gallery agrinio

Christos Simatos

Opening: Thursday 2 April 2015 | 19.30

Duration: 2 April - 31 May 2015


Dim. Votsi 2, Agrinio, Τ.: 26413 60316
Opening hours: 10:00-13:30 & 18:00-21:00
Sunday: 10:30-14:00, Monday closed
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I had heard many interesting things about Viniani, its history, its nice location up in the mountains.. What made me want to visit Viniani, though, was the fact that it is abandoned. The inhabitants left the place and founded Nea Viniani further down in the lowlands, in a place friendlier to their everyday life.

The road to Viniani passes through high mountains and deep gorges to finally reach the breathtaking landscape in which it is built. The village rests amphitheatrically on the slope facing the opposite consecutive mountain ridges as they fade out into the passing clouds. Steep stone alleys, half-ruined terraces, half-opened doors. Only the sound of the wind disturbs this peaceful serenity. Everyday life wouldn’t be easy in such a place, so I fully understand why the inhabitants moved their settlement further down in the lowlands.