At 73 km from Igoumenitsa, the heroic village of Souli is located. The races of his inhabitants during the Ottoman domination are left in history. Part of the history of the village, revives every year at the events taking place, with climax the representation of the rejuvenation of the monastery of Kougios by Kalorcho Samuel. Of course, it should be noted here that Souli is often considered as a wider region., Souliotohoria or Kastrochoria (see Kapafa Castle), built all in rough, rocky, mountainous areas. Together with “Kiafa”, the aboriko and the Sammado, the original Souliotiko quadranos that, with its fortifications, domestically dominated the Empire Empire and to the Greek Revolution of 1821. The whole region will be left Known in the story about her legendary struggles. In the interval that followed until 1803, it will be a symbol of “bravery, heroism and resistance”, resulting in so far to refer to admiration in the “Souliotis Soul”. It is perhaps the unique region of Greece that resisted so much to the Ottomans conquerors and even with the dynamic assistance and the female population that not only operated auxiliary but literally took the weapons whenever necessary. Suggested activities:
• In the Municipality of Souli, there is the “largest Zip Line of Greece with a length of 320m and speeds that exceed 45 km”. • Watch the Souli celebrations. These are two-day events in the memory of the Souli Games for the freedom on the last May weekend. Beyond cultural events in the town of Paramythia, a representation of Koukius’s blasting is organized by Kalorchos Samuel to the Sulfius Sanctuary. • “In Souli by car: If anyone wants a quick acquaintance with the mountainous area of Souli, without paying a body trouble, he can easily reach the villages of Souli, Kungi and Kiata, admiring the panoramic view of Sweet and Narrow of Acheron, through the asphalt road leading to the Sammonika. It is an uphill asphalt road 20 km with several turns, reaching 500 meters away. altitude”. • “Ascent to Souli From the Old Path: An uphill path awaits guests who want to walk on old historical streets, the one who joined the area of Souli with the plain. This path offers nice views of Acheron’s narrow, passes from old arched bridges, the named staircase of Tzavelina and next to ruined watermills and ends at the old castle of Kiafa who was the main fortress of Souli. It is an easy route, through a well-trained path, with climb from 40 to 500 meters. Altitude and 1 hour and 30 minutes’. • Walk a beautiful variation of the well-known pathway of the staircase staircase, usually preferred by mountaineering and natural clubs. It is “Souli – Dalla Bridge – Sweet”. The route is considered easy as moderate and lasts 3-4 hours. • Walk the “staircase staircase”. This is a “route that belongs to the Natura 2000 network and there are endemic and rare species of flora and fauna.
The beginning becomes riparians in the Mythical River Acheron and then on the path that Tjavelina, Souliotissa, a woman of the Heroic Chief of Souliotes Lambros Tzavlala, the legendary Moscho, which, like most members of her family, He actively participated in the races and contributed most. Her aches are described in several municipal songs.
Upon observing modern interventions (tunnel, road opening to Souli in the 70’s) and even more modern
Construction, a gazebo, where a small respite is done. The upward course continues by termination at the Castle of Souliotas, the famous Kiafa. Total duration of about 2 hours and 30 minutes. ” • Walk along Acheron. This is one of the most beautiful and exciting routes in Greece. It is indicated by May and early October, because in the longest route, hikers walk in the water. • Stop for a while in wells and watermills in the area.
• Visit the town of Paramythia, the capital of the Municipality of Souli (about 34 kilometers).