What to do and see in Konitsa, Greece: The Best Places and Tips

April 5, 2018 Velvet Mowry

Konitsa (Greek: Κόνιτσα) is a town of Ioannina in Epirus, Greece, near the Albanian border. It is located north of the capital Ioannina, and northeast of a group of villages known as the Zagorochoria. The town was built amphitheatrically-shaped on a mountain slope of the Pindos mountain range from where it overlooks the valley where the river Aoos meets the river Voidomatis.
Restaurants in Konitsa

1. Papigo Rafting

Papigko 44004, Greece
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Papigo Rafting

Reviewed By CircleKAlexandria_VA - Alexandria, VA

We had a blast rafting with Yiannis down the Voidomatis River, we were sad when it was over! All the gear and equipment was provided and Yiannis was a enthusiastic, skillful and most of all, safe, guide. Yiannis made sure we knew what we were doing but that we also had a great time, he provided all sorts of info about the area, flora, and fauna while we were rafting and we even had a nice pit stop in the middle of the river for some snacks and drinks. Our 8-year old daughter was with us and she loved it!

2. Voidomatis River

Klidonia Voidomatis, Greece +30 694 475 0009
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5 based on 180 reviews

Voidomatis River

Reviewed By OphirB - Yokneam Moshava

This rive has fantastic colors once it gets out of the ground. If you'll visit the Vikos canyon observation points, which have amazing views of their own, you'll be quite surprised to see that the river is (may be) actually dry on those spots. But further down, definitely below the village of Vikos and under the bridge of the road that leads to Papigo and Micro Papigo, the river is flowing in marvelous colors and allows a wonderful rafting experience (as long as you're in for the views and not for the rafting itself which is VERY calm). Overall, wonderful experience with amazing nature and river views.

3. Monastery of Molivdoskepasti

Molivdoskepasti | 18 km from Konitsa, Konitsa 441 00, Greece +30 2655 024175
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Monastery of Molivdoskepasti

Reviewed By Diamantis_0 - Athens, Greece

Not a fan of religion, so I absolutely recommend the place just for the scenic route. The scenery going to the monastery is beautiful, especially if you love driving. The monastery is ok, no more than 20 minutes needed to spend there. Then, drive again and take some good music with you.

4. Agia Paraskevi Monastery

Monodendri 44007, Greece +30 694 480 9615
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Agia Paraskevi Monastery

Reviewed By NomadicTraveller7 - Fuerteventura

The monastery was interesting and built with lovely local stone. It is not far from the main square in Monodendri. The highlight is the view of the Vikos Gorge from the Terrace through a little archway at the northern end of the monastery. Keep walking though until you find it. Strangely for such a quiet place, there was a lady in a little gift shop with little things for sale. We did not find any to buy.

5. Beloi Viewpoint

Vradeto 44010, Greece
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5 based on 38 reviews

Beloi Viewpoint

Reviewed By snYuval

A great viewpoint of the canyon. Just a short walk suitable for kids also and really amazing. We recommend parking next to the sign and the beginning of the short trail and not at the end of the concrete road, any car can do it.

6. Tree Chapel Saint Paissiou

village Santa Barbara Konitsa City, Konitsa, Greece
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Tree Chapel Saint Paissiou

Tree Chapel Saint Paissiou This chapel was built - with faith and love - inside a tree following the footsteps of Saint Paissios 22 kilometers north of Konitsa in the village of Agia Varvara. The evergreen tree (oak) inside it had suffered several destructions and fires, resulting in a deteriorating condition each year. Thanks, however, to the idea and initiative of a resident of the village of Agia Varvara was saved to become a pilgrimage site of Saint Paissios. The weak blessed tree was internally shielded with stone from the area and turned into a tree-cloth. A picture was placed in honor of Saint Paissios, where, during his youth, he passed from Aghia Varvara to the nearby village of Amarantos to perform carpentry and repairs to local houses. In Greece, there are few similar churches - places of pilgrimage in a tree, which provoke the interest of Greek and foreign visitors.

7. To Sokaki

Tsepelovo 44010, Greece +30 694 885 9036
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To Sokaki

The "Silver and Wood Creations" is a small store at square of Tsepelovo with siver jewelerys that we made them,many wooden thind for the house\ from local woods and creations from local materials for decor.

Reviewed By Vasiliki S - Thessaloníki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Few things. Costly things. Simple things. Some simple and elegant, others just simple. All'n'all OK.But not something to take notice of.Thank you for your review. We are hopping next time to come again to our store and see our new products...

8. Primoula's Wellness Terrace

Ano Pedina, Zagori, Ano Pedina 44007, Greece +30 2653 071133
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Primoula's Wellness Terrace

A unique spa In Zagori An exterior sauna with a window that gives you an amazing view to the village and the hills and a wooden Jacuzzi under the stars and the moon. Our Terrace offers you an unforgetable experience of relaxation and connection to the nature as you are in the open air.

Reviewed By NigriParis - Paris

Primoula offers everything you need for a visit at the stunningly beautiful region of Zagorohoria. It is centrally located and you can conveniently explore the main attractions of the area. Rooms are very comfortable and elegantly decorated. Beautiful views. An excellent breakfast. And a perfect and friendly service.

9. Military Museum of Kalpaki

National Road Ioannina, Kalpaki 440 04, Greece
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Military Museum of Kalpaki

Reviewed By elzygo - Athens, Greece

its a small army museum of the 2nd www and especially of the resistance of the local population against the Italian forces on Oct and November of 1940, the firts days of war. It very sentimental as the people have donated most of the artifacts on display. It is kept by the army and the two soldiers that were ther were very polite and also give a small tour. Its on the main road and a quick visit, dont miss it to get an idea of what happened that era there.

10. Vikos – Aoos National Park

Greece
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Vikos – Aoos National Park

Reviewed By AlexanderP6308 - Uppsala, Sweden

We walked from Monodendri to Vikos. Prior to our walk, the owner of Karpouzis Guesthouse at Vikos gave us a ride to Monodendri (40 min, 35 EUR).
We had a problem finding good descriptions of the route. Neither it is well marked. Most of the way one should follow red marks "03". It took us 7.5 hours including a 1-hour picknick lunch break.
The weather was hot and there was no running water in the gorge, just few poles inhabited by frogs. Water that we dared to drink was available in only one (!) location, in the middle of the route.
The first half of the path is quite uneven, stony, up and down. The second half is much easier, except the final steep ascend to Vikos.
Views are magnificent, especially closer to Vikos where the landscape is more open. Otherwise one needs to enter the river path to enjoy the views. But: don't even think continuing along the river path instead of the trail. In other words: don't leave the trail.
We managed to see a turtle in the forest soon after leaving Monodendri.
At Vikos, we enjoyed a dinner at Karpouzis Guesthouse a lot - recommended!

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