#215 Watermill (Elati)


The complex is located in Elati and is the property of the church of the birth of the Theotokos.

Construction Data

Historical Data

This, like the above is a pre-industrial architecture typical example and it is connected with the memories of local residents. For a better protection and promotion of the complex there is defined protection zone of 50 m. around the watermill and the fulling.

Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The Regional Unity of Arta, is littered with landscapes and points of particular archaeological, historical, environmental, religious, architectural interest. Part of all this natural beauty is of course the municipality of Georgios Karaiskakis.

Therefore, the municipality of G. Karaiskakis consists of the oldest municipalities of Iraclias, Karaiskakis Tetrafilia.Seat of the municipality is Upper Kalentini and the Springs are considered historic seat . The communities that make up the municipality are the municipalities: Dimario, Diasella, Klidiou, Petras, Skoulikaria, Upper Kalentini, Velentzikou, Dichomoiriou, Retsianon, Elatis, Kastaneas, Megaloxaris, Messopyrgos, Miliani, Pigon.

Specifically, the municipality saved many archaeological discoveries of classical (ie. Ancient cemetery on the way to the place "Zigos"), Byzantine and post-Byzantine period (many churches and monasteries), which distinguished between the Church of St.. Astrochori Barbara in the "Red church" and the monastery of Rovelistas community rug, the monastery in the village Seltsou Sources). Also, the stone structures are quite honorable (excellent is the stone bridge at "Kamara Plakovitsas" in Diasella the Korakogefyro, of great historical importance in the village Piges is the bridge, the bridge of the Upper Vratsista Kalentini, but also the community Diavologefyro rug) and pre-industrial buildings (eg. fulling and the watermill at "River Plakovitsa" the watermill, and a fulling mantani of Ag. Varvara), which help the visitor to compose the image of this magnificent landscape over time.

Apart from the points of natural-cultural-historical interest, the visitor will be able to exploit a wide range of options live alternative tourism, which unfolded before his eyes. Such choices are the water routes and Canoe Cayak Rafting, at the technical lake of Pournariou and Arachtos respectively. Other activities, such as horse riding, cycling (eg. Trail bike, 80 km long. Passing by: Col - Turtle - Kalentini - rugs - Col) the hiking trails (in the mountains of Tzoumerkon, Xerovounio and Gavrogos), hiking trails in the forest (eg in spruce forest on the route between Giannioti and Skoulikaria),, paragliding, participation in health tourism (Spas Chanopoulo) and numerous local traditions and customs (festivals, celebrations, etc.) like the famous Karaiskakeia, the Feast Provatina etc. All these complete the range of activities of alternative tourism, offering new experiences through nature, revealing its most primal form.