Alternative Activities

Alternative Activities Pogoniou

 

Intro

 In the northwestern part of the continent, in the lap verdant mountains, lies the region of Pogoni. Nature has endowed the border corner of Epirus with lush greenery which cross gurgling rivers and areas of unspoilt natural beauty and value, such as Gormos valley, Delvinakiou lake and Merope forest, complement the natural wealth.

 

Activities of alternative tourism

 

A network of tagged and non-tagged paths covers most of Pogoni. The Naturalist Mountaineering Association has recorded the bulk of them.

Bike routes

Cyclists will meet in Ano Kalama many interesting trails to gravel roads and trails.

Every year in June, organized cycling with the participation of many bicycles and especially children.

Routes for horses

Separate trails for riding there Joined areas of the Municipality, the most interesting of which starts from Ano Parakalamos passes underneath Kouklious, the valley, the lake Riahovo under the Mazaraki between Vrontismeni and Repetistas, bridge Limpousdas, Parakalamos, Derveni, Sitaria, Mavronoros, Aghia Paraskevi, resulting again in Ano Parakalamos.

Accommodation

 

Rooms in Lower Merope

Name: Fraternal Lower Merope

Category: C

Beds: 7

Hotel in Vissani

Name: Virtue

Category: C

Number of Beds: 12

Rooms in Delvinaki

Name: Municipal Development Enterprise Delvinakiou

Category: B

Number of beds: 12

Rooms at Oraiokastro

Name: Dimitrios Schizas

Category: B

Number of Beds: 24

Rooms in Dolo

Name: Christopher Costaras

Category: A

Number of Beds: 12

Points of Historical and Cultural Interest

 

One of the villages that played a special role in the development of the region is Delvinaki. In the traditional village stand the important religious institutions, such as the central church of the Assumption.

The Parakalamos or Pogdoriani , as was the previous name, was the most important economic and administrative centers in the area of Pogoni.

In Visiani found the Abbey Abel. The historic monastery dating from the 18th century with the most likely date to 1760, and renovated in 1776.

Near Kalpaki in a wooded hillside, is the Monastery of Vellas. The cult band stands out both for its elegant architecture and the church building and the temporal important religious and spiritual work which he serves.

In place Opagia, Agios Georgiosof the  settlement Dolianon, is one of the most important historical sites of the region Pogoniou. Archaeological surveys have taken place in the area have brought to light two early Christian basilicas of time and a fortification tower.

 

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