Elafotopos is a village of Zagorochoria of the prefecture of Ioannina. Is located in Center Zagori of Epirus. Elafotopos is built at an altitude of 1100m. on the slopes of Tymfi. Originally it consisted of two settlements, small and large Tservari that brought together in a community and in 1928 renamed in Elafotopos. Tservari comes from the Latin meaning cerva that means deer and shows that previously in the area should be lived many deer. Noteworthy is the climate of the region, as it has no moisture and all day the village is bathed in sun.
Elafotopos is 41km. 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.
If you visit Elafotopos navigate the cobblestone streets of the village to admire the beautiful mansions, taps and many churches. The whole village is made of stone. From the mansions stand mansion Kitsia, fine example of traditional architecture. In the village center stands the church of St. Nicholas built in 1770. In the village are also the sacred temple Assumption of the Virgin Mary built in 1616 and the church of St. George built in 1805. Also, since 1993 works in Elafotopos at the old elementary school a great Folk Museum that contains over 1000 items relating to traditional occupations.
In Elafotopos there is the appropriate infrastructure for accommodation and your food. In the village you'll find hotels and guesthouses, as well as restaurants and cafes. Your stay in the village will undoubtedly be pleased. Those interested in hiking should know that from the village begin paths leading in Ano Pedina and village Vikos, after one and two hours course respectively.
Near Elafotopos are other villages of West Zagori like Ano Pedina, Kato Pedina, Aristi etc. If you visit Elafotopos, you can visit the most popular Ioannina, Metsovo and Konitsa.
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