Epirus is the north - western corner of mainland Greece. The name is derived from the Greek Ἤπειρος, Ḗpeiros meaning "mainland" or terra firma. Epirus is a predominantly rugged and mountainous region, with the winds from the Ionian see making it the wettest part of the country. An area better known for its fraught history of multiple invasions and hard fought military victories, like the one against the Italian army in the Second World War, these days is considered the hidden gem in Greece’s tourism crown. With its proximity to Corfu, its beautiful coastline, cute seaside towns like Parga and stunning mountainous scenery, including Vikos – the world’s deepest canyon – and the Zagori region with its two national parks and 48 rustic villages, Epirus is a story waiting to be told.
A rugged landscape transforming into the gem of Greece's tourism crown
Varied, Mediterranean along the coast, Alpine Mediterranean in the interior
Rugged and Mountainous
With Vikos -the world's deepest canyon- and the Zagori region with its two national parks and 48 rustic villages, Epirus is a story waiting to be told.