Monodendri


Monodendri, part of the central Zagoria region in Epirus, Western Greece, is built at a height of over one thousand meters and is known for its traditional gray stone-built architecture. The birthplace of merchants and national benefactors Manthos and Georgios Rizaris, it went through an extended period of commercial and economic prosperity, especially in the 18th and 19th centuries. Some of the constructions created during that time, like churches and schools, still exist. The abandoned monastery of Aghia Paraskevi, built in 1412, provides a breath-taking view of the entire village as well as the world’s deepest canyon, the Vikos Gorge.