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Panoramic View from my home village: **Ioannina viewed from Ligiades-5**

Ioannina and Lake Pamvotida seen from Mitsikeli mountain

The village Ligiades in Ioannina is one of the closest villages to the capital city . The view to Lake Pamvotis and the city of Ioannina is panoramic from this location and literally enjoyable for the visitor.The village is a nature balcony for the capital city Ioannina.
The village is built at an altitude of 970 meters above sea level, on the mountainside of Mitsikeli. Ligiades is part of the region of Zagori.
The distance from Ioannina is just a 15 minutes drive, only 12 km far.


Mitisikeli (Greek: Μιτσικέλι), older forms: Mitsikelio and Mitsikelion is also a mountain range in the central portion of the mountain are in Epirus in Greece. The mountain is located northeast of Ioannina. Its peaks stand over 1,810 m.
The GR-6 (Larissa - Trikala - Ioannina - Thesprotia) or the old road is to the sotu with several curvy roads near Demati, the GR-20 (Kozani - Konitsa - Ioannina) is to the west as well as a secondary road to the north. Its length is approximately 25 to 35 km from northwest to southeast and its width is approximately 15 km from southwest ot northeast. A stream is to its north. The famous Perama Caves or Peramatos is to the southwest..
orests dominate the low lying areas of the mountain and contains pine and spruce trees, the valley areas, grasslands, bushes and unvegetated portions dominate the higher elevations. The area around the mountain contains villages and forest roads as well as hiking trails. Two roads surround the mountains. The mountaintop is to the southeast.
Mitsikeli features a telecommunications tower built in the 1960s receiving radio and television to the central part of the Ioannina prefecture. It also features a cellular tower with the Ioannina Wireless Network.
Its panorama includes the mountains to the north including Tymfi, the Pindus mountain as well as Lakmos to the east, more to the south including Xerovouni, Lake Pamvotis and Ioannina to the southwest and more to the west including Mourgkana. It also views the valley to the west.

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