Theoktista are plaques of limestones which rise up abruptly, forming tower-like shapes. The holes in the limestones are remnants of old karstic ducts. Observe the impressive tower-like structures due to the perpendicular erosion of the river. Zagori, Greece

Theoktista, traditional stone villages and stone bridges

Theoktista (greek=Θεόκτιστα, God-made landscape) are layers of limestone forming impressive tower-like structures due to the vertical erosion of the stream. The gaps between the layers are remnants of old karstic ducts. Stone-built bridges (Missios, Kokkoris, Kontodimos and Plakidas) are located around this area.

Near the river bed characteristic structures, such as chert lenses, breccias and synsedimentary folds can be distinguished. Also some of the most famous traditional stone-built villages (Kipi, Koukouli, Vitsa) complete the scenery.

Chert lenses in the Zagori region, Ioannina, Greece

Theoktista Bridges Kipi Koukouli, traditional stone villages and stone bridges

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