Action, fun and culture: the ideal combination for discovering the spectacular scenery and the rare natural beauty of Tzoumerka.
An easy river hike takes us to the waterfalls of Housia gorge on the beautiful path between the stone villages of Sirako and Kalarites.
After a refreshing swim (for the brave ones, even during summer time) we visit the cliff hanging monastery of Kipina, built in a cave and dating since 1212.
We head to the village of Kalarites and visit the folk art museum.
Afterwards, we enjoy our lunch with a variety of delicious local products at the oldest café and grocery shop in Greece, build since 1840.
- River trek at the spectacular waterfalls of Housia gorge
- Visit the cliff hanging monastery of Kipina
- Visit the Kalarites folk art museum
- Enjoy lunch at the oldest café and grocery shop in Greece, dating since 1840.
Words of interest
Kipina monastery: The monastery of Kipina, just outside the village of Kalarrites, seems to be a part of the rock inside which it is built. It was constructed in 1212 in the honor of the Assumption of Virgin Mary and its name probably originates from the gardens that were cultivated by the monks beneath it. A short path leads to the wooden bridge above the 4-meter high cliff that will take you inside the monastery. The construction of the monastery is impressive as every part of the rock has been taken advantage of, while at the same time it gives off a sense of hospitality and serenity. Nowadays, there are no monks in the monastery and in order to visit it, you will have to take the key from the coffee house in Kipina village. (source: wondergreece)
Period of Operation: All year round
- Basic physical condition
- Age from 6 years old
- Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off from your base at Tzoumerka
- Transport by mini van
- English speaking Guide
- Lunch in a traditional tavern