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The Bridges of Matsouki

The bridges of Matsouki are directly linked with the region’s rivers. The Mavrias River stems from three sources located between Kritharia and Biskefiana. When setting the mill, the fulling and the water basin in motion, the water pours into the waterfall of Vasilis and ends up in the Matsoukiotiko River. The bridge of Stafyla is built over the Matsoukiotiko River and takes its name after the bandit, “Stafylas,” who was persecuted and killed in a cave nearby. In the past, this bridge was the only passage for animals and people that allowed access to Arta and Ioannina.

Later, the army built a Belef type bridge. The Bridge of Stathmou was yet another passage for the people of Matsouki. It connects Matsouki with Armporousi, which is south of the Monastery of Kipina. Its name derives from the Greek term “outpost” (i.e.station) which was located on this very spot after Greece’s independence in 1881.

The boundary between the community of Kalarrytes and western Matsouki is defined by the Karlimpous River. Its name derives from the branches that are swept in its current. In the local Vlach language the term “karlimpou” means walking stick. At some point along the river there is an arched stone-built bridge and near it fulling mills once existed.