driving from Leykothea to Kokkinohoma. It is arched and is in very good condition after the maintenance work that was done in 2006. Unfortunately the date of its construction is unknown. The bridge at the Kefalis spring bridges Smolitsas. The huge spring is located below the cliff and supplies the river with plenty of water.
 

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  The bridge at the Kefalis spring bridges Smolitsas

It is arched and is in very good condition after the maintenance work that was done in 2006. The huge spring is located below the cliff and supplies the river with plenty of water. The arc's length is estimated to be 2.30m and its height is 4.60m (3.40+1.20) m. The deck length of the bridge is pretty large when compared with the rest of its dimensions and is 7m while its width is 1.90m.

Additional historical, cultural and touristic data

  Monastery of Prophet Elias

The monastery of Prophet Elias is built at an altitude of 780m on top of the homonymous hill in Zitsa. The hill was rich with large old oaks, some of which are still there. The monastery, according to some data, was transferred from the opposite hill of Ailia to its current position in 1598. In the past it had prospered and gained many estates and huge facilities. There is a chapel in the name of Prophet Elias located in the middle of the monastery which was preserved till now and it has a dome and has murals and other religious paintings.

Wine Festival of Zitsa

While waiting for the harvest to begin, the residents of Zitsa for thirty years, every second half of August, bring a touch of fun and revelry to the area. The events are accompanied by dancers from Eleousa, the community of Zitsa and other Greek regions that present local dances and events. The wine festival of Zitsa attracts hundreds of people, both residents and visitors, to the hill of the Monastery of Prophet Elias, who come to enjoy the good wine of Zitsa and the traditional music and songs by distinguished artists.

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  Directions: You can find the bridge on your left side when driving from Leykothea to Kokkinohoma

Regional Unit: Ioannina

Community: Leykothea

River: Smolitsas

Coordinates: N 39° 41΄12, 5΄΄ E 020° 39΄21, 5΄΄

Altitude: 341m

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