Pramanda Travel Guide

  • Mpoutzas tavern terrace
    Mpoutzas tavern terrace
    by mindcrime
  • the village
    the village
    by mindcrime
  • central square
    central square
    by mindcrime

Pramanda Things to Do

  • Agia Paraskevi church

    The basic church of Pramanda is Agia Paraskevi. All the ceremonies take place here. Its built around 1890, the locals like it a lot but I didn’t like the outside color although it feets with the local architecture. It's big enough but Pramanda is a big village anyway.

    more
  • 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...

    more
  • 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...

    more
  • the “arapis” spring

    Everyone refresh his thirsty with the cold water here. I asked some old men 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!

    more
  • 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...

    more
  • the old plane tree

    The old plane tree (Platanos in greek) is situated next to the church of Agia Paraskevi in the central square. It must be more than 150 years old and the locals are proud of it. The local café have tables under the tree so you can enjoy its chilly shadow during a sunny day while you have your drinks. It was very funny listening some locals telling...

    more
  • 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

    more
  • Stroggula mountain

    This is one of my favorite peaks. I like to watch it from the square of Pramanda but then from many other places along the way. There are many traditional local songs that have lyrics about Tzoumerka mountains.

    more
  • Oh the mountains!

    The mountain chain(more than 28km) of Tzoumerka belongs to north Pindus and has many peak over 2000m like Stroggoula (2.107m), Katafidi (2.392m), Gerakovuni (2.211m), Kataraxias(2.280m), Trigona (2.067m) etc Over 1.300m there is no green but the view of the mountains are amazing. The basic rocks are made by limestone. At the eastern side there are...

    more

Pramanda Restaurants

  • for meat lovers

    Mpoutzas is one of my favorite places for eating in Pramanda, or... lets say the best place to eat in the village. It is full of people most of the time because of great variety but also good prices of well cooked foods. The service is typical but its something normal in the area, dont expect extra friendly people, they just do their job and they...

    more
  • where to eat

    There are many taverns in the village. You can also eat in the hotel Tzoumerka. Try local meet, vegetables, spinach pie, meat or whatever pie (pies are very popular in Epirus area) etc Wash them down with beer or why dont you try local tsipuro, a very strong but typical booze in this villages.Drink turkish coffee as the local old men.The photo is...

    more
  • eat "patsas" (Tripe soup)

    Patsas is a tripe soup famous in the greek and turkey cousine. The Greek version is called patsás(from the Turkish word paça 'cuff' or 'foot'). But the truth is that in the tripe soup is filled with other offal from goats or sheep, and with or without pigs' feet. What’s more it may be seasoned with lemon and garlic and thickened with...

    more

Pramanda Transportation

  • mindcrime's Profile Photo
    one drives one takes photos!

    by mindcrime Updated Sep 18, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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. You have to call 2651026404 the central bus station of Ioannina.
    For taxi call 2659061263
    For the airport of Ioannina 2651083600

    It’s better to go by car. It’s the only way to enjoy the route, to 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 from the other side.

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Pramanda Shopping

  • mindcrime's Profile Photo
    many choices

    by mindcrime Written Sep 18, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Pramanda Off The Beaten Path

  • historical bridge of Plaka(Plaka bridge)

    On your way back to Ioannina (this time from the normal route) after around 15km turn right (there is a sign) and go down the road, cross the small bridge and park the car. There is a small path that after 5’ will lead you to this historical bridge. This marvelous stone bridge built in 1866, it was an architecture issue of those times. It has 3...

    more
  • 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...

    more
  • 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.

    more

Pramanda Sports & Outdoors

  • mindcrime's Profile Photo
    go fishing 2 more images

    by mindcrime Written Sep 18, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Pramanda Favorites

  • local people

    The locals are very friendly and the shepherds will talk to you because they spend too much time with nobody around. Of course you have to speak greek :)

    more
  • 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....

    more
  • Pramanda Hotels

    0 Hotels in Pramanda

Instant Answers: Pramanda

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

65 travelers online now

Comments

 
Explore Deeper into Pramanda
Raftanaioi
Off The Beaten Path
Ampelohori village
Off The Beaten Path
Arachthos river
Off The Beaten Path
Map of Pramanda

View all Pramanda hotels