Epirus - history, landscape and beaches
I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Greek region
of Epirus. Located at the northern end of Greece, Epirus isn't necessarily
one of the first places which comes to mind when thinking of a holiday - the islands of
Zakynthos, Kos, Corfu, Rhodes, Crete are normally the first places which spring to mind
when looking for a Greek holiday; however Epirus shouldn't be ruled out.
The blue water and blue sky of Sivota
Greece is well known as a holiday destination and the Epirus region doesn't disappoint. Whether you're after a bit of local history, or should
you fancy some time on the beach - or, most likely, a mix and match of the two, Epirus will have something for you.
Like all of Greece, There is plenty of history to see in Epirus. There are the ruins of a 14th century castle near the town of
; the ancient Theatre of Dodona; or how about the remarkable monastery at Meteora? The photo below shows this monastery - you'll
need to have a head for heights for this one.
Meteora means literally 'hovering in the air' - which helps explain the Meteora Monastery
The chances are, if you're planning on taking a holiday to Greece, you're going to want to spend at least a little time by the beach.
And you won't be left beachless in Epirus. There are several beaches to choose from, with the west coast
of Epirus on the gorgeous Ionian Sea. Sivota
, to the north of Epirus has
Karvouno beach, Bella Vraka beach, Mega Ammos beach and Mikri Ammos beach. While in the south of the region,
has Sarakiniko beach, Piso Krionery beach, Valtos beach, Lichnos beach, Parga beach and
The beaches range from sandy stretches to rocky outcrops; just take your pick of the type of day out you require.
A beach at Parga
- nice water, and nice back-drop too
Villas in Epirus
Possibly the most important part is where to take your holiday. There is a nice little selection of villas along
the west coast, with the main concentration being around
You have a selection of villas in Parga, with the
Apolis V, Apolis II, Apolis I, Ariadne
, Salvator Superior Villass, Regina
and the Apolis IV being situated here. Sleeping between 4 and 6 people - these villas
are all available from
James Villas Parga villas
Further up the coast is Sivota, and, as you'd expect, there are a handful of villas to look at here too:
Michail, Ponente, Adriana, Luna, Christina and Alexsandra
are all available from
James Villas Sivota villas