Sights

During your stay in our hotel you’ll have the chance to visit the region’s sights and try a variety of activities offered. The most important sightseeing places are :

In Syrrako village:

In this historic village of Epirus, home of great poets, benefactors, merchants and chieftains you can visit :

  • The Folklore Museum: «Erminia Fotiadou»
  • K. Krystallis’ Museum: The house of greek poet Kostas Krystallis operates as a folkore museum and a library.
  • K. Avdikos folkore museum: The traditional house built in 1880 is a fine example of the cultural level in Syrrako and the way of living 150 years ago.
  • The Temple of St. Nicolas: Built in the 18th century

and quench your thirst at the stone fountain (“goura”) under the wonderful stone dome or have a walk at the cobbled road and admire the house architecture.

In region:

  • Monastery of Kipina: This monastery is found near the location Christoi. It is definitely the most impressive monastery of Epirus because of its unique place.

    It was built in 1212 by the archbishop Grigorios in a cave above the gorge of River Kalaritikos. It causes awe and admiration as it has “scrambled” on the vertical rock. It has several cells, it has a dome, while its interior is embellished by splendid murals that date back in the 18th century. Behind the temple there is an impressive cave that is 270 meters long, while the access to the path that exists by the side of the monastery is achieved via an astonishing pendent bridge.

  • Monastery of Viliza: This monastery is found near the village Matsouki and one can get there from a quite steep, but not inaccessible path. The name “Viliza”, which comes from the Latin word vigilo that means “stay awake”, was given to it due to

    its location. It is found in about 1.050 meters altitude from where one can observe everything. It is not known precisely when the monastery was built, a sign however informs us that it has been renovated in 1783. It has many cells that surround the temple with the splendid murals of 1797. In the yard of the monastery there is one more temple dedicated in Ioannis the Precursor. This second temple’s walls have been painted since 1737. It has a gilt woodcut temple with splendid icons. We recommend you to visit it!!

  • Bridge of Plaka: It is the biggest one-stringer bridge of the Balkans. The height of its main arch (since it also has twofalse arches) is 20 meters, its length is 40 meters and its width in the highest point of its arc reaches 3.20 meters. It is found on the way after Kalentzi and it was built in 1866 by Kostas Bekas. The conditions under which it was built were particularly episodic because of the ugly weather. The only consequence however was a light divergence in the bridge. Apart from its aesthetic value, the bridge is also known for its big historical value. It constituted a border between free Greece and the parts that were occupied by the Turks. Moreover,

    the known “Settlement of Plaka” between the organizations ELAS and EDES was signed on its arch during the civil war.

  • Cave of Anemotripa : The Cave of Anemotripa is found very close to the road that leads to the village Pramanta. A particularly impressive space with exceptionally rich decor waits for you in its interior. This decor is constituted by a big variety of stalactites, which begin from the roof of the rocks and stalagmites, which begin from the ground. In the end of the cave, which is 350 meters long, there are beautiful small lakes and a small underground river. This is rare, as in very few caves in Greece there exists an underground river. The wealth of figures and colours, the variety of shapes and the magnificence of the space cannot but move you. Do not miss it!! 
  • Summer dirt routes (May to October) in Syrrako mountains (peaks at 2000m with wonderfull view) , where you can visit small churches buried underground or inside caves (Ag. Paraskevi, Agioi Apostoli).