Epirus is a geographical and historical region in southeastern Europe. It lies between the Pindus Mountains and the Ionian Sea, stretching from the Bay of Vlorë and the Acroceraunian mountains in the north to the Ambracian Gulf and the ruined Roman city of Nicopolis in the south.
A rugged and mountainous region, Epirus was the north-west area of ancient Greece. It was inhabited by the Greek tribes of the Chaonians, Molossians, and Thesprotians, and home to the sanctuary of Dodona, the oldest ancient Greek oracle, and the most prestigious one after Delphi. Unified into a single state in 370 BC by the Aeacidae dynasty, Epirus achieved fame during the reign of Pyrrhus of Epirus who fought the Roman Republic in a series of campaigns. Epirus subsequently became part of the Roman Republic along with the rest of Greece in 146 BC, which was followed by the Roman Empire and Eastern Roman Empire.
Today Epirus is facing a threat with catastrophic consequences for the environment, livestock farming, crops, livestock farming, and the ever-growing tourist product. Exports of hydrocarbons (oil and gas) pose a threat to public health and a serious deterioration of the protected areas of Epirus.
Epirus is one of the few areas in Europe that has such healthy ecosystems. Epirus has the richest and cleanest water reserves in Greece, which are in turn at risk.
SaveEpirus Awareness Ride
The SaveEpirus Adventure Ride is a mission to raise awareness and help preserve our most valuable asset, our rich national environment. All our friends and contributors are true ambassadors of healthy and respectful Adventure Life, wandering every corner of Greece, showcasing this natural treasure. With a full spectrum of focuses ranging from supporting nature educators and photographers to producing adventure and historical material, Mythical Routes is at the forefront of landscape protection and improvement.
We are organizing an Adventure Awarness Ride to Epirus in the spring of 2020 (end of May / start of June), with offroad riding, hiking, camping and other epic activites that we hope will showcase this natural treasure and help protect the future of Epirus.
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