Epirus, Greece

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Hilary

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Epirus, Greece
« on: November 14, 2017, 06:37:14 AM »

We were on a bus trip to Epirus, northern Greece a couple of weeks ago. Although we have been to the area four times in the past, once in January and three times in November we really must make the effort to go in May when there are flowers to be seen
The road to Patras is perfect, the Suspension bridge over the Gulf of Corinth impressive and the new Ionian Road from Antirio to Ioannina finished except for the rest stops.  On the way back we had lunch in Metsovo and were back in Corinth in time for the football fans of the group to be able to watch a special football match.
Here are a few of the autumn photos I took. Not a flower in sight
Elati village in the Zagorachoria, where we stayed
The view from our balcony
At Monodendri
A stone wall, a vertical wild garden.
Autumn colours while waiting for the bus
Oak and Fir tree
Sun on Oak leaves
One of the typical bridges of the area
A Plane tree in Metsovo

Articles about Epirus can be found in three issues of
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

October 2008 number 54
A VISIT TO EPIRUS, NORTHERN GREECE    By Jorun Tharaldsen

October 2015 number 82
EPIRUS MGS TRIP MAY 2015   By John Joynes

January 2016 number 83
EPIRUS, THE NORTH, THE MOUNTAINS   By Caroline Davies
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Caroline

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Re: Epirus, Greece
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 09:42:16 PM »
Just looking at that bridge makes me feel giddy - did you go over it? :-[
I am establishing a garden on Waiheke Island, 35 minutes out of Auckland. The site is windy, the clay soil dries out quickly in summer and is like plasticine in winter, but it is still very rewarding. Water is an issue, as we depend on tanks. I'm looking forward to sharing ideas. Caroline

Hilary

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Re: Epirus, Greece
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 07:15:56 AM »
No, I preferred watching some of the  people in the group making their way slowly and carefully over the bridge. There are many of these bridges in Epirus and I believe there is even a kind of bridge collecting tourism. Here you can read about a few of them
https://www.about-ioannina.gr/Zagori_en/the_bridges.htm

 Our group seemed to be collecting villages as in
 " I have been to Aristi but not to Papingo"
" Oh, I have been to Papingo and Aristi but not Tsepelovo"
MGS member
Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care