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Winter Nature Escape - Epirus

Discover in 6 days the untamed beauty of Epirus during the winter months, with snow-capped mountains, emerald rivers, and cozy evenings by the fireplace.


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3.500€ (for 2)

Day 1: Arrival in Giannena

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• Welcome to Epirus! Upon arrival at Ioannina National Airport, you'll be transferred to your cozy accommodation in the heart of Ioannina city.
• Spend the afternoon exploring the charming town of Ioannina, known for its historic sites, traditional architecture, and scenic lakeside promenades.
• Enjoy a delicious dinner at a local taverna, savoring authentic Epirotic cuisine and regional specialties.

Day 2: Zagorochoria Villages

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• Embark on a full-day excursion to the picturesque Zagorochoria villages, nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of the Pindus Mountains.
• Explore the quaint stone-built villages of Papigo, Mikro and Megalo Papingo, and admire their traditional architecture, cobblestone streets, and ancient churches.
• Discover the natural beauty of the Vikos Gorge, one of the deepest gorges in the world, with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and lush forests.
• Enjoy a leisurely hike or guided trek along scenic trails, immersing yourself in the pristine wilderness of the region.

Day 3: Metsovo and Vikos-Aoos National Park

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• Visit the charming mountain town of Metsovo, renowned for its rich history, cultural heritage, and artisanal crafts.
• Explore the town's cobblestone streets, visit local museums and art galleries, and admire traditional stone mansions and churches.
• Continue your journey to Vikos-Aoos National Park, a designated UNESCO Global Geopark, and marvel at its diverse ecosystems, pristine rivers, and rare wildlife.
• Enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, or wildlife spotting, and soak in the serene beauty of the natural surroundings.

Day 4: Ioannina Lake, Cave Exploration, and Shopping

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• Spend the day exploring the scenic shores of Lake Pamvotida in Ioannina, surrounded by lush forests and majestic mountains.
• Take a relaxing boat ride to the picturesque island of Nissi, home to the historic Ali Pasha's Castle and the charming village of Agios Nikolaos.
• Visit the remarkable Perama Cave, a fascinating underground world adorned with stunning stalactites and stalagmites, and learn about its geological significance and ancient history.
• Enjoy shopping in the vibrant streets of Ioannina town, browsing for unique souvenirs, artisanal crafts, and local products.

Day 5: Dodona Archaeological Site, Zitsa Winery, and Spa Treatment

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• Begin your day with a visit to the archaeological site of Dodona, one of the oldest and most significant ancient Greek oracle sites, known for its ancient theater and sacred oak tree.
• Explore the ruins of the ancient sanctuary, learn about its mythology and history, and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
• Continue your journey to the picturesque village of Zitsa, renowned for its scenic vineyards and traditional winemaking.
• Visit a local winery and indulge in a wine tasting experience, sampling a variety of local wines, including the famous Zitsa sparkling wine.
• Afterward, return to your hotel for a relaxing spa treatment, rejuvenating your body and mind amidst the tranquil surroundings of Epirus.

Day 6: Departure from Giannena

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• Bid farewell to Epirus as you transfer to Ioannina National Airport for your onward journey, carrying with you cherished memories of your winter nature escape in this enchanting region of Greece.

Includes:

  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Transfers to/from the airport
  • The various cultural and exploration tours
  • The tickets for boat tours
  • The tickets to museums and entrance to wineries
  • Personal tour guide (where offered)
  • 24-hour concierge service
  • Detailed digital travel guide
  • 1 Spa treatment each

Does not include:

  • Your airfare to and from Greece
  • Meals during the day. We have a large and up to date gastronomic guide with the best suggestions per destination.
  • Beach loungers
  • Gratuities
  • Transport within the destinations
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal chef and butler services
  • Hotel taxes