Zagorochoria Architecture

The distinctive traditional architecture of Epirus is well-demonstrated in the villages of Zagoria. The beautiful villages are perched on the mountains of Epirus surrounded by imposing hills, lush forests, steep gorges, and verdant ravines, an idyllic setting for the nature lovers. The rich landscape of Zagoria matches uniquely with the local architecture of the houses dominated by wood and stone.

During the Turkish occupation, in the 15th century, the villages of Zagoria Greece flourished greatly with the construction of two-storey houses, marble fountains, arched bridges, and magnificent churches. The characteristic wooden roofs of the mansions, narrow alleys, watermills, and monasteries are some of the examples of the sublime architecture in Epirus.

However, the architecture of Zagoria is also manifested on the planning of the streets and the available cobbled zigzagging paths, roads and bridges that connect the villages that form Zagoria. The villages are divided into three geographical areas the West, East, and Central Zagoria. Stunning examples of architecture can be found in Papigo and Monodendri. Similarly, in Skamneli you will see many restored mansions and churches hosting a lot of paintings from the 18th and the 19th century.

Visitors can enjoy their stay in many of the traditional hotels that have respected the traditional architecture.