“Laggari stone pavement” was built in the period of Ottoman occupation and is part of the road that connected Ioannina with Sagiada port. It extends over the steep slopes of Laggari mountain above Patamia stream.
The stone pavement is well preserved in some parts. The ruined walls that protect it from the slopes and large stones are impressive and reach four meters in height and sometimes are double.
The pathway leads to a field where the yard of a small church lies with the strange combination of chapel and front door.
To return you have to follow the same route. The route lasts approximately two hours and is an easy one.
The more adventurous can return by following a route inside the gorge when the water levels are not very high. This route presents some difficulties only in one part where you have to go down a waterfall, but it is worth doing it and enjoy the beauty of the waterfalls and small lakes which are formed by rocks. (To reach again the beginning of the stone pavement turn right to a dirt road after passing the cement tank).
The route is worth to take just for seeing the amazing view that it offers not only in the stream that runs inside it but also on the steep rocks of Laggari.
The pathway starts among Daphne (“Tziouma”) and Kokkinolithari villages, on the way to Filiates-Keramitsa, one km after Daphne (there is a relevant sign).
Do not forget to visit Aghios Minas monastery in Kokkinolithari. It is an impressive building on top of the rock.
You can eat in the famous restaurants of Daphne and Keramitsa villages, under the shadow plane trees.
We suggest using one of the agrotourism accommodations of the area as a starting point of your trip.