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You can enjoy all this and much more almost all year round on your holidays in the region of Epirus.
Arta, Ioannina, Igoumenitsa, Parga and Preveza are the most popular destinations in the Epirus region.
Even during the high season, of July and August, one can always find a secluded spot on one of the beautiful beaches of Epirus.
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The Pindus Mountains separate Epirus from the Greek regions of Macedonia and Thessaly to the east.
Epirus is largely made up of great limestone ridges oriented northwest-southeast and north-south; they reach up to 8,600 feet (2,600 m) in height and fall off more steeply to the west.
Epirus itself remained culturally backward during this time, but Mycenean remains have been found at two religious shrines of great antiquity in the region: the Oracle of the Dead on the Acheron River, familiar to the heroes of Homer's Odyssey, and the Oracle of Zeus at Dodona, to whom Achilles prayed in the Iliad.
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  Epirus - Province of the Roman Empire
Epirus was the coastal region of northwestern Greece and southern Albania with Illyrium to the north and Macedonia to the east and was home to the Epirote tribes which were little known by the Greeks at the time.
Epirus was the launching area of the Dorian invasions (1100-1000 BC) of Greece, which along with civil wars and environmental upheaval helped lead to the Greek Dark Ages.
The Chaoni resided in northern Epirus, and the Thesproti in the South.
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  Epirus - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: )
EPIRUS, or Epeirus, an ancient district of Northern Greece extending along the Ionian Sea from the Acroceraunian promontory on the N. to the Ambracian gulf on the S. It was conterminous on the landward side with Illyria, Macedonia and Thessaly, and thus corresponds to the southern portion of Albania.
In ancient times Epirus did not produce corn sufficient for the wants of its inhabitants; but it was celebrated, as it has been almost to the present day, for its cattle and its horses.
The kings, or rather chieftains, of the Molossians, who ultimately extended their power over all Epirus, claimed to be descended from Pyrrhus, son of Achilles, who, according to legend, settled in the country after the sack of Troy, and transmitted his kingdom to Molossus, his son by Andromache.
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  Epirus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Epirus (Greek Ήπειρος, Ípeiros; see also List of traditional Greek place names), is a province or periphery in northwestern Greece, bounded by West Macedonia and Thessaly to the east, by the province of Sterea Ellada (Central Greece) to the south, the Ionian Sea and the Ionian Islands to the west and Albania to the north.
Epirus was ruled from the 6th century by a dynasty, the Molossians, who claimed to be descended from Neoptolemus, son of Achilles.
The main importance of Epirus to the Greek cities (polis) was that it was the location of the shrine and the oracle at Dodona, second in importance only to the oracle at Delphi.
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 Epirus
Epirus (Greek Ήπειρος;), is a province or periphery in northwestern Greece, bounded by West Macedonia and Thessaly to the east, by the Ambracian Gulf and the province of West Greece to the south, the Ionian Sea and the Ionian Islands to the west and Albania to the north.
Epirus was settled by Greeks early in the first millennium BC but remained a frontier area contested with the Illyrian peoples of the Adriatic coast.
Epirus was ruled from the 6th century by a dynasty, the Molossians, who claimed to be descended from Pyrrhus, son of Achilles.
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 Despotate of Epirus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Despotate of Epirus was one of the successor states of the Byzantine Empire, founded in the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade in 1204.
Epirus soon became the new home of many Greek refugees from Constantinople, Thessaly, and the Peloponnese, and Michael was described as a second Noah, rescuing men from the Latin flood.
Michael considered Epirus a vassal state, although Michael II and Nicephorus continued to ally with the Princes of Achaea and the Dukes of Athens.
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 Epirus - Wikipedia
Epirus (gresk Ήπειρος, albansk Çamëria) er en provins i nordvestlige Hellas og grenser til Vest Makedonia og Thessali i øst, Ambrisiske gulf og provinsen Vest Hellas i sør, det Joniske hav og de Joniske øyer i vest og Albania i nord.
Epirus er delt inn i prefektene, kalt nomoi, Arta, Jonnina, Preveza og Thesprotia.
Epirus består hovedsaklig av fjellrekker som noen steder når 2600 moh.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Epirus
Epirus (Greek, “mainland”), kingdom in the northwestern part of ancient Greece.
Pyrrhus (318?-272 bc), king of Epirus (307-272 bc), a district in ancient Greece.
Acarnania, mountainous, wooded region in the northwestern section of ancient Greece, separated from Epirus on the north by the Ambracian Gulf, from...
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Epirus was settled Greeks early in the first millennium BC precision is not possible) but remained a area contested with the Illyrian peoples of the Adriatic coast.
Epirus was ruled from some time in 6th century by a dynasty the Molossians claimed to be descended from Pyrrhus son of Achilles.
The main importance of Epirus to Greek cities was that it was the of the shrine and oracle at Dodona second in importance only to Delphi.
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Epirus (Greek :Ήπειρος;, Epiros / Albanian : Çamëria) is a name applied to territory bordering the Ionian Sea that is uneasily shared by modern Greece and Albania.
Epirus wasseparated from Illyria to the north by the Ceraunian Mountains, and by the famous Pindus River flowing from Thessaly.
Pyrrhus(Pirro), King of Epirus, one of the monarchs who divided the empire of Alexander the Great, was known for hiscampaigns against the Romans in Italy (see also Pyrrhic victory) and for his brief rule of Macedonia.But, the famous King Pirro, who founded the Kigdom of Epir in III.
www.therfcc.org /epirus-17483.html   (490 words)

  
 EPIRUS - LoveToKnow Article on EPIRUS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The name Epirus (Hireipor) signified mainland, and was originally applied to the whole coast southward~ to the Corinthian Gulf, in contradistinction to the neighboring islands, Corcyra, Leucas, andc.
In ancient times Epirus did not produce corn sufficient for the wants of its inhabitants; but it was celebrated, as it has been almost to the present day, for its cattle and its horses.
Not long after, Epirus was overrun by the Samians and Albanians, and the confusion which had been growing since the division of the empire was worse confounded still.
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 Epirus - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Epirus (Greek, “mainland”), kingdom in the northwestern part of ancient Greece.
Pyrrhus (318?-272 bc), king of Epirus (307-272 bc), a district in ancient Greece.
Acarnania, mountainous, wooded region in the northwestern section of ancient Greece, separated from Epirus on the north by the Ambracian Gulf, from...
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 Epirus (Epiros) - View of Greece by Region - Tour Trip Greece
Epirus (Ipiros), in the northwest corner of Greece, is mostly mountainous.
Due to its alpine nature and the nearness of its western and southern parts to the sea, the climate of Epirus is continental in the interior and mild in the coastal areas.
Arta a is the second largest town in Epirus and is especially well known for its fabled bridge and the Byzantine monuments that remain in and around the town.
www.tourtripgreece.gr /view_of_greece/region/epirus.php   (497 words)

  
 Epirus - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Epirus was settled by Greeks early in the first millennium BC (greater precision is not possible), but remained a frontier area, contested with the Illyrian peoples of the Adriatic coast.
Epirus was ruled from some time in the 6th century by a dynasty, the Molossians, who claimed to be descended from Pyrrhus, son of Achilles.
The main importance of Epirus to the Greek cities was that it was the location of the shrine and oracle at Dodona, second in importance only to Delphi.
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 Greek minority in Northern Epirus (Albania)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Kingdom of Epirus was established at the end of the Vth century BC, and became powerful under Pyrrhos II (295-272 BC).
The mythic founder of the Kingdom of Epirus is Pyrrhos (a.k.a.
Epirus was inhabited by the Molosse tribe, famous for his watchdogs (a huge dog is still called in French a molosse).
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 Epirus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Epirus (Greek: Ήπειρος;, Epiros / Albanian: Çamëria) is a name applied to territory bordering the Ionian Sea that is uneasily shared by modern Greece and Albania.
Ancient Epirus was a homeland of the Dorian people, one of the Hellenic (Greek) races, whose invasion of Greece in the tenth century BC initiated the Dark Ages of Greece.
Though the mother of Alexander the Great was an Epirote princess, wild and tribal Epirus, famous for cattle and horses, lay outside the mainstream of Greek culture.
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 Encyclopedia: Despotate-of-Epirus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Isaakios Angelos, Byzantine emperor 1185-1195, and again 1203-1204, was the successor of Andronicus I. He was born a grandson of Theodora Komnena porphyrogennita, youngest daughter of Emperor Alexius I, and thus a member of extended imperial clan.
Epirus (Greek Ήπειρος;, Ípeiros), is a province or periphery in northwestern Greece, bounded by West Macedonia and Thessaly to the east, by the Ambracian Gulf and the province of West Greece to the south, the Ionian Sea and the Ionian Islands to the west and Albania to the north.
Nicopolis (meaning in Greek: city of victory) or Actia Nicopolis was an ancient city of Epirus, founded 31 BC by Octavian in memory of his victory over Antony and Cleopatra at Actium.
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The Region of Epirus, located in the northwest of Greece, is one of the 13 regions of the country and includes four prefectures.
The flora in Epirus is one of the richest in Greece, not only because of its diversity but also due to the existing rare species.
Epirus is home to many monuments of all periods: ancient, roman, Byzantine and post Byzantine.
www.epirus.gov.gr /index_en.html   (600 words)

  
 Horizon - Epirus
Epirus is located in the north-east corner of Greece.
Epirus consists of the prefectures of Ioannina, Arta,
The forests, speckled with the famous arched stone bridges of Epirus, echo with the rhythms, the folk songs and the sad, passionate moirologia, the lament songs of the area.
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 Epirus - Dilos Holiday World
Epirus occupies the north west corner of Greece and it is the most mountainous region.
Well-preserved traditional settlements in Epirus, in their unique local style, serve as live museums of the recent phases in the area's history, covering the years of the Ottoman rule and more recent times.
The town of Ioannina, the capital of the area, is the largest town in Epirus, built at an altitude of 500 meters above the sea level and at a distance of 436 km from Athens.
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Epirus, the most mountianous region of Greece, is situated at the N.W. corner of the Greek peninsula, to the South of Albania.
The Black Pine (Pinus Nigra) is predominant as well as dessiduous trees, such as beech and oak, white the higher peaks are clad in the famous Rombola tree, a form of pine peculiar to the Balkan peninsula.
Well preserved traditional settlements in Epirus, in their unique local style, serve as live museums of the recent phases in the area's history.
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 Epirus! alles over het Griekse Epirus
In het noordwesten van Griekenland ligt Epirus, een district dat voor het grootste gedeelte bergachtig is
Epirus kenmerkt zich door een landklimaat en dit is alleen aan zee milder.
Epirus is op te delen in vier departementen: Threspotia, Ioannina, Arta en Preveza.
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