The region of Zagoria has 46 traditional villages perched on the dense green mountainsides. All villages have a traditional architecture with stone houses, paved paths, and roofs with grey tiles. Most tourist villages are Papigo, Monodendri, and Aristi.
Some hotels and accommodation are located around these villages.
Guide to 11 villages
Discover our guide to 11 Zagorochoria villages. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Zagorochoria. For the most popular ones, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.
Description: Megalo Papigo is the most tourist village of Zagoria, however it hasn't lost its authentic style. Due to tourism, Papigo is lively all year round.
Description: Mikro Papigo is a lovely village with great views. Along with Megalo Papigo, there are the most popular villages of Zagoria.
Description: A typical traditional village, Monodendri is constructed at an altitude of 1,060 metres. From there starts a trekking path to the Gorge of Vikos.
Description: A picturesque village with stone houses and paved paths, Vitsa is situated at an altitude of 960m. The settlement constists of two villages, Ano and Kato Vitsa.
Description: Asprageloi is the first village of Zagoria to reach on the way from Ioannina. Built on the slopes of a mountainside, Aspraggeloi distinguishes for its stone houses and the beautiful nature.
Description: A lovely village with traditional architecture, Aristi is located on the edge of the Vikos-Aoos Natural Reserve.
Description: Ano Pedina is a beautiful village that distinguishes for its traditional architecture and the beautiful nature.
Location: Built on an altitude of 900m, 32km away from Ioannina.
Description: A mountainous village, popular for its traditional character.
Description: A traditional village at an altitude of 800 metres, Kipi has interesting architecture. A centre for extreme spots has its base in this village.
Description: A beautiful traditional village with typical architecture, Tsepelovo is the starting point for many trekking paths.
Description: At an altitude of 770 metres, this village is included in the borders of the Vikos-Aoos Natural Reserve. The trekking paths give visitors the chance to enjoy the beauty of the region.