Perivoli
 
Welcome to the community of Perivoli, known in Greece as the community with the largest forest covered area by 80%, but even more known from its own natural diamond - Valia Calda(National Park).
The village Perivoli is located among Vasilitsa(an area listed in NATURA 2000) and Lygos.It is easily reached because the entire road from Grevena to Perivoli is turnpike. 

TODAY'S IDENTITY
The settlement of Perivoli, one of the most important resorts of Pindos, is build on the eastern slopes of the homonymous mountain chain, at the bounds of Macedonia - Epiros, at an altitude of 1350 meters. It is the county seat of the same-named Community and administratively comes under the Prefectural Sesf-Administration of Grevena. The population, according to the recent muster roll is 440 people. The administrative area of the Community covers about 450,000 sq.meters. The relief of the area is characterised by rich  biovariety. To the administrative boundary of the Community belongs the National Park of Pindos VALIA CALDA. The residents are mainly occupied with cattle-breeding and woodcutting. Traditional cheese products are made from goat-sheep's milk like feta,hard cheese, butter and cream-cheese. Of excellent quality is also the timber of the area. The last years eco-tourism is developed. Starting from the end of June till mid September, the Perivolian "Dispersion" returns home and the village turns into a small town._  (source: (Laitsos Stergios)

Valia Calda was rescued thanks to the love of the local cattle-breeders and woodcutters mostly and also all the residents of Perivoli.

 
TOURS
There are indigenous who can  guide excursions-conducted tours
  • Valia Calda (Warm Valley) - Natural Park of Pindos.A valley that lies between the four peaks of Lygos, goes through the Bearstream and ends at Aoos river.
  • The Bearstream location inside the heart of Valia Calda an enchanting site of natural beauty.
  • The lakes of Flega(1900m.) and the gully of Flega in Valia Calda.
  • Avgo Mountain(altitude 2177m.). Ideal place for climbing. On the way you have the chance to meet and admire unique species of flowers and other plants.
  • Pistitsa (Virgin forest with fantastic water sources).
  • Pantia Fourlou(Champaign of the Thieves)
  • Gardina ali Eri (Garder of Eri) A location outside the village with a histrorical fountain.
  • Valia Ara-Koleo
  • Pantea ali trumbea
  • Baitani
  • inik
  • Fafu Vimitu(beech with air)
  • just before Avgo peak
    nature
    a robolo of great age
    Perivoli - Tours
    Valia Calda
    Valia Calda in Autumn 100% of Valia Calda's land belongs to the administratine bounds of the Perivoli Community.
    The National Park "Valia Calda" was created in 1966, to protect the few bears, wolves, wild-goats, trouts and age-long blackpines and robola, many of which are over 700 years of age, after actions and promts from the Forest-friend Union of Athens.

    The lakes of FlegaIts core has a plottage of 33.600 sq.meters, constists of the valley of Valia Calda(at 1.200 m.) and the slopes of the around peaks Flega(2.159 m.), Aftia (2.082 m.), Avgo (2.177 m.).The Gully of Flega in Valia Calda

    The Park sits at the boundary of West Macedonia and Epiros, at the south of village Perivoli of Grevena.

    Inside the Park have  their fountainheads three small rivers, Valia Calda, Flega and Bearstream, which together create river Aoos. The beauty of the area is underlined by three small lakes, the two lakes of Flega at an altitude of 1.900 m. and Lakkos at 1.600 m.


    Beech Forest in Valia CaldaThe known BearstreamR A R E    T R E E S 
    Among the woods of blackpine are scatteringly found some macedonian spruces (Abies borisii-regis), redpines( - Pinus sylvestris ) and robola. In Valia Calda there are about forty scattered redpines. The presence of this kind in the Park has great ecological value, because it is its southest spreading point in the entire Balkan Peninsula and the only on the mountain chain of Pindos.

    R A R E   P L A N T S (the flowers of Valia Calda)
    rare plantsIn the National Park exist many plants,endemic species of the Balkans, Greece, Albania, W.Macedonia and of northeastern Pindos. Among them the Minuartia baldacii, Lillium albanicum, Viola dukadjinica, Campanula hawkinsiana and Centaurea vlachorum, the endemic plant of the park, which was named vlachorum in honor of the Bumpkins(Vlachoi) who live in the around villages.

            R A R E   B I R D S 
    In Valia Calda nest more than 80 species of birds.The ornithological value of the area is pointed by the presence of 11 raptor's species. Between them the goldeagle, the bird of prey, the "asproparis",the snake-eagle,the double-sparrow hawk, the sparrow hawk, the goldenhawk, "pontikovarvakina" and other. Furthermore, in the Park nest 8 species of woodpeckers, out of the 10 species that nest in the western Palaearctic(including the most rare "mavrotsiklitara","pardalotsiklitara","prasinotsiklitara" et.c. Among the conifers and beeches, many struthious-like birds find shelter, like tits, finches, orioles, "piroules", "stavromites".In the alpic grasslands nests the typical for the alpic zone specie, "xionada"(Eremophila alpestris), a specie of great zoologic-geographic value.


    squirrel on a pine
     R A R E   M A M M A L S 
    Valia Calda is one of the most important areas of the country as a biotope of the bear. Other unique mammals or this area are the wolf,the "vidra",the wildgoat, the roe deer and the wildcat. 


    R A R E     R E P T I L E S 
    SalamanderFinally, the region is rich in amphibians (like the salamander, the greek-frog,the "vomvini", the triton a.o.)  and in reptiles (like the water snake, the greenlizard, the wall-lizard a.o.) 
     


     
    Perivoli is famous about its cattle-breed products made by its residents themselves but also about its cool natural water of its springs.
    Thereby, any restaurant or tavern of Perivoli you choose to go, one thing is certain. You will eat well and cheaply. Local mountain veals, sheeps, goats, cheese products, frumenty and home noodles made by pure materials, as also traditional recipes of pies and other dishes. We recommend you to taste the unique local nettlepie.
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    the way to Perivolithe way to Perivolithe way  to PerivoliBovines grazing free

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