Welcome to The Epirus in our Villages Agia and Anthousa
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A Sunbath on the beautiful beaches, making a round trip and an excursion, enjoying a culinair traditional top deilight and tasting the delicious regional Liqueurs. Relaxing in the Spa-Wellness Beauty Centers and taking an excellent Massage…
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Relax, Enjoy…because you deserve it!
Day Trips and Excursions to see the Monastirs, Castles, Villages, The Pindos Nature and breathtaking viewings over the Ionian Sea. Hidden areas and Beaches, Mistery, Legends and Sagas, Healthy Power points and Beauty!
All on the Coastline of the Ionian Sea!
Our Private Tour Guides like to show you all!
Events, Beach Parties, Music
Pleasure, Having Fun, Dancing…
We want to see you Happy as we want to seen you back!
“We offer you a Holiday with unforgettable Day Trips, Excursions, Events, an Culinair Enjoy and Memorable souvenirs. A Vacation what will remain in your memory for a very long time…“
“…There is a land, a blessed country, with a rich history what has a wonderful area named The Epirus, where you find hard working heroes, farmers, philosophers, astronomers, physicians and artists….. An area where you can feel the thousands of years with an untouched Nature with Wild Life and Pitouresk Villages with their Monastirs, Castles and little Monumentals. Shaped by their Myths and Legends. Surrounded by the Ionian See. Herbs, Olive Groves, Mountain Honeys. Their own Local Wines and Liqueurs. Traditional hand made Souvenirs. Hiking Trails and before you are just sitting on a rock and observing the Ionian see, you will feel the sunshine, smell the herbs and the sea salt, and feel the flow of eternal energy of this Magical area….Enjoy your Holiday!”
Day Trip:1Agia – Anthousa
Our Best Seller…A Must have Seen!
Two villages, in the Mountains, connected by the Ali Pasha Castle in Trycofor. The Castle with a Story, where the battles were fought. The villages with the narrow streets and the little monumentals. The most Pitoresk Villages of the Epirus. The smallest villages with an Ancient Mysterious history and a story. Sturdily and Fine at the maintime. Surrounded with untouched Nature and Wildlife, Olive groves and the Ionian Sea. Villages where life is lived and the Greek Traditions still exist. Here you will find hard Working heroes, Farmers, Artists and Book writers, Singers and Dancers. The Villages where the Events take place.
Your Tour Guide, how will pick you up, will tell you a lot about the Myths and legends as the Mysticim history and the stories about these villages with their magical power. The tour is partly walking and partly by car. The roundtrip is through the North Epirus, and you will go through the Nature and see the breathtaking viewings in Karavostasi, Arilla, Sivota and Perdika.
During the trip you will visit the Castle, the Monastirs, Windmill, Museum, the Bio Pasta and Olive Oil Fabrics and the Coffee House. In the Coffe house you will take a break as you will taste the Home made traditional Delicasies at this place. You will visit the excellent Sarakiniko Beach where a Beach barbecue can be aranged (to be ordered in advance).
At the end of the Tour, your Tour guide will escort you to one of the Traditional Top Quality Restaurants where you can enjoy an excellent dinner. The locations of the cozy Taverns to taste Local made Wines and Liqueurs will be shown. And during your dinner on this sultry summer evening, the Sunset will color the view of surroundings and will go down behind The Ali Pasha Castle in the Ionian Sea, you will realise you are tasting the fine herbs of life, in an environment like in a fairy tale…
“Ali Pasha was born into a Muslim family. Regardless, the struggle for power and the political turmoils within the empire required for him to support non-Muslim or heterodox priests, beliefs, and orders, and especially the Greek Orthodox population which formed the majority of the population in the region he ruled”.
A very interesting route, what will remain in your memory…
A journey to the mythical river Acheron. Located between the mountain gorges with clear clean water and surrounded by beautiful nature. The powerful magical energy is tangible. During there are many beautiful views to see as you will pass the oasis of swamps around Amoudia. A stop will be made at Necormanteion Museum, Paramythis, Gliki and Amoudia.
The Acheron River in mythology. Acheron was known as the “river of woe”, the “river of pain” or the “river of lost souls” and was one of the five rivers of the Greek underworld. In the Homeric poems the Acheron was described as a river of Hades, into which Cocytus and Phlegethon both flowed. The Roman poet Virgil called the Acheron the most important river of Tartarus, from which both the Styx and the Cocytus emerged. The new dead would be transported by Charon across the Acheron to enter the underworld. Acheron is said to be among the best known of the five rivers of the underworld, the Styx, Lethe, Archeron, Phlegethon and Cocytus. Only if a Virgin was sacrificed annually in Gliki would one be absolved and protected from the curse of horror. Cursed in the body of a human, Acheron spent a lifetime in shame. But the strongest steel is forged from the fires of hell… Acheron’s human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that nearly destroyed the earth. When he was brought back against his will, he became humanity’s sole defender. The kingdom of Hades features meadows, asphodel flowers, fruit trees, and other geographical features. The surroundings changed into a beautiful lush green environment. With flowers and a rich plant life and with all the healing herbs and mountains of teas that can be found. In the present, the Acheron River is visited for its Mystical, Mysterious Magical Power. An energy that is tangible and has a healing effect. The Acheron is visited by people who are ill or suffering from negative stress or depression in hope of healing through the power of the Acheron River. Spiritual groups visit the Acheron River for the Mysterious Positive Magical Powers.
The best Fresh and Healthy Herbs are coming from this Acheron aerea of The Epirus.
The Nekromanteion was an ancient Greek temple of necromancy devoted to Hades and Persephone. According to tradition, it was located on the banks of the Acheron river in Epirus, near the ancient city of Ephyra. This site was believed by devotees to be the door to Hades, the realm of the dead. The site is at the meeting point of the Acheron, Pyriphlegethon and Cocytus rivers, believed to flow through and water the kingdom of Hades. The meaning of the names of the rivers has been interpreted to be “joyless”, “burning coals” and “lament”, respectively. The word Necromanteion means “Oracle of the Dead”, and the believers came here to talk to their deceased ancestors. Other ancient temples, as the Temple of Poseidon at Taenaron and Argolis, Cumae and Herakleia at Pontos, are known to have housed oracles of the dead, the Necromanteion of Ephyra being the most important. It belonged to the Thesprotians, the local Greek tribe of Epirot. According to Herodotus’s account, it was to the Necromanteion that Periander, the 6th-century BC tyrant of Corinth, sent legates to ask questions of his late wife, Melissa. In Homer’s Odyssey, the Necromanteion was also described as the entrance through which Odysseus made his katabasis. In ancient times, Acheron was believed to be the river crossed by the “soul-bearer” Hermes, according to ancient Greek mythology, who brought the souls of the dead to Charon to end up in the kingdom of Hades. Each soul that passed through Charon’s ferry had to donate an obol for transportation. The return journey is through the Oasis Swamps area.
The Amvrakikos swamp around Amoudia is located between the mouths of the rivers Louros and Arachthos, which is one of the most important areas in Europe and is protected by the Pamsar Convention and has an open connection with the Ionian Sea. Amoudia is a fishing village where the fishermen land their fish straight out of the sea. Amoudia has a beautiful beach and a very cozy harbor with hangars where delicious fresh fish can be eaten, an absolue culinair delight in a special environment.
Zagori is an area in North-Western Epirus, the Pindus Mountains. The area is approximately 1,000 M2 kilometers with 45 characteristic villages, characterized by their traditional architecture and building style. The villages are very difficult to reach due to the mountainous terrain; this ensured safety. Ancient Greek is still spoken in this area by some ancient residents. The Zagori region is known for its dozens of centuries-old stone arch bridges. A bell hangs on the bridges, which will ring as a warning of unsafe conditions. Of the many gorges in Zagori, the Vikos gorge is the largest. This impressive gorge starts between the villages of Monodendri and Koukouli and ends at the village of Vikos.
The Wonders of the World. The Holy Monastery is the oldest and largest of the monasteries of Meteora. The monastery is built just before the 14th century by a monk from Mount Athos named Saint Athanasios the Meteorite. He started building a church dedicated to the Mother of God, the Virgin Mary. Later he added small cells so that monks could live on top of the rock formations. The second name of the monastery is The Holy Monastir of the Transformation. It is the largest of all monasteries and has a special layout of buildings. The katholikon is dedicated to the transfiguration of Jesus. The hermitage of the first founder of the monastery is a small building in the rocks. The hestia (kitchen) is built in a dome shape. There is a hospital, with the famous roof of the ground floor made of brick and supported by four columns. The three ancient churches are: the Chapel of St. John the Baptist, the Chapel of St. Constantine and Helena, and the Chapel of the Virgin Mary.
Saturday, we did an excursion with Agiainfo: it was an interesting and nice experience, due to our personal guide Vangelius. We visited the Acheron river and several ancient cities as Necromentaian and Amoudia. It was a very personal excursion because Vangelius did ask several times what we would like to do. And he knows a lot about the myths and history. We highly recommend this organization and would like to thank Vangelius and Berlinda for this memorable day. Thanks and greetings, Anne-Marie en Hans
Tour Guide Vangelius certainly did a good job!! The last town was a bit less, but that was because everything was closed because many people were killed there 80 years ago. Then he took us to a church which was so special. Very nice man who explained a lot. Thank you Berlinda! I will definitely pass on your name if anyone goes to Parga. Great that you switched so quickly. Have a nice evening 🌺 We had a beautiful day!!Karin, Els, Ria