A mountainous, remote, and inaccessible place ideal for those who love mountaineering. Alpine landscape with colors that enchant you. In the middle, Drakolimni. Or else the Greek Game of Thrones scene as they usually call it. Another corner of Greece that leaves you speechless and as soon as you discover it you realize why our country has so many fanatical fans.
Drakolimni: The Greek… Game of Thrones scene
Drakolimni is located… In a definitely a majestic setting for which you will need to walk enough to admire it. Drakolimni of Tymfi as it is called is located in the alpine meadow of Tymfi and at an altitude of 2,050 meters. A little higher is Gamila (2,497 meters) which is also the highest peak of Tymfi.
As soon as you get thereyou’ll understand why they call it a scene from the famous Game of Thrones series Rocks that rise in various places, a valley spread around the lake and the blue sky as far as your eye can see. You’d think a mythical creature would spring up behind the cliffs. Beauty so riveting that you can stare at it for hours. For a long time.
In addition to everything else, you may be lucky to see the Alpine Tritones who live in its waters. Also known as little dragons. Definitely have a camera with you to capture these beautiful images.
See images from above from the video of youtube’s Up Drones channel…
Escape to Papigo
It has been described as one of the most beautiful villages in Greece and not unfairly. Papigo (Small and Large as the settlements are distinguished) is located in the famous Zagorohoria and is definitely an ideal place for all seasons of the year. In autumn you will enjoy the combination of the yellow leaves with the stone of the houses that reminds you of the traditional art of the masons of the area. In winter you will sit by the fireplace gazing at the top of Astraka and in the summer you will pop up to Kolymithros and Voidomatis to cool off. Unique experiences you won’t live anywhere else.
Visit the Monastery of Stomiou from which you can pass to go to Drakolimni. It’s where Saint Paisios had his ascetic cell. You can read more about the Monastery of Stomiou HERE. The distance from Drakolimni is about 3.5 hours depending on your physical condition.
Tip for the ride: The lake is 1 hour’s hike from the organized shelter in Astraka’s diaselo and 4 hours of hiking from Little Papigo.