Kato Athamanio

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Settlements: Aggeleika, Agios Georgios, Agios Charalampos, Gonia, Tavla, Fotaiika

Kato Athamanio is located at the 35th km of the Arta-Trikala National Road . It extends along the national road from the 30th km and the village of Gonia, up to the 37th km in the settlement of Tavla. It is a small, sparsely populated village, consisting mainly of 4 – 5 basic settlements, at an altitude of 150 to 500 meters. In the center of the village there is the central square of Agorasia, the Church of Agios Georgios, and the old school. Three km east of the central village is the settlement of Agios Charalambos with its central square, school and its homonymous Church. 80% of the village is traditionally built with stone, in an environment where the natural scenery is composed by the torrent of Agorassiotis.

The altitude of the landscape, offers unique experiences all year round.

The polychromi of the hills, the planes along the streams, the rambling flow of Agorasiotis with its seven bridges, the geological peculiarity of its “crowns”, the stone houses, as well as the pure natural sounds in absolute natural tranquility, are the distinctive features of the landscape. Visitors and travelers can visit the historical preserved monument of”Mylos Kostavasili” at the location “Koulia”, 3 km from Agorasia in Sarantaporo river, the Athamanian Art Center with its small gallery of works of modern art, and enjoy the beautiful views of Pournari Lake, 5 km south of the village, as well as the view to the mountains offered from the highest settlement of the village, Agios Charalambos.

In the traditional cafes of the village, the visitor can taste local tsipouro and homemade dishes. In Ai-Giorgis there is the Athamanian Art Center, founded in August 2012 by the painter Vasilis Stavrou, aiming at the development of Fine Arts in the region. It has a social, non-profit goal and focuses on artistic teaching, research and creation. It includes a small gallery, an open workshop, an area for art camping and artistic activities.