Life in Vradeto, Zagori

Konstantina is a cafe owner, friend of The Slow Cyclist and one of only three permanent residents of the hilltop village of Vradeto, Zagori. Last month she spoke to Greek City Times about her experience.

Here are some of our favourite excerpts about Konstantina’s unique lifestyle:

“I have been living for the last 8 years almost permanently in Vradeto in the prefecture of Ioannina. It is the village with the highest altitude in Zagori, at 1,350m, and one of the ten villages in Greece located in the highest mountainous locations. It is considered one of the most isolated and difficult to reach villages, which is why it has been practically uninhabited for years.”

“In the summer you’ll find me out in the yard, drinking lemonade squeezed with fresh herbs, making jewelry, or creating anything. Also observing the flora and fauna that visit me.”

You can read the full article here.

If you’d like to explore the hilltop villages of Zagori, including a stop at Konstantina’s coffee shop in Vradeto, you can find out more about our Villages Beyond the Mountains journey or enquire now.

Konstantina, friend of The Slow Cyclist, stands outside her home in Vradeto, Zagori

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