Villages to discover:
Start your day by visiting the village of Katarraktis and the twin waterfalls taking place only 5km north of the village (make sure there is enough water). The village took its name from these beautiful waterfalls.
Then, worth visiting is the Folk Museum Tzoumerka and The Activities Centre (TAC) in Agnanta where you can enjoy all kinds of activities indoor and outdoor. Make sure to sure you also stop to see Agnada’s Watermill where people used to wash their clothes in the past, and some still do! A suggested option for lunch in Agnanta could be the tavern “Ta Tzoumerka”. Continue your journey and make a stop at the Anemotrypa Cave which you will find on your left hand side on your way to the village of Pramanta. A suggested option for lunch in Pramanta could be the tavern “O Boutzas”. If time permits, a stop in Pramanta at the Workshop of George Polyzos is a must where you will get to see how jewellery is made using the techniques of the old craftsmen. Mr. Polyzos has also been working lately on creating ancient Greek musical instruments.
After your break head towards Kalarrytes and on your way stop at the Monastery of Kipina, a Monastery built on a rock in on a vertical cliff and the Kouiasa Bridge which you will find closely after the Monastery. Park your car on your right hand side of the road and walk for 7-10 minutes towards the waterfalls. During the summer period you will also get the chance to enjoy a Greek coffee at the “Traditional Coffee shop of the Mills of Kouiasa”.
For the hikers who don’t mind walking further, a 10 minute walk after the Coffee Shop will take you to further majestic springs. Turn left after the Coffee Shop and climb the hill. At some point you will find a bridge, cross it and turn left again. Get to enjoy authentic Tzoumerka!
Lastly, a pleasant walk through the stone – made village of Kalarrytes, where the famous jewellery maker Bulgari originates from, should not be missed. A recommended tip would be to stop at “Napoleon’s” for a sip of the locally produced tsipouro or else grappa.
Your day should end with a visit to Syrrako, the famous village where Krystallis, a Greek Poet came from and enjoy the lovely museum dedicated to him, Folklore Museum of Kostas Krystallis. Both Kalarrytes and Syrrako, are considered the most beautiful villages of Tzoumerka in terms of their traditional architecture.
A suggested route to return to Hotel Princess Lanassa is through Prosilio, if you would like to choose a different route for your return.