Bridge of Plakidas or Kalogeriko
It is a three-stringer bridge that was built in
1814 and it is situated near the villages Kipoi
and Koukouli of Central Zagori. It is one of the
few three-stringer bridges that exist, which has
given it particular fame. The characteristics of this
bridge are its cogged ledges and the harmonious
line of the three stringers that make it resemble a
moving caterpillar as they stand in uniform. Initially,
the bridge was wooden, but with sponsoring of
Serafeim, the abbot of Kipoi's monastery, it was
changed into stone and thus, it took the name
"Kalogeriko" (of the abbot). At some point after
1865 it was also named "Bridge of Plakidas"
because of its repair by Alexis Plakidas, a fact
that is also reported in a relative sign. The bridge
served the residents of the two villages in their
transportation and their rural work and it is
one of the most photographed bridges
of Zagori. It will surely impress you!
Bridge of Kokoris or Noutsos
This stone bridge with its unique arch is
situated between the villages Koukouli,
Dilofo and Kipoi in Central Zagori. It was
first built in 1750 with money of Noutsos
Kontodimos, but it had to be repaired or
even built from the beginning many
times. Many people participated in its
maintainance, such as the miller Grigoris
Kokkoris from whom it took one of its
two names. The bridge is saved in a
very good condition today and there is
no way you won't see and admire it
since it is situated on the central
road for Zagori.
Bridge of Kontodimos or Lazaridis
This bridge is found in the ravine of Mikros
Vikos and it was built in 1753 by Tolis
Kontodimos from whom it took its name. It is
also known as the bridge of Lazaridis from the
schoolteacher Kostas Lazaridis who comes from
Koukouli. It is near the village Kipoi in Central
Zagori and it links Kipoi with Koukouli. You can
get to this one-stringer bridge from a built
path, which leads to a picturesque cobbled
road as you approach the village Koukouli.
It is a walk worth to take!
Bridge of Kamber Agas
It is one quite low one-stringer bridge with
two false arches on its right and left. It is
found near the village Miliotades in East
Zagori, in the confluence of rivers Vardas
and Zagoritikos. It took its name from
Kamper Agas, who granted the money for
its manufacture. This traditional bridge is
particularly known for its strange form,
which does not resemble any other
because of the height and the width of
the bridge. It is definitely worth visiting!
Bridge of Klidonia or Voidomatis
This one-stringer bridge with the elongated
arch was built in 1853 and it is maintained in
a good condition until today. It is found in the
village Klidonia, where Vikos Gorge finishes. It
bridges River Voidomatis, which gave it its
second name. In the old times, the residents
used it in order to move from West Zagori to
Konitsa. This bridge is famous not only for
its beautiful natural location and the marvelous
view of Voidomatis that you will admire from
its arch, but also because of a bloody incident
that took place there between two families for
reasons of honour. There are many reasons
why it is worth visiting!
Bridge of Misios
It is a beautiful one-stringer bridge that
was built in 1748 by Alexis Misios. You will
meet it on the old cobbled road of Skala
Vitsa, the path that links the villages Vitsa
and Koukouli in Central Zagori. You will
have the chance to admire the magical
view to Vikos Gorge from its arch and
sense for a while the peacefulness and
supremacy of the nature!
Bridge of Tsipiani
It is a stone one-stringer bridge that was
built in 1875 above River Vardas. It is found
near the village Milotades in East Zagori, but
its main sponsor was the community of
Greveniti. Its high big arch and the two
false arches on its left side give it a particular
form. The only thing that interferes with the
picturesqueness of the landscape is the big
modern bridge that was later built next
to it, but in no way does this mean
that you should not visit it!
Bridge of Milos
It was built in 1748 and it is found in River
Bagiotikos, near the village Kipoi in Central
Zagori. It is constituted from two big arches
and a smaller one, which is not very
common since most bridges of the region
are one-stringer and it took its name from
the ecclesiastical mill that exists near
there. You will admire the calmness of
the splendid natural landscape around
this two-stringer bridge, you will feel like
the old residents of the villages that used
it for their transportation towards the city
of Ioannina and you will see a sign on a black
stone that says "voustrofidon" (depending
on the movement of oxen). You will admire
this bridge that is also closely connected
with tradition since the priest throws the
cross from his top on Epiphany's Day.