To access Syrrako or Kalarrites you go across Egnatia Motorway and turned at the crossroads to Tzoumerka.

Tzoumerka is about 445 km away from Athens (passing from the city of Athens, Rio-Antirrio bridge, the town of Arta, the small village of Bafra, the exit at Koutselio nearby Ioannina, the hamlets of Harokopi-Petrovouni-Potistika-Palaiochori and Prosilio). Total toll cost is approximately 38 euros (Rio-Antirrio bridge ticket price, in 13.5 euros, included).

The region of Tzoumerka is located around 56 kilometers away from the city of Ioannina.

  • Route 1 (Ioannina - exit Koutselio -Harokopi-Petrovouni-Potistika-Palaiochori-Prosilio)

  • Route 2 (Ioannina-Elliniko-Kalentzi- Plaka bridge -Pramanta-Christoi-Prosilio)

  • Route 3 (Ioannina-Elliniko-Politsa bridge-Ampelochori-Ktistades-Pramanta-Christoi-Prosilio)


The distance between Tzoumerka and Thessaloniki is about  250 kilometers and the cost of tolls in in total approximately 7 euros, following the route below:

Thessaloniki – exit Koutselio nearby Ioannina-Harokopi-Petrovouni-Potistika-Palaiochori-Prosilio

The distance from Arta is equal to 82 kilometers, following the route from Arta-Rodavgi-Platanousa-Monolithi-Agnanta-Ktistades-Palaiochori-Prosilio bridge.

The distance from Kalampaka is about 96 kilometers and the route (Kalambaka-Kalirroi-Tria rivers -Katafyto-the summit of Baros- Kalarrites) is more likely to be open during summer as it is covered under the blanket of heavy snow in wintertime. In fact, the last few kilometers (approx. 25) are part of a gravel road that serves as a farmer’s track. 

However, from and to the cities of Ioannina and Arta, there is a good road network.

Alternatively, there are trains from Athens or Thessaloniki operate on a daily basis to Ioannina and from there; you can hop on the local bus service or get a taxi to Syrrako/Kalarrites. Nevertheless, if you use the public transport to navigate your way around, you can catch the bus running from Athens or Thessaloniki to Ioannina and from that point change to the local bus or get a taxi to approach the two famous villages of Tzoumerka.

Finally, there are also frequent flights from Athens (and/or other Greek cities) heading to Ioannina International Airport, King Pyrrhus, and from there; you can hop on the local bus service or get a taxi to Syrrako/Kalarrites.


In a nutshell