Epirus is the wildest and most pristine part of Greece. The spectacular coastline of the Ionian Sea, the incomparable natural beauty with the gorges and the rivers, the archeological sites and the monuments, the monasteries, the modern tourist infrastructures, the gastronomy and the easy access are just some of the reasons to visit Epirus the whole year.
Preveza, Igoumenitsa, Sivota, Parga are popular summer destinations characterized by beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters and vibrant life. On the other hand, Ioannina, Arta, Metsovo, the famous Zagorochoria and the villages of Thesprotia attract many visitors in winter as well. Many traditional stone settlements offer unique beauty when it is snowing and are destinations for relaxation and excellent food in winter. The advantages of the area are that while you are on the mountain, in less than an hour you can be at sea. Another reason to visit Epirus is religious tourism since you can combine the visit to imposing monasteries and find yourself in the local festivals.
Epirus has a strong historical style. The combination of the ancient and Byzantine periods is visible in many places. In Epirus, we can see important archeological sites, museums, monasteries, and sights. But what sets Greece apart from the rest, is its nature. Famous gorges, picturesque lakes and rare dragon lakes, beautiful rivers and the mountainous mass of Pindos to steal the show. It is an excellent choice for those who love nature activities during the quiet holidays and for anyone who wants to combine mountain and sea.
Finally, the Epirus cuisine which is based on exceptional local products wins even the most demanding. The most popular products are the delicious pies from pure ingredients that you can taste, the local syrupy sweets or pastries such as saragli, walnut pie, Metsovite flute and the well-known Gianniotiko kadaifi but also the excellent wines of Metsovo and Zitsa and the unique tsipouro of Epirus.