Vradeto is one of the 46 villages of Zagorochoria in the prefecture of Ioannina. The village lies specifically in Central Zagori in Epirus. Built at an altitude of 1340m. Vradeto is the highest village in Zagori, and one of the oldest villages in the region, since it is a structured settlement from 1616. Because of its location Vradeto offers breathtaking views in all directions of Zagori.
Vradeto is 49km. away from Ioannina. From Thessaloniki you can cover a distance of 260 km. through Egnatia Road and arrive in Ioannina, or head to Konitsa. From Athens you can come to Ioannina via Patras, covering 445km., or via the National Road Athens - Lamia.
In Vradeto you will find the main church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary built in 1799, the church of St. George, the church of the Prophet Elijah, the church of St. Nicholas and the church of Agios Athanasios. From Vradeto starts the "ladder", stone path that connects the village with Kapesovo. This is the famous "ladder" of Vradeto, comprising 1200 steps and 40 turns. The "ladder" is one of the most beautiful trails in Epirus and a frequent hiking pass and popular tourist destination. The famous path is on the north side of Mezaria. The "ladder" is a stone building which was the entrance and the exit of Vradeto as the current road was opened in the 1970s. An hour northwest of the village is the area Beloi, where the view of the Vikos Gorge is breathtaking. The name Beloi probably came from the Slavic word meaning good view or balcony. The area is visited every year by thousands of tourists because there can be seen the whole Vikos. We must not neglect to mention that in the area of Vradeto there are many caves that attract the interest of visitors.
In Vradeto you can find hotels and guesthouses for your stay. You can also eat in the taverns and taste traditional local dishes.
Near Vradeto are other villages of Central Zagori, as Kapesovo, Tsepelovo, Monodendri, Vitsa, Koukouli, Kipoi etc. Popular destinations close to Vradeto is the city of Ioannina, Metsovo and Konitsa.
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