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Epirus, a most fantastically unspoilt region of natural beauty
Exceptional mountain, gorge, rural and village scenery
Amazing spring and autumn colours
Views, views and more sensational views
We discovered the sensational and unique beauty of Epirus when we operated a spring flower tour there for the first time in 2015, and every year since. Anyone who has joined one of these tours would not, we are sure, disagree with the title of this tour as scenic it most certainly is, but the colours of spring and autumn provide a further spectacular element. Alongside the breath taking scenery, we will learn a little about the culture and history of this unique region and enjoy some of its delicious local gastronomy.
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Departing: 19th October 2018 at 05:55
Returning: 26th October 2018 at 11:35
Day 1: Fly from London Heathrow to Corfu. On arrival transfer to the Anemolia Hotel, Ioannina for a three-night stay.
Day 2: Tzoumeka. 47 unique and picturesque villages are among the treasures to be found in the rich, beautiful eastern Epirus region of Tzoumerka. We will visit just two of these, Syrakko and Kallarites, both cultural gems built in harmony with the outstanding environment.
Day 3: Metsovo. Built in a wonderful setting on the slopes of the Pindos Mountains, this authentic ‘Vlach’ village, a land of farmers and shepherds, retains a colourfully picturesque and traditional character. It has a reputation for excellent smoked cheeses, which we will discover during our visit.
Day 4: Journey to Zagoriahoria. We head to our second hotel, Philoxenia in Monodendri. We will journey via ‘God’s bridge’ and the village of Zitsa, enjoying plenty of fantastic scenery as we go.
Day 5: Agios Paraskevi Monastery, The Stone Forest and Mushrooms! We spend our day in and around Monodendri enjoying its highlights including lunch at a special ‘mushroom’ taverna.
Day 6: Vikos, Aristi, Papigos, Konitsa. We enjoy Western Epirus with more spectacular views, crystal clear rivers and, of course, an enticing taverna.
Day 7: The Stone Bridges of Epirus. A trademark of the region, these architectural masterpieces speak of bygone eras and breath taking beauty, and were a means of connecting the villages before modern roads appeared in the 1950’s. Lunch at ‘Little bear’ in Tsepelevo.
Day 8: Transfer to Corfu Airport for return flight to London Heathrow.
NB: Exact order or excursions may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion.
Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 18 passengers.
The itinerary for the 19th October departure may change slightly depending on the confirmed flight schedule, which isn’t available to date. If British Airways flights are not available for the October departure and Easyjet flights are finally confirmed, the last night of the tour may be spent at a hotel in Corfu rather than in Monodendri due to the advertised flight times. Once 2018 flight schedules have been released we will update this information with accurate details. All other details of the tour will remain exactly as advertised for both departures.
Anemolia Hotel, Ioannina
Situated just outside Ioannina, this attractive four-star hotel offers a high standard of accommodation and lovely views over the lake and countryside. Bedrooms are bright and airy, with a homely lobby and bar area. The hotel also has a gym, sauna and spa.
Anemolia Hotel Website
Philoxenia Hotel, Monodendri
Very comfortable family run traditional style three-star hotel. This hotel has a cosy, homely feel with welcoming public areas where you can relax and unwind.
Philoxenia Hotel Website
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A memorable holiday in a beautiful part of Greece. As always Jane Freeman was an excellent tour manager. Changes were made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond her control but the substituted tours were good. She also managed to re-arrange some daily excursions to avoid the inclement weather. Niko's driving in adverse conditions was superb. Both hotels were good but perhaps a little too remote. Also drawer and cupboard space in both hotels was very limited. BA check-in a bit of a shambles especially at Heathrow.
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