Pramanda Travel Guide

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Pramanda Things to Do

  • Agia Paraskevi church

    Agia Paraskevi is the main church of Pramanda. All the ceremonies take place here and usually on Sunday mass you’ll most of the local been there and then they spread around the local cafés around the square in front of the church. The church was built around 1890, a three-aisled basilica with dome dedicated to Saint Paraskevi of Rome, the Christian...

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  • the “arapis” fountain

    Everyone refresh his thirsty with the cold water here. Back in the 1980s I asked some uncles of mine about the story and why it’s called Arapis (means black man ) and they told me that when the sculptor was ready to made the face, an ugly man was passing by and the locals asked the sculptor to create the face like him!! Later I’ve read another...

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  • the old plane tree

    The old plane tree (platanos in greek) is situated next to the church of Agia Paraskevi in the central square (I think the official name must be Stratigos Margaris). The tree must be more than 150 years old and the locals are really proud of it. The local cafés have tables under the tree so you can enjoy its chilly shadow during a sunny day while...

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  • Stroggula mountain

    Strogula is one of my favorite peaks in Epirus region. It’s part of the north edge of Tzoumerka mountain range and goes up to 2111meters. It looks inaccessible but there’s a clear path that will take you smoothly through its rocky terrain to the top, the total distance is about 5km. You can start from the amphitheater next to the lodge at Isioma...

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  • Tsopela

    Tsopela is a small settlemet just outside Pramanta on the way to Melisurgoi. We actually passed by as we head to Orizontes hotel that lies above Tsopela. The nature is breathtaking there and although we didn’t turn into the village (pic 2 shows the main road on the right while you have to turn left for Tsopela) we stopped to take some pictures from...

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  • Isioma

    There is a bolt at Isioma area up at 1250 meters, just 4 km away from the village. The place is nice to sleep but it’s nice to be here anyway for the view of Stroggula or just having a coffee at the café the oweners have. The area is called isioma that means staight place, and there arent many like this in the mountains. During summer it’s possible...

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  • Agios Nikolas church

    This is another small church just 5’ walking down the road from central square. Nothing special about, just a few pictures, you can light a candle and continue your walking through the village...

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  • A windhole!

    The cave was discovered in 1960 by Anna Petrohilu. There was a chilly wind coming out from a small hole. They opened a bigger hole and they discovered the cave that has 270m length. The cave has three levels but only the second one is available for the visitors. There are some nice stalactites and stalagmites to see and some small lakes from water...

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  • the monastery of Agia Paraskevi

    The day I went there I didn’t find any nuns but there was some signs inform that they can hold people for a night. I guess it was useful in the past when there wasn’t any hotel in the village. There is a small spring with cold fresh water and a church all build in the local architecture style with stones etc

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  • Café Hayiati

    Café Hayiati is a traditional cafeneion located on the central square, runned by Vasilis Molonis that has also a traditional pansion. It has several tables outside on the square and usually the first thing we do when we walk into the village, drink a greek coffee along with a lokum or some spoon sweet, last time I tried baby fig spoon sweet and it...

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  • where to eat

    There are many taverns in the village, my favorite one is Mpoutzas at the edge of the central square but there are many choices, even a pizzeria! You can also eat in the hotel Tzoumerka or hotel Orizontes. Try local meat, vegetables, spinach pie, chickenpie, cheesepie, pastapie, the pies are very typical and popular in the regionPic 1 was taken at...

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  • Orizontes

    Orizontes is a beautiful hotel just outside Pramanda overlooking the mighty mountains. Even if you don’t stay there it worth to be visited because they also have a lovely café and bar where people relax for coffee or drinks later in the day, there’s also a TV screen where we watched the final match of Champions League but also a terrace where you...

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Pramanda Transportation

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    by mindcrime Updated Jun 13, 2014

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    Pramanda is 365km away from Athens and 65km away from Ioannina.
    There are buses from Ioannina that go to Pramanda but I’m not sure about the timetables, there used to be a bus in the morning and then you could return back with the evening bus. You have to call 2651026404 the central bus station of Ioannina. There are also buses from Arta (pic 2)
    For taxi call 2659061263
    For the airport of Ioannina 2651083600

    The truth is we always go there by car. It’s the only way to enjoy the route or/and change the route on your way back (three different ones to Ioannina), to make small turns for hidden sights (see off the beaten path tips). In any way you have to drive down to Arachthos river and then up again to the other side.
    Pic 4 is a kiosk we stopped for a while on our way there, pic 5 is the view down to Arachtos river where later we will drove anyway

    Once in Pramanda depending on the season you may realize there’s not much parking space (pic 3), hopefully there’s a big parking lot off the central square (3’ walk uphill toward Tsopela/Melisurgoi)

    windy roads to Pramanda parking lot in Pramanta bus from Arta

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Pramanda Shopping

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    by mindcrime Written Sep 18, 2007

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    You can buy some local products like honey, cheese etc In case you look for some souvenirs check out the little shop at Anemotrypa cave. They sell things like traditional wooden shepherd’s sticks, wooden canteens for water, local honey, sweets or marmalade etc

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Pramanda Off The Beaten Path

  • historical bridge of Plaka(Plaka bridge)

    On our way back to Ioannina (this time from the normal route) after about 15km we turned right (check the road sign) and went down the road, we crossed the small bridge and parked the car. There is a small path, we walked for about 5 minutes and then we saw the historical bridge. This marvelous stone bridge was built in 1866, it was an architecture...

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  • Politsa Bridge

    A stone bridge (typical in the area of Epirus) that probably built two centuries before from the locals. It connects the villages Ampelohori and Fortosi. It’s nice but some “smart” people made a modern one for the cars right next to it! Try to forget this and walk around the area. Say hello to the people that do canoe at Arahthos river before you...

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  • Melisurgoi village

    This village is near Pramanda, just 10’ away by car and you can visit it a sunny day and have lunch at its central square with the nice café/tavern.

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Pramanda Sports & Outdoors

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    by mindcrime Written Sep 18, 2007

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    Because of the mountains and the rivers you have many choices.

    You can try rafting and cayak in the rivers Arachthos and Kaliritikos.
    You can do hike walk (path T2 through Markopulo forest or path T1 towards Kalarites and Sirako)
    You can climb the mountains like Stroggula (2000m), do mountain bike up to the monastery ogf Agia Paraskevi
    You can cross the canyon or just as other people do, go to the river for fishing (basically pestrofa)
    Whatever you choose ask for info the locals, bring a good map with you and always have a GPS or at least a mobile phone in case something goes wrong

    go fishing watch the view follow unknown roads

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Pramanda Favorites

  • local people

    The locals are very friendly in general… we had some nice chats even with the shepherds that will talk to you anyway because they spend too much time with nobody around. Of course you have to speak greek :)

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  • Houses made by stone

    Most of the houses are made by stone like in all villages of Ioannina and Epirus in general. It’s the only way they could do it because the whole area of Epirus was full of stones. The builders of Epirus were very famous in the past and they were travelling all over Greece to build houses, bridges and other buildings from stones. They were experts....

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