#94 Bridge of Mazia


It is a stone road bridge that is located in Mazia of Ioannina which served the old road that connected Mazia with Ioannina.


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  Mikro Peristeri (Alt. 990m) is where the Municipality of Egnatia is seated. The village is situated on southeastern slopes of Mt Peristeri, below the Pyrgos peak (alt 1642) and consists of the small settlements Gerakari, Raxoula, Palaiochori, where the watermill, the "nerotrivi" (=a device that uses the water power to better wash clothes, rugs, etc) and the Monastery of the Assumption of Holy Mary (14th century). There is a trail that leads from Mikro Peristeri to Mirgiana, on the Kalogiros peak (alt 2041) after a three hour course. You can reach Megalo Peristeri from Mikro Peristeri if you return to the highway then after 2km you turn left and go up on the road that passes the bridge of Metsovitikos.

Megalo Peristeri is located 43km from Ioannina and consists of scattered settlements that often bear the names of their founders, such as Kerasia, Ampelakia, Karyofyto, Kastri and Milies. Very interesting are the churches of St. Athanasius (17th century), St. Varvara, of St. Theodor, St. Demetrius, St. George and St. Paraskevi, the village's watermill and the building of the old primary school. There is a trail that leads from Megalo Peristeri to the Diamanti pass and from there to the Tsoukarela peak (alt. 2249) which is found after a five hour course.

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  Directions: When driving from Ioannina to Mazia you can see the bridge on your left as soon as you enter Mazia.

Regional Unit: Ioannina

Community: Mazia

Coordinates: N 39° 49΄00.33΄΄ E 020° 57΄15.72΄΄

Altitude: 710m

Type: Road Bridge

Condition: Good

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