get to Iliochori is very simple if following the indications reported in the site
or if you prefer print them out and bring with you.
Greece can be arrived by the Italian ports of Trieste, Venice, Ancona, Bari, Brindisi
and Otranto for the ports of Corfù, Igoumenitsa. Many italian and greek
shipping companies which link
Italy and Greece in all the periods of the year. From Igoumenitsa has also origin
the Via Egnazia (Egnatìa Odòs in Greek), a modern motorway http://www.egnatia.eu,
that crosses the mounts of Pindos allowing quick communications with Ioannina,
Thessaloniki and even with the farthest Istanbul. In fact the arterial road, is
arrested to the borders with Turkey, after have crossed Macedonia and Thrace.
is easy to get also from Athens. It can be taken the plane from the Eleftherios
Venizelos Airport http://www.aia.gr
with two daily internal flights of the duration of an hour for the Pyrros airport,
an infrastructure of great importance. Exiting from the airport on the right takes
the cross-road for Konitza. Using the car, taxi or bus it is had a new network
motorway from Athens till Ioannina in approximately 4 hours. For those who loves
panoramic views they can admire the new bridge Gefyra: (Bridge that connects Rio
constructed in occasions of the Olympic Games of Athens 2004, one futurist work
from Thessaloniki, the second large city of Greece for number of people, can be
arrived to Ioannina. Leaving from its airport http://www.thessalonikiairport.gr
can be used two daily flights for the airport of Pyrros. Iliochori can be get
by car, bus or taxi, more easy covering the modern motorway Via Egnatia, that
it takes the name from the ancient way, extension of the Via Appia that connected
Rome with Costantinopoli. The motorway, part of the E90, begins from Igoumenitsa
and, after to have crossed the chain of the Pindos, it passes for Thessaloniki,
continuing for Thrace till the borders with Turkey. The greek public transport
system KTEL supply the connections with Athens and Thessaloniki beyond that with
Igoumenitsa and other cities of Epirus (Preveza, Arta) and of Tessally (Larissa
from Corfù, the Island of Achilleas and where Ulysses is disembarked from
the return to Ithaca; with direct flights towards the city of Ioannina for the
Pyrros airport. Or with the ferries that sail for the second port of Igoumenitza.
Take the motorway Egnatia for Ioannina distant 45 minutes. Once in Ioannina, take
the cross-road for Konitza, exiting from Ioannina, in direction of Konitsa, after
19 km, on the right, finds the cross-road for Zagori. After exceeding the towns
of Tsepelovo and Skamnelli, passing for the locality Gyftocambos and letting on
the right the cross-road that brings to Laista, after some km is arrived to the
town of Iliochori.
arrived at the port of Igoumenitsa take the motorway Egnatia for Ioannina distant
45 minutes, can be booked the bus with the main greek bus company Ktel: http://www.ktel.org
that covers all the Greek territory. Exiting from Ioannina, exceeding the airport
in direction of Konitza (town of the horses, from the Slav Coni=horse), after
19 km, on the right, finds the cross-road for Zagori that after 50 km will brings
to the town of Iliochori.
FROM IOANNINA TO ILIOCHORI
arrived to the city of Ioannina that has an airport King Pyrros, used after the
single domestic flights, carried out above all from the companies Olympic Airlines
and Aegean Airlines the road for Coniza is feed.
out from Ioannina in direction of Coniza(Town of the horses, from the Slavo Coni=horses)
after 19 km; on the right we can find the cross-roads that after 50 km will bring
at the town of Iliochori.
the way after 6 km on yours left you could admire the monument dedicated to weman
of the Epirus.
After 3 km we will find on the right the road for another little town called
Elati, at that point we have to take on the left for Iliochori.
After 1 km we find on the left the road for the towns of Vitza e Monodendri
and the road for Kotzani. To get for Iliochori we have to go on the right.
going after 3 km we find the cross-roads for Dilofo( Another tipical town of the
After 2 km on the right we can admire the river "Voidomantis"
with its carateristic bridge called "Ghefira".
few metres we find on the right the road for Cuculi (Kukuli), where we can
admire the bridge of Plachidas or "Calogerico" one of the most beautiful
bridge of Greece. Our journey keeps always straight.
After few metres
more we find the cross-road for Cuculi (Kukuli).
4 km on your left you can admire the gorge of Vikos(in greek mean strong voice).
This is one of most big and extraordinary od Europe.
Suddenly Vradeto (Vradeto=
area of fir-trees, from the Vlachic language brad=fir-tree) come into view majestic
, since few years ago the only way that puted in comunication between the town
the external world.
km we find the cross-road for the little town of Capessovo.
we find always on our left the road for the town of Vradeto.
After 4 km
on the left we find the road for the monastery "Rengavas Monas Tery".
At 2 km we find the town of
Passed this latter we find the town of "Skamnelli".
going after 11 km you can find the locality of "Gyftokambos". Here every
year, at the first weekend of august take place a big holiday in honour of the
2 km on your left you can find a tipical fountain in marble, got it built
by a benefactor where gush one of the most fresh waters of Zagoria.
1 km we find the cross-roads for "Laista" on the left go on for
Iliochori and Vrysochori.
few km on our right we can admire the church of Aghios Minas in honour of
the Sant built by
1 or 2 km here we are at Iliochori (The
Town of the Sun)