Makrino is a village of East Zagori of the prefecture of Ioannina. Makrino is one of the Zagorochoria and belong to the geographical department of Epirus. The official name of the village is "the Makrinon". The name of Makrino considered to be Slavic origin and in Slavic means "wet place". Makrino is built at an altitude ranging from 900 meters. and reaches up to 1750m. The village is located on a hillside with lush vegetation near sources of the river Varda - Arachthos. In Makrino, it is worth noting, that lives only 36 permanent residents according to the census carried out in 2011. The community of Makrino covers an area of about 20,000 Km2.
Makrino is 35 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 Makrino you can browse the Church of St. Nicholas, the Church of the Assumption and the monastery of Mary, built in 1700. Also, if you are in the village, you can see the stone bridge of Agios (Saint) Minas. The bridge of Agios Minas is arched in previous years, along with other two bridges connecting Makrino village with Elatochori village. The bridge is located between the two villages. South of the village are still the remains of an ancient wall. Also, in the area where now is the church of the Holy Trinity, had found an altar that has sculpted busts of ancient gods of Olympus, like Mars, Hera and Apollo.
If you are in Makrino you can admire the forests of East Zagoria through hiking trails. For accommodation and your board in Makrino you may prefer one of the villages of East Zagori.
Next to Makrino are other mountain Zagorochoria as Elatochori, Dilakko, Flabourari, Kastanonas and Doliani. If you visit one of these villages, do not hesitate to spin across the region while enjoying the natural beauty of the Zagorochoria villages. Near Makrino are located Ioannina and Metsovo.
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