#118 Inn of Emin Aga

Location

One of the most historical buildings of the area of Epirus is the Chani which is in Melia.

 

Construction Data

The edifice of 1950, follows the architecture that we meet in respective buildings in the area. An arched entrance leads to the large interior courtyard, at the right of which extends the bulk of the building. The main building consists of a ground floor and a first floor, and it's built in an L shape. Each floor consists of a portico, the outer part of which is exposed in the large courtyard. The Portico on the ground floor rests on a stone colonnade while the floor's on a wooden one . The first level houses the stadium and facilities of the building. On the first floor are the rooms that used to harbor passers.

The layout of the interior is designed to save space, while the decor is influenced by the folk art of the period.

In the courtyard, there are areas of building infrastructure such as wells and Animal stables, while during the period of operation, there was intense social activity.

Historical Data

The inn of Emin Aga, was used as headquarters from the Greek Stratoukata for the operations to liberate Epirus in the First Balkan War. Currently, on the premises of the headquarters, is housed a military museum of the period. The purpose of creating the museum is the presentation of the Greek Army's operations for the liberation of Ioannina and Epirus in general during the First Balkan War.

The museum exhibits weapons, decorations and medals of the Greek and the Turkish army. Also on display are photos of the war, military uniforms and various relics. In a separate area of the museum is represented the Office of the Senior General Constantine and the reception.

The most important relics are watercolors by Kenan Mesare, the son of a Turkish general Hasan Tahsin Pasha. These depicted the then prime minister Eleftherios Venizelos, Evzone to guard standpoint outside the inn, the Greek soldier in Epirus, women of Epirus carrying ammunition for the Greek Army, but also civilians and wounded. Finally, Esat Pasha and the Turkish commander of Ioannina conversing with the Commander-Constantine after the delivery of Ioannina are depicted. Visitors have the opportunity to watch the battle of Bizani with existing audiovisual system, which has recently been modernized.

 

Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The municipality of Dodona is a municipality in the Region of Epirus, which was established by the combination of the pre-existing municipalities of Agios Dimitrios, Dodona, Lakka Souli and Sellon and consists exclusively by villages. A residential complex tissue is spread throughout the region, which is famous for its interesting architectural structure, and for its remarkable natural and architectural monuments.

As for ancient ruins, the greatest are the ancient theater of Dodoneus Zeus and the Oracle, which are known since the Homeric Age. From the Byzantine and post-Byzantine age the monuments that stand out among many are the Church of the Transfiguration Episcopal, the Monastery of Agia Paraskevi in Serviana, the Church of the Assumption in Ravenna, the Church of St. George in Theriakisi, the monastery of the Birth of Virgin Mary, the ruins of the cell, the old cemetery of the nuns and later the belfry Dramesi and many churches ( church of the Transfiguration in Konstaniani, chapel of St. Nicholas in the village of Doe, the chapel of St. John in the village of Tyria. a.).

Many buildings from the preindustrial period can be seen in the area, which helps you compose the image of the area over time. Such buildings are inns, especially in Kryfovo. Most notable are the Hani of St. Demetrius, the watermill in Copan and the Hani of Simos Papa in Kostaniani. Also, at the village Senico, one can admire the most beautiful bridges in the region which are examples of the traditional architecture.

Also, visitors can be informed about the places of historical-cultural-archeological interest at museums that exist in some villages, such as the Military Headquarters of War Museum in Hani Emin Aga at village Myrodafni, the Outdoor Folk Patridge Museum and the Folklore Museum in the village Poligiros etc.

The exuberant nature of the area, except from giving Dodona a great historical and archaeological interest, also makes Dodona a unique destination for excursions, tours and a series of activities for lovers of alternative tourism. The visitor will be able to enjoy great hiking trails, offered by the massif of Olytsikas, and if you happen to visit the site of Dodona in periods of sporting events you will be able to participate in a mountain race. Also visitors are given a unique opportunity to dive at the Vouliastas lake which is formed by the springs of Louros.


 

 


#119 Watermill (Kopani)

Location

The Kopanis mill is located in the Valley Lourou , formerly known as "Xamylia."


Construction Data

It is a traditional stone-built construction, which consists of ground floor and first floor. Interior retains the layout, which is customary of the respective buildings during the preindustrial period. The first level houses utility and storage rooms, while on the first floor is the main area of the building together with the mechanism of the mill. The water was entering with pressure from the basement hanging canal and rotated the horizontal wheel. This channel is built made ?from rectangular plates along its entire length. The rotor consists of ladles (rays) attached to a central vertical axis, the spindle, which rests on the lower end of the thinner (strike or sting) on a wooden beam ,the babo. The number of spoons on the fan varies with the pressure and the amount of water. On the two ends of the babo two wooden levers protrude extending to the floor of the mill. One lever is called Stamatira and serves to stop the mill. The other lever pull is called Sikotira and it is used for the lifting of the grindstone in order for the miller to carve it out whenever it gets smooth from the rubbing.

 

Historical Data

The Kopanis mill was created by John. Ch. Tziaferis and dedicated in 1832 to the church, which received 30 pounds a year.

 

Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The municipality of Dodona is a municipality in the Region of Epirus, which was established by the combination of the pre-existing municipalities of Agios Dimitrios, Dodona, Lakka Souli and Sellon and consists exclusively by villages. A residential complex tissue is spread throughout the region, which is famous for its interesting architectural structure, and for its remarkable natural and architectural monuments.

As for ancient ruins, the greatest are the ancient theater of Dodoneus Zeus and the Oracle, which are known since the Homeric Age. From the Byzantine and post-Byzantine age the monuments that stand out among many are the Church of the Transfiguration Episcopal, the Monastery of Agia Paraskevi in Serviana, the Church of the Assumption in Ravenna, the Church of St. George in Theriakisi, the monastery of the Birth of Virgin Mary, the ruins of the cell, the old cemetery of the nuns and later the belfry Dramesi and many churches ( church of the Transfiguration in Konstaniani, chapel of St. Nicholas in the village of Doe, the chapel of St. John in the village of Tyria. a.).

Many buildings from the preindustrial period can be seen in the area, which helps you compose the image of the area over time. Such buildings are inns, especially in Kryfovo. Most notable are the Hani of St. Demetrius, the watermill in Copan and the Hani of Simos Papa in Kostaniani. Also, at the village Senico, one can admire the most beautiful bridges in the region which are examples of the traditional architecture.

Also, visitors can be informed about the places of historical-cultural-archeological interest at museums that exist in some villages, such as the Military Headquarters of War Museum in Hani Emin Aga at village Myrodafni, the Outdoor Folk Patridge Museum and the Folklore Museum in the village Poligiros etc.

The exuberant nature of the area, except from giving Dodona a great historical and archaeological interest, also makes Dodona a unique destination for excursions, tours and a series of activities for lovers of alternative tourism. The visitor will be able to enjoy great hiking trails, offered by the massif of Olytsikas, and if you happen to visit the site of Dodona in periods of sporting events you will be able to participate in a mountain race. Also visitors are given a unique opportunity to dive at the Vouliastas lake which is formed by the springs of Louros.

 

 

 


#120 Watermill (Vouliasta)

Location

In the area of Vouliasta, next to the springs of Louros near Terovo, is the watermill and fulling.

 

Construction Data

In the area of Vouliastas is the watermill 'Viros "and Nerotrivia (fulling). There were "mantania" but have been abandoned and destroyed. Today, though "the Vardaris mill" remained silent, the fulling mill continues to wash the bedding and rugs.

Monument MD HMC / DILAP / C / 2472/43146 / 09.02.1994, Official Gazette 703 / B / 19.9.1994


Historical Data

The sources of Louros give the area a special beauty and value of tourism. The mill before, during drought seasons, served most villages of the current region of St.. Dimitriou thanks to inexhaustible sources. The Vouliasta as old settlement of Zoristas (pentolakkou), with the sources of strap, water mill, etc., must be settled many years ago. Is enough to mention that, according to the edict of 1361 of Emperor Simeon Palaeologus, the area from Arta to Zorista was ceded to Kontostavlos I. Tziafa Duke. And the settlement of Vouliastas followed in the history Zorista. After the liberation (1913), as part of Zorista, because it was "Impliaki" under Turkish rule, was released by the Greek government, which had been brought by the Turkish government as Ali Pasha's property.

Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The municipality of Dodona is a municipality in the Region of Epirus, which was established by the combination of the pre-existing municipalities of Agios Dimitrios, Dodona, Lakka Souli and Sellon and consists exclusively by villages. A residential complex tissue is spread throughout the region, which is famous for its interesting architectural structure, and for its remarkable natural and architectural monuments.

As for ancient ruins, the greatest are the ancient theater of Dodoneus Zeus and the Oracle, which are known since the Homeric Age. From the Byzantine and post-Byzantine age the monuments that stand out among many are the Church of the Transfiguration Episcopal, the Monastery of Agia Paraskevi in Serviana, the Church of the Assumption in Ravenna, the Church of St. George in Theriakisi, the monastery of the Birth of Virgin Mary, the ruins of the cell, the old cemetery of the nuns and later the belfry Dramesi and many churches ( church of the Transfiguration in Konstaniani, chapel of St. Nicholas in the village of Doe, the chapel of St. John in the village of Tyria. a.).

Many buildings from the preindustrial period can be seen in the area, which helps you compose the image of the area over time. Such buildings are inns, especially in Kryfovo. Most notable are the Hani of St. Demetrius, the watermill in Copan and the Hani of Simos Papa in Kostaniani. Also, at the village Senico, one can admire the most beautiful bridges in the region which are examples of the traditional architecture.

Also, visitors can be informed about the places of historical-cultural-archeological interest at museums that exist in some villages, such as the Military Headquarters of War Museum in Hani Emin Aga at village Myrodafni, the Outdoor Folk Patridge Museum and the Folklore Museum in the village Poligiros etc.

The exuberant nature of the area, except from giving Dodona a great historical and archaeological interest, also makes Dodona a unique destination for excursions, tours and a series of activities for lovers of alternative tourism. The visitor will be able to enjoy great hiking trails, offered by the massif of Olytsikas, and if you happen to visit the site of Dodona in periods of sporting events you will be able to participate in a mountain race. Also visitors are given a unique opportunity to dive at the Vouliastas lake which is formed by the springs of Louros.

 

 

 

 


#121 Monastery of the Birth of Mary Dramesion

Location

At the foot of Oulitskas, Southwest of Dramesi village lies the homonymous monastery dedicated to the Assumption.

 

Construction Data

It's an one-room, wooden roof, stone building small in size with built porch and architectural form typical for the Northwest Greece in the period of late Ottoman occupation .

The interior has a remarkable Byzantine style frescoes, which date from 1718, while in the temple was kept until recently, the "palladium" of the monastery. "This western religious work with a later frame, mounted in a separate shrine near the temple and known locally as LaPanagiady Alapovitra" .

The monastery complex, included a small cemetery for the nuns and priests of the templeas well as the sanctuaries of the nuns. Nearby, there is a second cemetery in which are buried Soulians who were killed in battle, which took place in the area in 1821.


Historical Data

The monastery dates from 1664 and has linked its name with the history of the village. Panagia of Dramamesion is considered its protector.


Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The municipality of Dodona is a municipality in the Region of Epirus, which was established by the combination of the pre-existing municipalities of Agios Dimitrios, Dodona, Lakka Souli and Sellon and consists exclusively by villages. A residential complex tissue is spread throughout the region, which is famous for its interesting architectural structure, and for its remarkable natural and architectural monuments.

As for ancient ruins, the greatest are the ancient theater of Dodoneus Zeus and the Oracle, which are known since the Homeric Age. From the Byzantine and post-Byzantine age the monuments that stand out among many are the Church of the Transfiguration Episcopal, the Monastery of Agia Paraskevi in Serviana, the Church of the Assumption in Ravenna, the Church of St. George in Theriakisi, the monastery of the Birth of Virgin Mary, the ruins of the cell, the old cemetery of the nuns and later the belfry Dramesi and many churches ( church of the Transfiguration in Konstaniani, chapel of St. Nicholas in the village of Doe, the chapel of St. John in the village of Tyria. a.).

Many buildings from the preindustrial period can be seen in the area, which helps you compose the image of the area over time. Such buildings are inns, especially in Kryfovo. Most notable are the Hani of St. Demetrius, the watermill in Copan and the Hani of Simos Papa in Kostaniani. Also, at the village Senico, one can admire the most beautiful bridges in the region which are examples of the traditional architecture.

Also, visitors can be informed about the places of historical-cultural-archeological interest at museums that exist in some villages, such as the Military Headquarters of War Museum in Hani Emin Aga at village Myrodafni, the Outdoor Folk Patridge Museum and the Folklore Museum in the village Poligiros etc.

The exuberant nature of the area, except from giving Dodona a great historical and archaeological interest, also makes Dodona a unique destination for excursions, tours and a series of activities for lovers of alternative tourism. The visitor will be able to enjoy great hiking trails, offered by the massif of Olytsikas, and if you happen to visit the site of Dodona in periods of sporting events you will be able to participate in a mountain race. Also visitors are given a unique opportunity to dive at the Vouliastas lake which is formed by the springs of Louros.

 

 

 

 


#122 Monastery of Saint Dimitrios of Mpourelesia

Location

At the Koumaria or Bourelesia village as it was formerly known, is the homonym monastery dedicated to Saint Demetrius.

Construction Data

In its current form, the church of Agios Dimitrios is a basilica of small dimensions, the interior of which is partially covered by frescoes.

Historical Data

The monastery which was realty of Dichouniou monastery, was destroyed in 1911 and rebuilt by the inhabitants in the same location. Excavations which took place in the region, revealed findings of the older monastery which testify to the greatness of the earlier construction.

The name of the monastery, as we are informed by Dimitris Kamaroulias, comes from the arvanitic words Boura, which means man, and Lesi, which means corpse. Thus, the name of the monastery refers to the massacre that took place in the region after the unfortunate revolution of 1611.

Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The municipality of Dodona is a municipality in the Region of Epirus, which was established by the combination of the pre-existing municipalities of Agios Dimitrios, Dodona, Lakka Souli and Sellon and consists exclusively by villages. A residential complex tissue is spread throughout the region, which is famous for its interesting architectural structure, and for its remarkable natural and architectural monuments.

As for ancient ruins, the greatest are the ancient theater of Dodoneus Zeus and the Oracle, which are known since the Homeric Age. From the Byzantine and post-Byzantine age the monuments that stand out among many are the Church of the Transfiguration Episcopal, the Monastery of Agia Paraskevi in Serviana, the Church of the Assumption in Ravenna, the Church of St. George in Theriakisi, the monastery of the Birth of Virgin Mary, the ruins of the cell, the old cemetery of the nuns and later the belfry Dramesi and many churches ( church of the Transfiguration in Konstaniani, chapel of St. Nicholas in the village of Doe, the chapel of St. John in the village of Tyria. a.).

Many buildings from the preindustrial period can be seen in the area, which helps you compose the image of the area over time. Such buildings are inns, especially in Kryfovo. Most notable are the Hani of St. Demetrius, the watermill in Copan and the Hani of Simos Papa in Kostaniani. Also, at the village Senico, one can admire the most beautiful bridges in the region which are examples of the traditional architecture.

Also, visitors can be informed about the places of historical-cultural-archeological interest at museums that exist in some villages, such as the Military Headquarters of War Museum in Hani Emin Aga at village Myrodafni, the Outdoor Folk Patridge Museum and the Folklore Museum in the village Poligiros etc.

The exuberant nature of the area, except from giving Dodona a great historical and archaeological interest, also makes Dodona a unique destination for excursions, tours and a series of activities for lovers of alternative tourism. The visitor will be able to enjoy great hiking trails, offered by the massif of Olytsikas, and if you happen to visit the site of Dodona in periods of sporting events you will be able to participate in a mountain race. Also visitors are given a unique opportunity to dive at the Vouliastas lake which is formed by the springs of Louros.


 

 


#125 Church of the Birth of Mary or Panagia Labovithra

Location

Located near the community Achladea of Ioannina.

 

Construction Data

The church was formerly Catholic monastery. The date of construction is unknown, but architectural features confirm the tradition that this is Byzantine building (probably 13th century). The frescoes date from the 17th century. It is a protected monument (YA YPPE / B1 / F33 / 20692/487 / 05.17.1985 - Gazette 342 / B / 31.5.1985)

Historical Data

Achladea of Ioannina is at an altitude of 550 m and is 42 km away from Ioannina. The old name was Toskesi It consists of the settlements of Upper Achladeai, Achladeai, Vadistra, Kollaiika, Lepadion.

The structure of settlements is based on the district that combines all the facilities of an extended family or "Farra". Some such neighborhoods are organized around a center that can be a church, a square or even the house of a strong family. The particular interest of the urban system is the combination of many fortifications, monasteries and towers in an integrated whole. The position of the area between of Ioannina and Souli was the main reason for the instability prevailing in the region and lifestyle.

In Achladea is the Residential complex barracks Ali Pasha (Tzimeika) 1970. North of the village on the edge of a steep cliff overlooking Lakka Souli is located a large building of the Ottoman era in Π shape, called by locals Tzimeika. The building played important role in the struggles of Souli against Ali Pasha. Based on historical data, the fortress-like character and its strategic position, it is known that served at times as a defensive shoulder of Souli in their fight against Ali Pasha. Today is ramshackle.

Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The municipality of Dodona is a municipality in the Region of Epirus, which was established by the combination of the pre-existing municipalities of Agios Dimitrios, Dodona, Lakka Souli and Sellon and consists exclusively by villages. A residential complex tissue is spread throughout the region, which is famous for its interesting architectural structure, and for its remarkable natural and architectural monuments.

As for ancient ruins, the greatest are the ancient theater of Dodoneus Zeus and the Oracle, which are known since the Homeric Age. From the Byzantine and post-Byzantine age the monuments that stand out among many are the Church of the Transfiguration Episcopal, the Monastery of Agia Paraskevi in Serviana, the Church of the Assumption in Ravenna, the Church of St. George in Theriakisi, the monastery of the Birth of Virgin Mary, the ruins of the cell, the old cemetery of the nuns and later the belfry Dramesi and many churches ( church of the Transfiguration in Konstaniani, chapel of St. Nicholas in the village of Doe, the chapel of St. John in the village of Tyria. a.).

Many buildings from the preindustrial period can be seen in the area, which helps you compose the image of the area over time. Such buildings are inns, especially in Kryfovo. Most notable are the Hani of St. Demetrius, the watermill in Copan and the Hani of Simos Papa in Kostaniani. Also, at the village Senico, one can admire the most beautiful bridges in the region which are examples of the traditional architecture.

Also, visitors can be informed about the places of historical-cultural-archeological interest at museums that exist in some villages, such as the Military Headquarters of War Museum in Hani Emin Aga at village Myrodafni, the Outdoor Folk Patridge Museum and the Folklore Museum in the village Poligiros etc.

The exuberant nature of the area, except from giving Dodona a great historical and archaeological interest, also makes Dodona a unique destination for excursions, tours and a series of activities for lovers of alternative tourism. The visitor will be able to enjoy great hiking trails, offered by the massif of Olytsikas, and if you happen to visit the site of Dodona in periods of sporting events you will be able to participate in a mountain race. Also visitors are given a unique opportunity to dive at the Vouliastas lake which is formed by the springs of Louros.

 

 


#127 Monastery of Saint Dimitrios (Derviziana)

Location

Derviziana is one of the largest and most popular villages of Ioannina. This village is at the beginning of Ioannina prefecture on the border with Preveza.

 

Construction Data

Built in 1664

Historical Data

The history of Derviziana starts long before the Ottoman occupation, but the years of Ottoman rule was what disturbed and determined once and for all the map of Lakka Souli.

The inhabitants of the village, in the years of Turkish cortex had renounced Christianism, had come to the well in the balance and protect the Turks, mingled with them, brought the world many mulattos Turks and constituted one of the most welcoming places of the conquerors. The aspirations however have not stopped there since they wanted to continually oppress their "neighbors" of Souli. That was their mistake.

On July 26th and after the meeting in Souli were elected 700 Soulians patriots whose mission is to enter to Derviziana and either take back the place either die in battle. The history of the area seemed to depend on how effective would be these 700 men. Soulians not only won the Turks and the enslaved people, but made sure to slaughter up to the last man. Women and children were not killed

Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The municipality of Dodona is a municipality in the Region of Epirus, which was established by the combination of the pre-existing municipalities of Agios Dimitrios, Dodona, Lakka Souli and Sellon and consists exclusively by villages. A residential complex tissue is spread throughout the region, which is famous for its interesting architectural structure, and for its remarkable natural and architectural monuments.

As for ancient ruins, the greatest are the ancient theater of Dodoneus Zeus and the Oracle, which are known since the Homeric Age. From the Byzantine and post-Byzantine age the monuments that stand out among many are the Church of the Transfiguration Episcopal, the Monastery of Agia Paraskevi in Serviana, the Church of the Assumption in Ravenna, the Church of St. George in Theriakisi, the monastery of the Birth of Virgin Mary, the ruins of the cell, the old cemetery of the nuns and later the belfry Dramesi and many churches ( church of the Transfiguration in Konstaniani, chapel of St. Nicholas in the village of Doe, the chapel of St. John in the village of Tyria. a.).

Many buildings from the preindustrial period can be seen in the area, which helps you compose the image of the area over time. Such buildings are inns, especially in Kryfovo. Most notable are the Hani of St. Demetrius, the watermill in Copan and the Hani of Simos Papa in Kostaniani. Also, at the village Senico, one can admire the most beautiful bridges in the region which are examples of the traditional architecture.

Also, visitors can be informed about the places of historical-cultural-archeological interest at museums that exist in some villages, such as the Military Headquarters of War Museum in Hani Emin Aga at village Myrodafni, the Outdoor Folk Patridge Museum and the Folklore Museum in the village Poligiros etc.

The exuberant nature of the area, except from giving Dodona a great historical and archaeological interest, also makes Dodona a unique destination for excursions, tours and a series of activities for lovers of alternative tourism. The visitor will be able to enjoy great hiking trails, offered by the massif of Olytsikas, and if you happen to visit the site of Dodona in periods of sporting events you will be able to participate in a mountain race. Also visitors are given a unique opportunity to dive at the Vouliastas lake which is formed by the springs of Louros.

 

 


#130 Monastery of Panagia Alepochoriou Mpotsari

Location

At the village Alepochori under the homonymous square, the old monastery of the Assumption-Stogeris exists.

 

Construction Data

The monastic complex of 1764, consists of a monastery church, a basilica which four pillars divided to the three aisles, while at the top of the temple there are three interior domes. The complex supplement the vestibule and the sanctuary. The church's interior is decorated with valuable paintings, among which integral representations of the three prelates stand out, and the image of Virgin Mary.


Historical Data

Of special interest is the display of Thief Diamanti Spatula, at the first pillar of the church. The particular form, is due to the fact that the gunman helped to hagiography the church demanded that to be depicted in the temple, as it appropriate to the founders of the monastery. The hagiographer however, to avoid the sacrilege, persuaded him to illustrate the position we are in today.

Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The municipality of Dodona is a municipality in the Region of Epirus, which was established by the combination of the pre-existing municipalities of Agios Dimitrios, Dodona, Lakka Souli and Sellon and consists exclusively by villages. A residential complex tissue is spread throughout the region, which is famous for its interesting architectural structure, and for its remarkable natural and architectural monuments.

As for ancient ruins, the greatest are the ancient theater of Dodoneus Zeus and the Oracle, which are known since the Homeric Age. From the Byzantine and post-Byzantine age the monuments that stand out among many are the Church of the Transfiguration Episcopal, the Monastery of Agia Paraskevi in Serviana, the Church of the Assumption in Ravenna, the Church of St. George in Theriakisi, the monastery of the Birth of Virgin Mary, the ruins of the cell, the old cemetery of the nuns and later the belfry Dramesi and many churches ( church of the Transfiguration in Konstaniani, chapel of St. Nicholas in the village of Doe, the chapel of St. John in the village of Tyria. a.).

Many buildings from the preindustrial period can be seen in the area, which helps you compose the image of the area over time. Such buildings are inns, especially in Kryfovo. Most notable are the Hani of St. Demetrius, the watermill in Copan and the Hani of Simos Papa in Kostaniani. Also, at the village Senico, one can admire the most beautiful bridges in the region which are examples of the traditional architecture.

Also, visitors can be informed about the places of historical-cultural-archeological interest at museums that exist in some villages, such as the Military Headquarters of War Museum in Hani Emin Aga at village Myrodafni, the Outdoor Folk Patridge Museum and the Folklore Museum in the village Poligiros etc.

The exuberant nature of the area, except from giving Dodona a great historical and archaeological interest, also makes Dodona a unique destination for excursions, tours and a series of activities for lovers of alternative tourism. The visitor will be able to enjoy great hiking trails, offered by the massif of Olytsikas, and if you happen to visit the site of Dodona in periods of sporting events you will be able to participate in a mountain race. Also visitors are given a unique opportunity to dive at the Vouliastas lake which is formed by the springs of Louros.


 

 


#131 Church of Taxiarches of Kostaniani

Location

At the western end of the homonymous village, there is the holy temple of the Archangels.

Construction Data

The historic building is a three-nave, cross-shaped temple, which is separated by a pair of central pillars of the aisles. The temple is built of roughly hewn limestone of the area in irregular layers interspersed between rows of bricks. On the south side of the church, a chapel was built during the period of the Ottoman Empire, of which today we only meet part of the stonework, while on the south side of the transept a spire rises later. The interior of the church is full of the hagiography, which dates from the 13th century, while the iconographic program, which is divided into three zones, including scenes from the life of Christ and the Virgin Mary and other saints.

Historical Data

This is one of the most important religious monuments of the region, whose date of construction is placed at the second half of the 13th century. The church except from its age, is known for its architecture, as it is a characteristic of late Byzantine architecture.

Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The municipality of Dodona is a municipality in the Region of Epirus, which was established by the combination of the pre-existing municipalities of Agios Dimitrios, Dodona, Lakka Souli and Sellon and consists exclusively by villages. A residential complex tissue is spread throughout the region, which is famous for its interesting architectural structure, and for its remarkable natural and architectural monuments.

As for ancient ruins, the greatest are the ancient theater of Dodoneus Zeus and the Oracle, which are known since the Homeric Age. From the Byzantine and post-Byzantine age the monuments that stand out among many are the Church of the Transfiguration Episcopal, the Monastery of Agia Paraskevi in Serviana, the Church of the Assumption in Ravenna, the Church of St. George in Theriakisi, the monastery of the Birth of Virgin Mary, the ruins of the cell, the old cemetery of the nuns and later the belfry Dramesi and many churches ( church of the Transfiguration in Konstaniani, chapel of St. Nicholas in the village of Doe, the chapel of St. John in the village of Tyria. a.).

Many buildings from the preindustrial period can be seen in the area, which helps you compose the image of the area over time. Such buildings are inns, especially in Kryfovo. Most notable are the Hani of St. Demetrius, the watermill in Copan and the Hani of Simos Papa in Kostaniani. Also, at the village Senico, one can admire the most beautiful bridges in the region which are examples of the traditional architecture.

Also, visitors can be informed about the places of historical-cultural-archeological interest at museums that exist in some villages, such as the Military Headquarters of War Museum in Hani Emin Aga at village Myrodafni, the Outdoor Folk Patridge Museum and the Folklore Museum in the village Poligiros etc.

The exuberant nature of the area, except from giving Dodona a great historical and archaeological interest, also makes Dodona a unique destination for excursions, tours and a series of activities for lovers of alternative tourism. The visitor will be able to enjoy great hiking trails, offered by the massif of Olytsikas, and if you happen to visit the site of Dodona in periods of sporting events you will be able to participate in a mountain race. Also visitors are given a unique opportunity to dive at the Vouliastas lake which is formed by the springs of Louros.