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Epirus

Epirus (GB)
Épire (F)
Epiro (ES)
Épiro (PO)
Epiro (I)
Epirus (N)

The historical landscape was a Greek royal house in antiquity and was from 148 BC. BC Roman province. Here is Dodona, the most important ancient Greek oracle after Delphi. The area belongs to today Greece and partly also Albania, Today, however, only the southern Greek part is called Epirus. The smallest, least populated and roughest Greek region extends in the west of Greece along the coast of the Ionian Sea in the south to the Ceraun Mountains in the north. The highest point is the Smolikas mountain with 2,637 meters. Only a fifth of Epirus is not mountainous and the soil is very calcareous. In the west, the mountains drop to the coast of the Ionian Sea. The two winegrowing areas are located west of the capital Ioannina and as POP classified Zitsa and the unclassified one east of the capital Metsovo, They are near the coast Ionian Islands,

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