Mikro Papigo is a village of West Zagori in Epirus. It is undoubtedly one of the prettiest villages in Greece. Mikro 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 77 residents. Mikro 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.
Mikro Papigo is 61km. 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 Mikro Papigo, from where you can enjoy the view of Astraka (Astraka Towers), you'll find stone houses and mansions, churches, streets, fountains and fonts. The village maintains its traditional architecture of Zagori. Before Mikro Papigo you will find a natural swimming pool with clear water. In the village stands out the church of St. Vlasios with the hexagonal bell tower and the Church of the Archangels with the large plane tree. It is noteworthy that in Mikro Papigo is banned the entry of cars on the cobbled streets. Finally, you can visit the building of the old primary school which now houses the "Information Center for Nature and Culture at Zagori", which created the WWF.
In Mikro 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 Mikro 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 Mikro Papigo is an ideal destination for those interested in mountaineering, hiking, horseback riding, rafting etc.
Near Mikro Papigo is Megalo Papigo, located just 2 km. away, Vikos and Aristi. If you visit Mikro Papigo, you can also visit the wider region of Zagori. Also, be aware that popular destinations near Mikro Papigo are Ioannina, Metsovo and Konitsa.
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