Photographer's Note

It is worthwhile to visit the old, deserted village of Viniani (Palaea Viniani), take a stroll through its narrow, cobbled streets and admire their forlorn houses that have not let time take its heavy toll on them. The village owes its name – deriving from the Latin word “vinum” – to the large number of good vines that grew in the region.
In Viniani, there is a historic school where the first provisional government of Greece – “the government of the mountains” , namely the Political Committee of National Liberation – was set up on 10 March 1944 during the period of the Greek resistance to the German occupation. Viniani served as the base of guerilla groups led by Napoleon Zervas and Aris Velouchiotis who blew up the Gorgopotamos Bridge. The homonymous single-arched bridge and the remains of an ancient settlement in Aghios Georgios in the old village of Viniani (Palaea Viniani) constitute important local sights.

A wonderful gorge opens from the old village of Viniani (Palaea Viniani) to the new one (Nea Viniani). There are at least three big waterfalls the most impressive of which has a height of 30 m! Therefore, along your route through lushly-greened and plane-clad landscapes you can hear the sound of rushing waters! The gorge is suitable for canoe kayaking, rafting, cannyoning, rappelling and, of course, trekking.

this photo is of a little church tower, that overlooks velouhi mountain in the background, an excellent place to go skiing!

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Additional Photos by marianna kraniotis (marianita) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 20 N: 482] (3455)
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