Kipi is a village in the prefecture of Ioannina in Epirus. It belongs to Zagorochoria of the Central Zagori. Until 1927 the village was called Baya and was the capital of Zagori, but then named Kipi. The village took its name from the many gardens that are on the banks of river Bagiotikou. Kipi are built on a rocky hill and maintain the traditional elements of architecture of Zagori, which appears on the cobbled streets, stone houses and stone arch bridges. Kipi are at low altitude compared to the other villages of Zagori, in a height of only 800m., and number about 80 permanent residents.
Kipi are 39 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 Kipi you can see the Museum of Agapios Tolis with the extraordinary collection of folklore material. Kipi are surrounded by numerous stone bridges. Entering the village you will find the stone bridge Kontodimos or Lazaridis, moving the stone bridge of Mylos, while leaving the village the bridge of Petsoni or Pitsioni. Outside the village stands the bridge Plakida or Kalogerou that is three-arched and perfectly symmetrical. In Kipi you will come across the bridge Kokori that was built in 1750. In the village is dominated also the church of St. Nicholas with the wooden temple, the monastery Baya of 1841 and "House of Artemis", which is a historical monument of 19th century.
In Kipi will find many options for your accommodation, such as hotels and hostels that will serve the most demanding guests and will offer comfortable accommodation and gracious hospitality. Moreover, in Kipi will find taverns and restaurants where you can taste traditional meals.
Kipi are located in a central area near the village of Koukouli, Dilofo, Kapesovo, Tsepelovo, Negades, Vitsa, Monodendri and Vradeto. Nearby are the city of Ioannina, Metsovo and Konitsa.
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