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W6: The Bridge of Kouiasa on the Kouiasa site

We leave behind us the culturally rich Syrrako settlement which is a settlement known for its livestock, domestic wool, craft items and trade, not to mention its tailors. We continue toward its twin settlement, Kallarytes. Situated just opposite of Syrrako, this is a place where great people have prospered and thanks to their artistic creations they’ve kept the local art alive in peoples’ memories and traditions until this very day. The art of silversmithing is the best example of all. While there is no longer a workshop in operation in the settlement many residents of Kalarrytes were silversmiths and carried out this craft in the cities of Ioannina, Athens and elsewhere.

In Kalarrytes we discover several craft monuments that are associated with water. The fountains in the settlement are the Paraschi domed fountain, the Gkoura fountain located in the center of the square and in Syrrako there are the Tzamina foutain as well as the Tsora and Bargianni fountains. We encounter water mills on the site of Raftani in Kalarrytes, allegedly owned by Saint Nicholas, the Patron Saint of the residents of Kalarrytes, as well as on the sites of Tsora and Baikousi. The very old Church of Saint Nicholas dates back to 1480 and it is a large basilica-type church with four arches and a very tall dome. The sacred objects kept there are objects of great cultural value and consist of representative samples once created by the artisans of Kallarytes. Before visiting the Bridge of Kouiasa which is a fine example of folk architecture, while wandering in the village we encounter the Golfinopoulou House that hosts a collection of folklore items. Other surrounding buildings are also typical examples of the local architecture. These include the Old Primary School, the Kasarias Home, the Fasoulas Home, the Kostadimas Home the Bazakis Home, the Patouni Home and the Rafani Home.