Travel Blogs from Zagori
... upwards we noticed an older man running alongside the road with us waving us down. It was unmistakable that he was motioning to us so we stopped, assuming he was completely expecting a ride from us. We picked him up and he let us know he need to go to the center, which we thought was just a short ride up. It turned out that the center of town was a long way up the hill and it must have been customary for people needing to get there to flag down the next car that ...
... village of Vradeto, and then continue another two kilometers to the stunning Beloi, or "good viewpoint", over the unbelievably vast Vikos Gorge. We easily located the trailhead with the help of a friendly workman in the village and happily started off on the trail we'd traveled so far to hike. After dropping steadily into a narrow gorge, we crossed yet another two stone bridges and reached the first of the Vradeto Stairs. These stairs were built in the 16th Century ...
... the bathtub were operated, our hosts left us alone and we thought, "A bathtub? In Greece?" Nothing at all like what we'd been seeing to that point.
At about 7pm we headed out for a walk-around of the old town and it was all surprisingly very quiet. Old European cities are never completely free of people walking about since it's not a car-centric culture but the action was mild for this time of day, we thought. We found a great little restaurant across ...
... search!! Very easy to follow the road signs but of course we had the ever helpful Jane along to make sure we didn't go astray. Just driving along we saw a Brown tourist sign so pulled over and sure enough there was a stone bridge, nice of them to make it so easy for us to find! Just as we were leaving a car with 2 couples pulled in.. they ended up "stalking" us all morning as they obviously had the same day planned... at each stop we'd start chatting a bit more to them and found ...
... there are little cobbled laneways crisscrossing the village everywhere and neither one of us seems to have the built in compass that GJ has so we "went the scenic route" back to the main square where we needed a much deserved refreshment.. Deb had her first Retsina of the trip, she's been wanting to have one since the day we arrived, and I had a red wine... of course!! Along with our drinks came a plate of giant beans in tomato sauce ( not like our tomato sauce but a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility