A stone-built settlement & a Stargazing hotspot - Slow Travel Destination: Ktistades
Destination for nature & wellness-seekers:
Ktistades mountain settlement
Ktistades is a picturesque mountain settlement in Arta region and a year-round Slow Travel destination suitable for all tastes.
Ktistades is built at an altitude of 730 meters and has less than 150 permanent residents.
The stone-built settlement is named after the craftsmen living and working in the area of Arta and Epirus region, at the beginning of the 20th century.
An exceptional & Eco-friendly accommodation option situated near to Ktistades settlement.
Nature & Cutlural activities
Trekking, kayaking, rafting, climbing, skiing, river trekking, mountain biking & running are some of the activities you may enjoy in the Tzoumerka area.
Wat else is there?
There is a cultural centre and a Folks museum situated in the centre of Ktistades and three churches:
Saint Nikolaos, Saint Paraskevi, and Ekklesia Koimisi Theotokou which you can visit during your stay at Ktistades.
The National Park of Tzoumerka & its Paths network
The National Park of Tzoumerka is to be found 5 km from Ktistades, occupies an area of about 820 km2 and its path network allows the traveller to explore the area Slow, on foot and admire the spectacular morphology of the Tzoumerka area.
There are about 145 bird species living here, as the Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetus) & Vulture (Gyps fulvus), hundreds of fish, reptiles and amphibians, and rare butterfly species.
A lot of rare and endemic species of plants are growing in this area, where the Otter, the Brown bear, and the Wild Goat presence indicate the ecosystem biodiversity found in the National Park of Tzoumerka.
What to bring with you?
First aid kit
Are you ready for your next Slow Travel destination in Greece?