Zagoria Aristi Village
Aristi village Zagoria: Aristi is a popular village in Western Zagoria. It is part of the Vikos-Aoos National Park and an ideal place for relaxing.The village of Aristi is on a crossroad, where one road leads to the villages of Megalo and Mikro Papingo. This road, crossed by the Voidomatis River, is quite narrow and has many sharp bents.
The natural scenery though is great. Many rafting and kayak routes start from this point. The other road leads to the main road from Ioannina to Konitsa. In case you drive, be careful because it is narrow and can be quite dangerous.If you visit Aristi, you should have lunch there. The epirotic pites, filled with cheese, meat or vegetables are highly recommended, as well as the local wine.
The central square of Aristi has some traditional cafes, from which you can admire the imposing church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary and its high belfry. There are also shops scattered all around beautiful paved alleys selling folkloric art items. Aristi also offers some accommodation options. You can visit a single-span bridge there, found across the Voidomatis river, as well as an impressive monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary Spiliotissa.
Monastery of Panagia Spiliotissa