Calamos Supports Greece

Epirus

Papingo: One of the Most Picturesque Villages in Greece

Perched very near the end of Vikos Gorge, picturesque Papingo consists of two villages, Megalo Papingo and Mikro Papingo, or Greater Papingo and Lesser Papingo

Vikos Gorge: The Greek Grand Canyon

The Vikos Gorge is known as the "Greek Grand Canyon" because of its dizzying cliffs and stunning heights.

The Greek Ghost Village of Epirus that Resisted Tyranny

Paleo Mavronoros, an abandoned village in the Greek province of Epirus, has a long history of valiant resistance to tyrannical overlords and unique beauty all its own. Epirus, in the north-western corner of Greece is one of the country’s best-kept...

106-Year-Old Greek Yiayia Prays For the Whole World Every Day

At 106 years of age, a Greek yiayia, or grandmother, named Anthi Katsouli stands in her yard every single day and prays for the entire world. Born in the village of Katarraktis in the region of Arta in Epirus in...

Orraon: Best Preserved Settlement of Ancient Greece

In Greece, the best preserved ancient homes from the Classical and Hellenistic periods can be found in the ancient city of Orraon or Horreum in Epirus. There are four well-preserved buildings of the late Classical period, namely three private houses...

Epirus Riviera: Crystal Clear Waters and Secret Coves of the Ionian Sea

The coasts of the Greek mainland hide a multitude of mesmerizing locations promising unforgettable moments to fortunate travelers. The Epirus Riviera in the northwestern corner of Greece just opposite of Corfu is undoubtedly one of these magnificent places with...

Intact Ancient Tombstone Discovered on Riverbed in Western Greece

An intact ancient tombstone, dated to the Hellenistic era, is the latest discovery of archaologists working along the Arachthos river in Epirus.

Migrating Birds That Travel 4,000 Miles to Greece Threatened by Extinction

Migrating birds, Aproparis, journey 4000 miles from Africa to Greece to be threatened by immediate extinction by harsh travel, poisoning

The Dance of Zalongo and the Self-Sacrifice of Greek Women

The Dance of Zalongo is considered to be a monumental act of bravery and defiance against the Ottoman rulers by the women of Epirus.

Historic City of Ioannina, Greece Marks Anniversary of Liberation

Τhe historic city of Ioannina, the capital of Epirus in north-western Greece marks February 21 as the day of liberation from the Ottoman Empire. The city, which endured centuries of Ottoman rule until 1913, celebrates the union with Greece every...