Sagiada is a quiet coastal village in northwest side of Thesprotia, close to the boarders with Albania. This old village, built on the mountain slope, was burnt in 1943 by the Germans. Nowadays, the past is reminded only by ivy-mantled ruins.
“Grigorios Tsogkas” pathway that connects new and old Sagiada took its name from the most famous person in Tsagiada (he fought for the liberation of the area from the Turkish occupation and was voted for senator during E. Venizelos government).
Your trip starts from “Kastri” hill where some recent excavations brought to light a fortress from Hellenistic period which you can visit and admire the view of Sagiada port. Right after you will see Kastri threshes which were built there because the hill was next to a valley and the location was ideal.
Continue on a slightly uphill pathway which goes through olive groves and ends up in “Piadi”, the Village’s old spring. Just above you on a massive one-piece rock stands Aghios Nikolaos church, built on ancient ruins. You can visit the old village and admire the demolished mansions no matter what route you chose. In the middle is Aghios Georgios church and the square with the market…
The route to old Sagiada is easy.
From old Sagiada you can go to the mountain top and from the rocks of Aghia Paraskevi which is a small cave of worship located on the precipice.
The route on the steep rocks up to the mountain top is difficult.
On the 26th of July the village has traditional celebrations in honor of Aghia Paraskevi.
You can eat in the popular fish taverns of Sagiada in Skaloma.
Do not miss to try the delicious shrimps!
We suggest using one of the agrotourism accommodations of the area as a starting point of your route.