Papigo is one of the 46 villages of the residential, cultural and historical unit of Zagori. The particular layout, the rich vegetation of the region and the unique ferocity of its landscape always draw a lot of visitors from Greece and abroad. Separated in two districts (mahalades), the Big and the Small, that are built at the foot of Astrakas under the imposing towers and the fabulous Drakolimni, Papigo has a tradition of exceptional hospitality and a particular way of maintaining the land-planning and cultural organisation of the local society.
Papigo is a former community in the Ioannina regional unit, Epirus, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Zagori, of which it is a municipal unit. It is located in the Vikos–Aoös National Park.
Papigo actually consists of two villages: Megalo Papigo and Mikro Papigo, big and small Papigo. The only access road for cars first takes you to Megalo Papigo and a kilometre further to Mikro Papigo.
The area and the neighbouring Vikos Gorge, the largest canyon in Greece and in all of Europe, attracts many hikers and mountaineers from around the world. The village of Papigo proper is surrounded by snowcapped mountains in winter, and also has provisions for lodging as well as tavernas serving up traditional Greek food, coffee, and spirits.
Driving from Ioannina, on the National road Ioannina-Kozani, after Kalpaki, in the 38th km you turn right following the provincial road Metsovo – Aristi – Papigo. Total distance from Ioannina: 59 km (1 and 15 ‘ roughly).
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