This year an unexpected topic, much like the unexpected beauty of Zagorochoria and Vikos gorge, has fascinated us in the land beyond: the Mediterannean of the mountains, less known but not least important. So we talked and we got acquainted to this notion of the Mediterannean, the mountaineous one;  Being motivated both by Fernand Braudel, author of “The Mediterannean and the mediterannean people in the era of Philip the second” and David Abbulafia, author of “The Great Sea”, we started exploring our region: about the rocks and the geological formations till the numerous and...
Land Beyond is happy to announce the completion of one more Vikos Crossing in August 2016; a rich schedule full of activities based on Water kept every one of the sixty participants busy and happy in the magnificent Zagori surroundings and mountain paths. They had the chance to know everything about water, the springs, its use, its value as well as its functions. They visited the industrial unit where Zagori table and sparkling water is embottled, where they were fully guided by the CEO Mr Christos Prentzas and Mr Papachristou. The whole visit turned out to be spectacular; so hard to...
For the sixth year to go already, the cosmopolitan peripatetic meeting '12th Vikos crossing: Well Being in Peace - Merry Yoga' was held from Saturday the 8th till Thursday the 13th of August 2015. Fifty two people took part in the activity, twenty seven of them in Vikos crossing, twenty three enjoyed the Voidomatis rafting, sixteen in the Drakolimni special hiking with sleeping over at the Astraka refuge at 2000m height, seventeen in the yoga activity and forty of them in the meeting. Participants had beforehand attended the session at the Info Point of the National Park of Northern Pindos...
On Thursday, the 30th of July 2015, after having finished the seminar part of the international gathering “Global Land Paths, Global Citizen Education for Sustainable Development", the participants enjoyed the unique experience of crossing Vikos gorge, from Monodendri to Vitsiko. At the end the most audacious jumped into Voidomatis springs. We returned to Vitsa by bus, there everyone took his/her Crossing Award. Leaving the land beyond, Vikos gorge invites us to adopt a new sustainability mindset which should inspire our thinking and action, individually and collectively, introducing...
A camp activity was for the first time held in Land Beyond – Starry Land from Thursday 21st of August till Sunday the 24th of August. “Charoumeno Chorio”, a camp based at Varympopi Attikis, held a four day cultural and environmental journey to Vitsa for the younger team leaders who are constantly being trained and who animate the camp programs. The first instance was a walking visit at Missios bridge, where an introduction speech on historical, cultural and environmental issues was delivered, followed by an extended presentation on the Land beyond at Land Beyond. Eighty one persons crossed...
From Saturday the 9th till Wednesday the 13rd of August 2014 the annual peripatetic meeting «9th Vikos crossing, Astraka refuge, Drakolimni, Avgerinos – The notion of time» took place for the fifth consequent time. Sixty five people participated in the activities, twenty five in Vikos crossing and twenty nine in Tymphi hiking - Drakolimni – Avgerinos after having spent the night at Astraka refuge (2000m high). The participants enjoyed the informative session offered by the National Park of Northern Pindos Information Center in Aspraggeloi. It was the Voidomatis rafting experience...
On Thursday, the 7th of August 2014, after having finished the international meeting “Global Land Paths, Cosmopolitan consciousness and action in a planetary world", the participants enjoyed the unique experience of crossing Vikos gorge, from Monodendri to Vitsiko. At the end the most audacious among us jumped into Voidomatis springs. Our friend, Bavesh, committed a memorable action: he managed to stay and swim for 30 minutes completely ignoring the temperature of the water! We returned to Vitsa by bus, there everyone took his/hers certificate of successful crossing. Leaving the land...
About fifty people participated in the activities, 35 among them took part in both Vikos’ crossings held this summer, while 19 managed to realize the special path to Drakolimni with sleeping over at the Astraka refuge 2.000m high in the mountain. The participants followed an informative session at the Info point of the National Park of Northern Pindos. Some participants enjoyed rafting down the river Voidomatis. During the meeting the following original speeches were delivered: Morning: Dr Viktor Sukup-«Greeks in Latin America», Dionysia Rigatou-«The Iliade of a Greek...

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