Somewhere on the edgΙing of Greece, there is a frontier village that has something special. And it’s not just its natural beauty, it’s more than that. It is the village of art. It is a Greek village where more than 70 painters were born. And there may be very few inhabitants left, but it is one of the birthplaces of culture. It is Chionades, a village that belongs to the Municipality of Konitsa Ioannina.
Chionades: The Greek village where more than 70 painters were born
The village of Chioniades is built at 1120 meters altitude in a beautiful location. The whole area is densely forested with oak and higher beech trees. It is about 40 km from Konitsa, one of the most beautiful and green towns of the prefecture of Ioannina. Chioniades can only stand out not only in Epirus but also throughout Greece.
This is because it is a truly historic village. It is now known for its more than seventy folk painters who for more than 250 years have created numerous works in many parts of Greece but also in neighboring countries.
Photo Source: chioniades.gr
A long time ago painting was developed alongside the other arts but in the end, it was also the one that made the village more widely known The Chionidites painters worked to the around area, but they also traveled in other places. They arrived in Macedonia, Mount Athos, Thessaly, and close countries, where they painted temples and decorated mansions.
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