Zagori is a mountain area in the heart of Epirus. The name Zagori has a Slavic origin from the words ‘za’, which means behind, and ‘gori’, which means mountain.. The region extends to approximately 1.000 square km and includes 47 traditional villages. The altitude of the region varies between 500 and 2,600 m.
The mountain range of Timfi covers the largest part of Zagori. Deep valleys, gorges, steep mountain slopes, streams, rivers, alpine lakes, forests and alpine meadows alternate in a landscape of wild and unspoilt beauty which has been carefully protected by the people of Zagori. Today, the National Park of Vikos – Aoos maintains and preserves the natural beauty of the area.
Kipi is one of the principal villages in Central Zagori – literally the “area behind the mountain” and one of the most picturesque traditional corners of Greece. The village is surrounded by rivers and numerous fresh water springs.