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The hospitality was great, excellent quality of food because they use local products and the meat is fresh and from the villagers, thankfully there are vegetarian choices also! We were very pleased! The atmosphere is perfect with the fireplace! We definitely suggest it
The place is a traditional style house, with porch and common equipped kitchen.
The rooms are clean, comftorbol and worm.
There is a small parking place right at the gate (most of the village is not car accessible).
The host Vasilis was extra kind and...More
Ioannidis Guesthouse is tucked away in an optimal location of the extraordinary village Megalo Papigo. Upon entering, the gorgeous patio beckons guests for complimentary tea or coffee under the shade of fig and mulberry trees, surrounded by beautiful flower beds.
The interior of the guesthouse...More
This was a perfect end to hiking the Vikos Gorge. We started our hike from Monodendri....left our car there. We hiked to Papingo...the guesthouse. He drove us all the way back to Monodendri to get our car. He says he does it for all his...More
Our first time in Zagori was a wonderful experience. This property is a wonderful central location if you want to visit the Vikos Gorge and the beautiful lush natural habitats. The rooms were spacious and clean and the staff/owners very welcoming. A great choice if...More
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Hello, I am interested in coming for a walking holiday - only day walks, no big mountain climbing. Are there nice day walks to do from your guesthouse?
Also, do I need a car?
13 June 2015|
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Response from ioannidiguesthouse | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry.
Kindly note that Papigo, located 62 km north of Ioannina, is perhaps the most traditional area in Zagoria. The two villages – the Big [Megalo] Papigo and Small [Mikro] Papigo - are... More
Thank you for your inquiry.
Kindly note that Papigo, located 62 km north of Ioannina, is perhaps the most traditional area in Zagoria. The two villages – the Big [Megalo] Papigo and Small [Mikro] Papigo - are built with the traditional architecture, with stone as the basic material and have been declared preserved by the Ministry of Culture.
In Megalo Papigo you will find our guesthouse. The building operates as a hostel since 1980 under the requirements of the EOT. Built before 1813, it has been completely renovated internally with respect to its traditional character. Its privileged location, for those who love walking, is the ideal starting point for short and long walks and relaxation. Our guests may visit to the church of St. Vlasios in Megalo Papigo (built on 1852 in the place of the older one of 912) with its 15m high hexagonal bell tower. While, in Mikro Papigo there is the church of Taxiarhes, which is a national landmark.
Moreover, walking on the old path that connects Megalo Papigo and Mikro Papigo, at Lakkos you will find the one-stringer stone bridge, made in 1854. Between the two villages at Rogovo, the river has formed at its bed some round-shaped cavities that are similar to very small lakes. The 'ovires' or pools are where, during the summer anyway, visitors can enjoy a swim in the cold water!
Furthermore, for a longer walk, you can visit Drakolimni (at 2.050m), Gamila (at 2.497m), the top of Astraka mountain (at 2.437m). Or the mountain lodge (at 1.950m). The paths to Vikos Gorge, or from the fountain of Voidomatis to Vikos Village or to Monodendri, also start from Papigo. Maybe just in these cases you might need a car, for the longer distances within the area, or in order to get to our guesthouse in a more convenient way than using the public transportation.
Lovers of water sports can cross the Vikos Gorge by rafting, kayaking or canoeing on the Voidomatis River, from the bridge of Papigo to the bridge of Klidonia in Konitsa.
Shortly, there are a lot of things to do in Papigo, just if you have enough time to spend there and we are always at our guests’ disposal to provide them with the information and directions they might need.
With kind regards,
rapidbounce, on behalf of Ioannidis Guesthouse
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"All the rooms are very nice. Call Vasilis Ioannidis directly in order to find the one that answers your needs"