Athamanio 2018-05-30T12:36:42+00:00

Athamanio

Athamanio, a village totally immersed into firs, is built on the fringes of Southern Tzoumerka, with its houses amphitheatrically placed, from an altitude of 700m in the centre of the village up to the 2,393m of the mountain peak. It constitutes the biggest and most populated village in the Municipality of Central Tzoumerka; 64km away from Arta, the capital of the prefecture.

Verdant, brimming with firs, planes and running crystal-clear water, Athamanio displays plenty of arch stone bridges – with the “Tsagkaraki” bridge being the most famous one – and stone-built fountains offering water to any thirsty passer-by. Thanks to its ideal climate, two camping sites in the village host lots of children and students during summer.

Among the must-visit village attractions are the Folk Museum, the water -roller and the water-mill in Agia Kyriaki, both of them still in use, and of course the picturesque paved square with the Church of Kimisis tis Theotokou and the two great plane trees, one of which is more than a hundred years old and shades half of the square.

Athamanio is an ideal place for hiking and cycling lovers since the stunning fir forest of Ai Yiannis with its amazing trails is really close. Also, during summer the famous beach at the Achelous river in the region of Terpna offers a unique chance for swimming in this exceptional scenery, just 15 minutes away from the square of the village by car.