Epirus - INFORMATION
When to arrive
In fact, you can get here all year long, though winters may be cold, the best time to hike & Travel is from April through the end of November.
A vehicle is a must
It will be very difficult to move from one place to another without a nearby car, so if you are coming from Athens, Thessaloniki, Corfu or Ioannina, it is important to rent a car for your entire stay.
Combine sea and land
You can definitely combine a few days in the mountainous [ Tzoumerka, Zagori, Metsovo, Souli ] and a few days in the coastal area, for example 5-7 days in the mountain area and a few days for a relaxed vacation in one of the coastal villages, such as Parga, Sivota, Preveza and more..
Very dynamic due to the mixing of mountains, water sources, proximity to the beach, lakes, valleys and mountains in the area, however it is usually pleasant and comfortable for hiking. For real time weather in Epirus Click HERE
Most of the roads are in very good condition and well maintained by the Epirus district, there are also the most remote locations, usually convenient asphalt roads, easy to drive on the district roads, which are some of the most maintained in Greece.
In all the major villages in the sub-districts, there are anterior emergency rooms for urgent cases, such as in Konitsa [ Zagori ] Pramanta [ Tzoumerka ] Vourgareli [ Tzoumerka ] Metsovo, In addition to the city of Ioannina, there are several hospitals that are considered the best hospitals in Greece.
Because the district mainly offers nature sites, it is not a tourist-laden district and therefore the tourist crime here is low to zero, hikers and hikers can also travel alone and feel completely safe
Warnings and Dangers
Since the area is very mountainous, you should only walk on marked trails, deviation from marked trails at the top of the mountain, may lead you to dangerous locations where there are cliffs