Megalo Papigo is a village of West Zagori in Epirus. It is undoubtedly one of the prettiest villages in Greece. Megalo Papigo is in the prefecture of Ioannina and belongs to Zagorochoria. It is built at an altitude of 960m. on the slopes of Tymfi and has about 280 residents. Megalo Papigo has been declared a traditional settlement, because retains fine examples of Zagoritiki art. In 1780 in the village there was a school. In recent decades there has been great development of tourism in the region throughout the year. Also, the fauna and flora of the region is very diverse.
Megalo Papigo is 59km. 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 Megalo Papigo you can see the church of Saint Vlasios built in the 19th century that has 100 years old hagiographies and unusual architecture, the church of the Assumption, built in the 18th century, the church of St. George, built in the 18th century, the church of Saints Archangels, built in the 19th century, the traditional bridge at the entrance of the village and the Library of Michael Anagnostopoulos. In Megalo Papigo also dominate cobbled streets and beautiful fountains.
In Megalo Papigo gather thousands of travelers every year. The village has many touristic facilities such as hotels, hostels, apartments, taverns, restaurants and cafes to ensure the accommodation and the board of guests. From Megalo Papigo you can do many activities. The village is located in the Vikos-Aoos National Park and close to Vikos Gorge, the peaks of the Tymfi, Drakolimni, natural sources of Voidomatis, the fonts in Rogovo and the refuge of Astraka. Therefore Megalo Papigo is an ideal destination for those interested in mountaineering, hiking, horseback riding, rafting etc.
Near Megalo Papigo is Mikro Papigo, located just 2 km. away, Vikos and Aristi. If you visit Megalo Papigo, you can also visit the wider region of Zagori. Also, be aware that popular destinations near Megalo Papigo are Ioannina, Metsovo and Konitsa.
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