Zagori, Greece
online guide

A gem
of nature and culture,
nominated for inscription
on the UNESCO
World Heritage List


A rugged, exhilarating destination
for the mind and the body
full of rich culture,
breathtaking landscapes
and unique architecture.


“If you want to reach Zagori,
let your thoughts climb first, travelling,
and embrace this unknown corner.
Pilgrim, let your soul flutter,
with all the love still remaining in it,
which has not been wiped out by civilized life.
Here thou shalt come without calculation,
with the memory of some primitive worship
as thy heart’s guide.
You must bend down to listen to the pulse
of life that flows up here,
to hear its rhythm and breath and,
above all, to forget the ant hills
that sweat on the great hydrocephalus,
called megalopolises,
and then, reborn, let yourself
be close to mother nature,
you, her misguided creature,
speak to you in her own language,
to make you hers again,
flesh by flesh.”

Yiannis Saralis,
excerpt from
“Ζαγόρι, ένας απίθανος κόσμος”
(Zagori, an amazing world), 1957

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