If you want to reach Zagori,
first let your thoughts climb upwards
to embrace this unknown corner.
You must bend down to listen to the pulse of life
that flows up here, to hear the rhythm of its breath
and, above all, forget the ant hills that sweat
in the hydrocephalous big cities,
and then, reborn, leave yourself close to mother nature.

Yannis Saralis, Zagori – an unimaginable world, Athens 1957