Our last visit to Tristeno was in October. This is the month that photographic excursions are a real treat.
Tristeno belongs to East Zagori and it is situated in a wonderful location with wonderful natural environment at an altitude of 940m. The name derives from the three streams (strictures) formed near it. The village (previously named Dresteniko) has 141 residents and is 40 km away from Ioannina.
History and Information
The local architecture is preserved only in a few buildings, since like it was burned by the Germans in 1943, like other villages in East Zagori were too.
There is a trail in a beautiful natural landscape with running waters and vast beech forests of oak and conifer. You will not be disappointed if you decide to explore this area.
On our way towards Tristeno we met two of the known stone bridges. First, the bridge Kaber Aga or Kamperaga, which bridges Zagoritikos River, close to where it meets Varda River. On the north we met the arched stone bridge Tsipiani, bridging river Varda which is a tributary of Arachthos.