THE VILLAGE OF SYRRAKO
TZOUMERKA - EPIRUS - GREECE
Homeland of many eminent men, benefactors, politicians, artists, merchants, including Prime Minister I. Kolettis and poet-writer K. Krystallis.
Some of the most beautiful and scenic parts of the village are the stone mansions and narrow paved streets, many fountains, springs and watermills, the two arched bridges at the entrance, the churches of St. Nicholas and St. Apostles and the folk museums of K. Avdiou and K. Krystalli.
Weather at SYRRAKO
- SYRRAKO WATERMILL
The watermill at the entrance of Syrrakou is one out of the three traditional watermills that exist in the village. It is newly restored, after the damage it has suffered in recent decades, and is easily accessible through a paved path.
- GOYRA FAUCET
The stone-built "Goura" fountain is one of Syrrakou's characteristic landmarks and is located close to the main square. It is one of the many scattered fountains in the area and one of the oldest constructions of the village. It has an elaborate design with a vaulted roof and three exits from which the chilled water comes out.
- MUSEUM OF FOLKLORE ART "KOSTA KRYSTALLH"
In Syrrako, the house of poet Costas Krystallis (1868-1894), also known as the "singer of the village and the courtyard", has become a museum of folk art. Traditional objects of exceptional interest in the rural culture and everyday life of the area, such as sheep and goat processing tools, cheese making tools, various cooking and baking utensils and many other useful items and traditional weavings, are exhibited.
- CHROUSIA GORGE
Through the Chrusia Canyon, between Kalarrytes and Syrrako,there was the communication path of two historical towns until the end of the past century but also the passage from the Turkish to the Greek terrain from 1881 until 1912. The old, inaccessible path that connects the two villages is about 3 km in length but travelers need 2 hours of hiking in order to cross it. It extends along Chrusia, the Arachthos tributary.