Filippiada: the Stork’s Nest












Don’t be a silly goose, go for the storks. They were the first to appreciate the beauty of this place, so they turned Filippiada into a favorite destination. They enjoy the beauty of the landscape, that resembles Switzerland, and the Byzantine monastery that was erected as an act of repentance from an emperor who cheated on his wife.


  • The plague saint

    1. The plague saint

    Each community needs a patron saint, especially in times when disasters remind people of their impotence and weakness. Filippiada was forced to choose when it came face to face with the terrible spectre of the plague.
  • The locksmiths’ remains

    2. The locksmiths’ remains

    Bizani was the key to the liberation of Ioannina in 1912 but the process of unlocking the door required the sacrifice of hundreds of young men. This is where their bones lie.
  • Royal child city

    3. Royal child city

    What is a queen to do when her country is torn by civil strife? Believing in the notion that she is the greatest mother of all and taking care of any children she can lay her hands on may be a course of action.

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