Travel report: Distrato, Greece’s magnificent mountain village that keeps growing

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Travel report: Distrato, Greece’s magnificent mountain village that keeps growingDistrato is a spectacularly enchanting settlement at the heart of Greece’s northwestern mainland

Distrato is an exquisite mountainous village that has managed to remain unknown to the majority, according to greekreporter.com.

As we all know, Greece is dotted with small mountainous villages, nevertheless, most of them have been seeing a rapid decline in their population over the last several decades.

One bright exception to this norm is the village of Distrato in Epirus.

Distrato is a spectacularly enchanting settlement at the heart of Greece’s northwestern mainland.

It lies at an altitude of 1,000m (3,280ft) at the foothills of mount Smolikas and Vasilitsa, and it has approximately 300 permanent residents.

The ideal location of Distrato

During peak tourist seasons, both in Winter and in Summer, Distrato sees its population grow significantly due to alternative tourism.

Its ideal location between the popular ski resort of Vasilitsa and three urban centers makes it the ideal stop for those exploring the wilderness of Greece’s northern heartlands.

Administratively, Distrato belongs to the municipality of Konitsa in the regional Unit of Ioannina.

Yet, the settlement lies 54km away from the town of Konitsa, 61km from the Macedonian city of Grevena, and 110km from the capital of Epirus, Ioannina.

The routes that connect the village with these cities remind us of the Alps in central Europe: Apline grasslands overlapping with beech and fir forests, and wild streams and rivers create a magical atmosphere of pure natural beauty.

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