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Sample of the one of the houses of the traditional village of Dilofo

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Dilofo is a mountainous village in the prefecture of Ioannina and belongs to the complex of Zagorochoria Epirus. It is built at an altitude of 1,000 meters on the slopes of Tymfi. Dilofo belongs to Central Zagori municipality and its population according to the 2001 census is 39 people who are engaged in farming and tourism. It is 32 km from Ioannina. The cars transit ban through the settlement has helped significantly to maintain the traditional character of Central Zagori.

The characterization even of the village is traditional and preserved has strengthened the unchanged nature of one and it only allowed restoration and reconstruction of old buildings.

Dilofo is one of the best preserved villages of Zagoria. It is a typical example Zagorian architecture, as all the buildings are made from local slate and for this reason the village has been declared a traditional settlement,where only reconstructed or restored old buildings.

In sights include stone fountains, cobbled streets, small churches and mansions, among which the highest house in Zagoria, 13.5 meters high, the Makropoulos mansion. According to tradition, the son of a wealthy Zagoritis married a girl from the neighboring village Cocoon. When installed in the house of the groom in Dilofo, the girl expressed strong nostalgia for the village. Well then, the husband built the towering mansion to allow the wife to be gazing at the village from the higher floors of.

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