Sightseeing & beautiful Landscapes
Plaisia belongs to a group of villages called Katsanochoria, which is part of Tzoumerka municipality. The group includes Kalentzi, Elliniko, Aetorachi, Lazaina, Kostitsi, Fortosi, Paterro, Nistora, Koritiani and Pigadia.
The location of Plaisia village is ideal for sightseeing in the area, especially the Plaka bridge, the Tsouka monastery and the Arachthos river.
The sources of the river can be traced to Pindos and its mouth to the Ambracian Gulf. Its length is 110 km and it’s the 8th biggest river in Greece. It flows through the regional units of Ioannina and Arta, cascading in beautiful forests, valleys and chasms.
The river is perfect for alternative tourist activities like rafting or camping. The Arachthos festival is held annually.
The monastery of Saint Mary, Tsouka
Next to the village of Elliniko and built in an altitude of 700 meters, the monastery offers a breathtaking view to the river Arachthos. It was founded in 1190 by the emperor Isaac Angelos and it hosts the miraculous icon of Mother Mary, which played an important role during the Rebellion of 1821. It’s devoted to the birth of Mary and celebrates οn September 8.
The bridge of Plaka
The bridge of Plaka is 20 minutes away from Plaisia. It’s the biggest single-arched bridge of the Balcans and the third one in Europe. It’s heights reaches 20 meters. His construction dates to 1866 and it’s the work of the famous master builder, Kostas Mpekas.