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Published on 2014-08-31
Almost every village in Zagoria and will find a museum, exhibition space or library with a particular cultural and historical value. Dominating spaces with exhibits related to the tradition of the region.
Among those worth visiting are:
- The Paschaleio School
- The Rizareios Handicraft School
- The Sarakatsaniki Sheepfold
- The Botanical Museum Kostas Lazaridis
- The Information Center of the National Park of Vikos - Aoou
- The Information Center WWF
- The Folklore Museum Agapio Toli
- The Museum of Traditional Crafts Michael Economides
- The Rizarios Exhibition Center
- And many other ...
The Paschaleio School
The Paschaleio School Kapesovo village was founded by a bequest of Paschalis brothers in 1861 to accommodate the village school. Today, among other rare documents out there, and kept one of the few copies of the Charter of the Rigas.
The Rizareios Handicraft School
The Rizareios Handicraft School in Monodéndrion Rizarios founded the Church and School is a school of traditional arts (carpet, weaving and embroidery), attended by young students of the region. The school has a production workshop where working graduates of the school, and where showroom displayed for sale their creations. These activities of the school, not only the traditional arts are passed on to the younger generations, but also provided incentives and opportunities for vocational rehabilitation for young people who might abandon their homes to find work in a city.
The Sarakatsaniki Sheepfold
The Sarakatsaniki Sheepfold is a creation of the Brotherhood Sarakatsanaioi Epirus (ASIS) and works in the village Skamneli.
This is an exhibition space that recreates with great fidelity the house, furniture, tools and other items from the life of Sarakatsanaioi.
The Botanical Museum Kostas Lazaridis
The Botanical Museum Kostas Lazaridis Cocoon works in the village occupies the house of the designer Kostas Lazaridis, who work with personal samples collected from the rich flora of the gorges of the region. Here one can see the medicinal plants of the canyon that the locals traditional doctors, "Vikogiatroi" used for their healing properties.
The Information Center of the National Park of Vikos - Aoou
The Information Center of the National Park of Vikos - Aoou Mesovouni works in the village, where it is housed in the old stone school, in order to provide information for the National Park of Vikos - Aoou and the region of northern Pindos. At the site of an exhibition of environmental factors, human activities, economy, architecture, arts, history and tradition. The center was created with funding from the European Union within an Operational Programme Environment.
The Information Center WWF
The Information Center WWF works in Small Papigo housed in small traditional building of the old primary school, close to the village square. Established in May 2001 by WWF Greece in cooperation with the Community Papigo.
A visit to it is very helpful and will give you the opportunity to learn about wildlife and endangered species in the region Timfi, but also for the environment of the region, its history and its traditions. Also, there is a scientific presentation of geology, geography, climate, ecosystems, flora and fauna, and traditional human activities that some residents continue to perform.
The telephone communication with Regional Information Center for WWF is 26530-41071.
The Folklore Museum Agapio Toli
The Folklore Museum operates Agapio Toli village Gardens occupies three mansions.
The museum has about 40,000 exhibits from everyday life in Zagoria, which are collected by personal work Agapios Tolis.
The Museum of Traditional Crafts Michael Economides
The Museum of Traditional Crafts Michael Economides Elafotopos works in the village and is housed in an old elementary school.
The Rizarios Exhibition Center
The Rizarios Exhibition Centre in Monodéndrion housed in the mansion Pantazis and hosts exhibitions and events with topics related to the Balkans.