The abandoned settlement of Vrahonas is located on the mountain behind the village of Sivota and consists of about 60 ruined houses. Most of the houses are made of local stone and date back to the 18th – 19th century.
Vrahonas was the site of the initial settlement of the village of Sivota and flourished during the last century. Its inhabitants were engaged in livestock farming and moved at the village of Sivota when the last Turks were forced to leave the village.
To the west of the settlement there are ruins of a small acropolis of prehistoric times, which is essentially the only example of a fortified prehistoric settlement in the area of Thesprotia.
If you are into hiking, there are two ways of getting there. One is starting from Sivota and follows a wide path up the mountain (2.0 hours duration – 8 kilometers – 550meters of elevation) and the other is starting by car with direction Plataria, turning right in the church of Saint George and continuing until the actual road ends and the dirt road begins. Leave the car there and hike for about 4 kilometers (40’ mins) in an easy terrain with panoramic view.