STARTING OUT FROM MONOPATIA
Visits to places of historical and folkloric interest, hiking in the forest, sports that raise your adrenalin levels and bring you closer to nature, as well as other activities such as collecting wild mushrooms and truffles, are creative ways to spend your free time and experience something new.
Against a backdrop of stone, water and forest, the charm of a past era remains alive in the villages of the Zagori, thanks to the region’s geography. Green mountainsides, rivers that course through sheer gorges, stone mansions, cottages, bridges and chapels are typical of the area which is home to 1700 types of flora and rare specimens of fauna such as the alpine newt and the golden eagle. The gurgling of pristine streams, picturesque settlements and the play of sunlight in the clouds on the lofty mountain peaks combine to create a true paradise on earth.
The region boasts at least 36 stone footpaths and 60 bridges which were constructed in the 18th-19th centuries and have been conserved in excellent condition. At every turn you encounter a wonder of nature or of human craftsmanship.
FOR STRONG PLAYERS
Do you want to listen to the sounds of the forest, to hike along one of the thousands of trails, or, if you are an athletic type, to take part in one of the sports that the area offers? MONOPATIA Resort, in collaboration with companies specialising in alternative tourism, can put you in touch with groups engaged in rafting, monoraft, kayak, canyoning, hot dog, hydrospeed, and river trekking activities on the Aoos, Voidomatis, Arachthos, Venetikos and Kalarytikos rivers. You can ski and snowboard at Vasilitsa, or go trekking, mountain climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, or cross-country skiing on the famous mountain peaks of the northern Pindus range. You can also go horse riding, practice archery, drive an atv (all terrain vehicle) or jeep, trek through a gorge or go paragliding.
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