Manmade Environment

For centuries, in the mountainous forest ecosystems of Northern Pindos, there has been a balanced relationship between nature and man. The rich forests of the area helped decisively in survival, won the respect of humans and determined the activities which were developed.

Many traditional villages are located in the National Park’s borders and are considered centers of touristic attraction, supported by numerous religious and other kinds of monuments.

The stone-paved footpaths, the impressive buildings and the numerous stone bridges (single-arched, double-arched, triple-arched), were made by local artisans and represent the long and successful history as well as the possibilities of a successful future.