Katarraktis is a picturesque village, situated at an altitude of 800 m. Its previous name was “Shoretsana”, but in 1927 it was renamed after the twin waterfalls at a small distance from the village. The waterfalls are a “must-see” attraction of the area, as well as the monastery of Saint Catherina.

Katarraktis is a village of Epirus, in the prefecture of Arta. It belongs to the municipality of Central Tzoumerka. It is situated at an altitude of 800 meters on Athamanika Mountains, better known as Tzoumerka, at 62,5 km. (via the bridge of Plaka) or 55 km (via the village of Ramia) north of the city of Arta.

Katarraktis consists of the main village and four more settlements (Kriopigi, Milea, Sgara and Vlagada). The main attraction is the twin waterfalls at a distance of 7 km from the village, a real marvel of the nature.



The watermill is one of the most ancient machines used by humans thousands of years ago. It marks a milestone in the history of Technology since it’s the first machine ever to be set [...]

Natural beauty

The cycle of seasons at Tzoumerka follows its own calm rhythms. Words such as awe and admiration are not enough to describe the splendor of the nature. Here, time seems to hang still [...]

Climbing – Rappelling


Among of the most fascinating mountain activities are for sure climbing and rappelling. The mountainous complex of Tzoumerka with its unique natural beauty provides the ideal circumstances for climbing throughout the year. [...]

Cycling – 4×4 – Motor-Biking


The region is ideal for mountain biking, 4x4 driving and on-off motorbikes. One can practice those activities throughout the year, but the most recommended seasons are spring, summer and autumn. The landscape offers [...]



Canyoning lovers have a high esteem of Tzoumerka. After the panhellenic canoying meeting of 2012 there, more and more of them visit the region for hiking, rappelling or swimming in the gorges of [...]



There are a lot of mapped hiking routes at Tzoumerka, with special markings, both for advanced and beginners in hiking. Some of them appear on the map. . .



Arachtos river’s narrow gorges, vertical slopes, waterfalls, and the possibility of plunging in its fresh water, make it ideal both for beginners and advanced in rafting. The more experienced may test their skills [...]



At Tzoumerka, where the water and the rivers are abundant, one has the chance to visit and traverse many stone bridges. These edifices, beside their practical use, constitute the ultimate feat of both architecture and [...]

Churches – Monasteries


At Tzoumerka, one has the opportunity to visit many stone-built monasteries of various architectural styles and rhythms, with their wood carved iconostasis and particularly old hagiographies. Elaborate precincts and breathtaking views complete the scenery [...]


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