Tsepelovo is the most populous village of Zagorochoria. It is located in the prefecture of Ioannina in Epirus and specifically belongs to the region of Central Zagori. In the village live around 250 inhabitants. Tsepelovo is characterized as a traditional settlement, as houses, mansions, churches and paths maintain the traditional stone architecture and several buildings in the village are preserved. Tsepelovo is built at an altitude of 1100m. on the southern slopes of Mount Tymfi. The village is surrounded by forests and what differentiates it from the other Zagoria is that it combines the architecture of wood and stone. Finally, noteworthy is that in 1700 founded the first school of the village.
Tsepelovo is 49 km. 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 Tsepelovo you can see the cultural center "Vesta", the church of the Assumption and the church of Kato Panagia. The village and the church of St. Nicholas was built in the 18th century. and was painted in 1786 by Kapesovo hagiographers. In Tsepelovo is the bridge of Kokkoris. 2 km. outside the village is the stone monastery Rogovou that was built in 1028 and renovated in 1745. In Tsepelovo you can also see the main square with plane trees and large stone bell tower.
Tsepelovo offers excellent tourist infrastructure. In Tsepelovo you will find hotels and guesthouses, restaurants and cafes that will make your stay pleasant. The famous Vikos Gorge is just before the village, while the Gamila peak is at a higher altitude. Towards the top you will meet Drakolimni, an alpine lake where the Alpine Tritons live in.
If you visit Tsepelovo, you can visit the nearby Zagorochoria like Skamnelli, Vradeto, Kapesovo, Koukouli, Kipi, Dilofo, Vitsa, Monodendri, etc. Particularly popular destinations near Tsepelovo is Ioannina, Metsovo and Konitsa.
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