THE VILLAGE OF VOURGARELI
TZOUMERKA - EPIRUS - GREECE
Vourgareli is located in East Tzoumerka (Athamanica Mountains), at an altitude of 800m and is inhabited by 300 people. Its history begins in the 17th century and played an important role during the Greek Revolution of 1821 and later in the 1946 Greek civil war.
Today, Vourgareli is a lush green village surrounded by fir forests where the visitor can discover many traditional attractions. The most significant is the Red Church built in 1281.
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- RED CHURCH
Notre Vella or Red Church is located outside the Vourgareli village, right next to the main road that leads from Arta to Trikala. It was established in 1281 during the Komninodoukades dynasty by the Tsimiski Brothers. The church is built by the standards of the Byzantine architecture and it is the main temple of the monastery. The temple is dedicated to the birth of the Virgin Mary which is celebrated on September 8.
- ST.GEORGE MONASTERY
The temple of St. George was established in 1690 and was the main temple of the monastery, which flourished in the 19th century. The wall paintings of the temple were made in 1714 by Kalarrytian painters, arranged in zones. There is a wooden icon in the temple with plant and bird depictions carved on it, which is dated back to the 18th century. Of all the relics of the monastery, the most important is a silver reliquary of 1895. The bed and cells of the monastery were constructed later. The monastery of St. Georgios, played an important role as the revolt of the region was being prepared in 1821, but also covered the religious needs of the people of the area when the Germans burnt the St. Nicholas church.
- "MEGALI VRYSI" BRIDGE
It is located in the homonymous location in the village of Vourgareli, on the road to Athamanio. Bridges the tributary of Arachthos. Its construction dates back in the late 19th century.
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