Kapesovo is a village of Zagorochoria in Ioannina. It belongs to the Central Zagori and is one of the lesser-known villages of the area. The beautiful village of Epirus is a short distance from the Vikos Gorge and is built at an altitude of 1100m. In Kapesovo live about 30 residents. In the 17th and 18th century the Kapesovo painters distinguished themselves as iconographer and decorated many churches in Zagorochoria. Kapesovo maintains the traditional architecture of Zagori.
Kapesovo is 43 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 Kapesovo will find cobbled streets, stone houses and large mansions retain unchanged their traditional character. In the village you can see the square and the church of St. Nicholas built in 1793, which inside preserves unique paintings by painters of Kapesovo. Also, do not forget to visit the cultural center and the folk museum housed since 1995 in Paschaleio School. There you will see a collection of rare books and in the exhibits you will find one of the four original copies of the Carta of Rigas Feraios.
For your stay in Kapesovo you can choose any of the village’s hostels. Also, you can eat at taverns in Kapesovo and drink your coffee in cafes. Outside Kapesovo starts a path leading to the village Vradeto. This is the famous "ladder" of Vradeto, which consists of 1200 steps and 40 turns. Probably the "ladder" built in the 19th century and led from Kapesovo in Vradeto. This is one of the most beautiful trails in Epirus and a frequent hiking pass. On the way you will meet the Kapesovo bridge, which is well-preserved.
If you visit Kapesovo, you can visit other villages of Zagorochoria, such as Vradeto, Tsepelovo, Skamnelli, Koukouli, Monodendri, Vitsa, Kipi, Dilofo, etc. Other popular nearby destinations are Ioannina, Metsovo and Konitsa.
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