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Municipalities' district offices
Tel: +30 23850 51419,
Fax: +30 23850 51419
The most traditional village of the area, with houses built in the
local architectural style. The homonymous Byzantine church that formed the nucleus
of the present village dates to the beginning of the 11th c. It has very interesting
frescos painted in three different phases. Nearby, the aisle less church of Agios
Athanassios was built at the end of the 18th c. Beside the post office, there
is the Information Centre ready to help the visitors with useful information on
the area, bird watching sites, hikes and the restrictions imposed in the area.
There, one can also see permanent exhibitions about the cultural and environmental
aspects of the region. On the northeast of the village, there is the Agios Germanos
small river with falls and purling waters hosting the Trout Salmo trutta peristericus,
an endangered endemic subspecies. This species has extremeiy iow populations,
so fishing is not allowed in the area. One can also see the restored water mills
along the river. Following the paths, one can reach the impressive mixed fir-beech
forests,and the summits of Kitsevo or Despotiko (2,177m).The Sarakatsani, pastoralists
from Thessaly, have the tradition of bringing their herds to graze on these mountains
every year from May to October.
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