Information Centers

The Northern Pindos National Park operates five Information Centers. These provide tourists with the practical, cultural, and environmental background essential to enriching any visit to the Park.  Exhibitions and video presentations take place in the Centers, illustrating the Park’s sites of natural beauty, its flora and fauna, its traditional architecture, regional history and folklore. The staff is available for talks and questions. Educational groups from schools, universities, or special interest tours are welcome.

Brochures and information pamphlets are available free of charge. These include both educational material and maps for sightseeing, hiking, the location of observation sites and other activities held in the area of the Park.

The Information Centers that operate in the area of the National Park are:

 

Aspraggeli Information Center, Zagori

Located within the the Zagori region, at the village’s entrance, in southwestern part of the Northern Pindos National Park, is the Aspraggeli Information Center. The center is based around a central theme: the Vikos gorge. There the visitor can be informed about: the major geological formations, the wider region of the Vikos-Aoos National Forest, the unique architecture of Zagori, its history in both the past and present, as well as, the flora, the fauna, the mountains, the lakes, and the rivers of the region. In addition, a wide range of alternative activities are promoted for guests of the area to engage in (e.g. trekking, hiking, cycling, rafting etc.)

Τel / Fax:  (+30) 26530 22241
e-mail: kpasprag@otenet.gr

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Metsovo Information Center

The southeastern part of Northern Pindos National Park is presented in the showroom of Metsovo Information Center, which is focusing on the two main natural formations that are located in the wider area of Metsovo: the Pindos (Valia Calda) National Forest and the sources of the river Aoos.  The exhibition is devoted to the Village of Metsovo and refers to the human activity in the area in both the past and present, as well as, the flora, the fauna, the mountains, the lakes, and the rivers of the region. In addition, a wide range of alternative activities are promoted for guests of the area to engage in (e.g. trekking, hiking, cycling, etc.)

Tel / Fax: +30 26560 42720
e-mail: kpmetsovo@gmail.com

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Mavranaioi Information Center, Grevena

The northeastern part of Northern Pindos National Park is presented in the showroom in Mavranaioi Information Center. The main focus is the Pindos National Forest (Valia Calda). The visitor can be informed about the unique terrain of Valia Calda (meaning “warm Valley”), the rich mushroom ecology and the extremely high geological importance of the area as well as, the flora, the fauna, the mountains, the lakes, and the rivers of the region. In addition, reference is made to the culture and history of the Vlachs and Kopatsaraioi of Pindos, and a wide range of alternative activities are promoted for guests of the area to engage in (e.g. trekking, hiking, cycling, rafting, skiing, etc.)

Τel.: (+30) 2462087563, Fax: (+30) 2462087564
e-mail: kpmavran@gmail.com

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Vovousa Information Center, Zagori

In the showroom of the Vovousa Information Center, the tour focuses on the Pindos (Valia Calda) National Forest and the Aoos River. A large portion of the exhibition is devoted to the Village of Vovousa and the folklore of its people. In addition, reference is made to the flora, the fauna, the mountains, the lakes, and the rivers of the region. In addition, a wide range of alternative activities are promoted for guests of the area to engage in (e.g. trekking, hiking, cycling, etc.)

Tel: (+30) 26560 22843, Fax: (+30) 2656022843
e-mail: kpvovoussas@gmail.com

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Papigo Information Center

In the showroom of the Papigo Information Centre, the tour focuses on the Vikos-Aoos National Forest, the history and architecture of the region of Zagori, the Vikos gorge, and the major geological formations of the region. In addition, reference is made to the flora, the fauna, the mountains, the lakes, and the rivers of the region. In addition, a wide range of alternative activities are promoted for guests of the area to engage in (e.g. trekking, hiking, cycling, rafting etc.)

Tel.: (+30) 26530 25096
Email: kppapigo@gmail.com

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