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#163 Bridge of Gkoumani

 

The bridge is sunken near the village of Ragio, on the road that leads to ancient Gitani. It is situated at the place where the rivers Kalamas and Kalpakiotikos meet. It was constructed between the late 19th century and the early 20th century.
 

Construction characteristics

 

  Arch Length: 9m

Arch Height: 1.10m

Deck Length: 14m

Deck Width: 2.65m

Condition: It has partly sunken in the artificial lake of Kalamas and in the trash that exists there.

Additional historical, cultural and touristic data

  Gitani flourished in the Hellenic period and was destroyed by the Roman troops of Aimilius Paulos, along with other cities of Epirus. It was built using the Ippodamos system and we can still see its big polygonal walls, its paved streets and the broad market which had commercial relations with the entire known world back then. The biggest site of the city, which is an archaeological jewel for Thesprotia, is the theater of Gitani that is built next to Kalamas River. The seats of the theater are all inscribed with Greek names. It is estimated that the theatre could sit 5000 people.

Northerly, closer to the coast, is located the village of Sagiada that attracts a few tourists that enjoy peace.

Those who are interested in alternative tourism can visit places that are located in Thesprotia, Filiates and Paramythia.

Filiates is the capital city of the region and it has a hostel. There are taverns that serve great food and stores where you can supply yourself with everything you need.

Having Filiates as a reference point, you can tour an extensive area (the municipality of Filiates is the largest municipality of Greece) and enjoy the landscapes and sites of the area.

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  Directions: Take the road from Ragio to ancient Gitani and you will find it after one kilometer to your right

Regional Unit: Thesprotia

Community: Ragio

River: Kalpakiotikos

Coordinates: N 39° 34΄38, 6΄΄ E 020° 15΄54, 4΄΄

Altitude: 17m

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