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Delvinaki is a village in the Prefecture of Ioannina. It is the historic seat of the municipality of Pogoni and the headquarters of Delbinaki Municipal Unity.

The borders of Delvinia were formed during Ottoman domination in 1873 with the imperial titular title (Solemn) of the Turkish Land of Gjirokastra. Delvinaki was a heroic stronghold in the uprising against the tyrant of Epirus.

For his name there are divergent views. One version of them says that it got its name from the Italian from the vast vineyards we had in our region and were grown old as well as from the good quality of the wines it produced at that time. The second version wants to believe that its name came from Albania’s Delvino because of the great similarity of sites.

In the villages of Pogoniou, during the summer months, and especially in their square or the most common in the courtyard of the church, the festivals were held. In Delvinaki there are two Fairs on 01 and 02 May of Agios Athanasios and on July 26 in Agia Paraskevi. Moreover, on Easter Day, the Second Resurrection takes place in Ag. Taxi drivers.

You can visit the central church of the Assumption. The Assumption of the Virgin is a Vassiliki rhythm without a dome with many Gothic rhythms and one of the most beautiful churches in the area.

Finally, it is worth taking a stop at the folklore museum “NIKOLAOS PATSELIS”, which was inaugurated on August 9, 2015.

Video by: Dimitris Sotiriou


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