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High on the slopes of Mount Falakro, this small village has a protected traditional status which prevents modernization. Beans are a staple in this region.
Old woman prepares beans in Pagoneri village.

Old woman prepares beans in Pagoneri.

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The taverna at Pagoneri is a popular end-of-the-day stop for skiers in winter, but the rest of the time, the village is rarely visited. This gives travelers who make the effort to reach Pagoneri a taste of what all of Greece used to be like - friendly villagers who still find photographers a novelty. The village name means "Frozen Water", an apt description of the settlement in winter.

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