Dimitri Vasileiou • Zagoria

Aoos, Papigo, Aristi, Vikos, Zagoria. These might sound all Greek to some but they are names that mean nothing but beauty, nature and inspiration. Follow Dimitri Vasileiou on his photographic journey back to his roots

Any trip longer than seven hours in the car can indeed be considered a very long and exhausting drive, even for someone like myself who is used to driving from Scotland all the way to Cornwall direct. The fact that Athens to Ioannina is an extremely boring drive does not help either, nor does the state of the road at some parts of the journey, all of which reminds me how dangerous some Greek roads can be.

However, seeing the sign to Papigo village wakes you up from the constant driving trance and puts you in a mood of discovery and inspiration. Leaving the main road and starting the twisty dance of the necessary road bends for gaining height is one of the exciting factors that made me visit this remote but amazingly beautiful area of Zagoria (or Zagorochoria) in Greece, with its houses that bear the signs of ...

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Dimitri Vasileiou is a highly acclaimed landscape photographer, writer and photographic workshop leader. A professional photographer for several years, he was born in Greece and currently resides in Scotland.

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