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Lakma or Lakmos (Greek: Λάκμος) also with an a is a mountain in the eastern part of the Ioannina and the western Trikala prefectures. The mountain is a part of the Pindus mountain range. Its maximum elevation is 2,295 m and is named Tsoukarela (Τσουκαρέλα). The GR-6/E92 and the Via Egnatia (Igoumenisa - Kozani - Thessaloniki - Alexandroupoli) passes to the north as well as the Metsovo Tunnel in which construction started in the late-1990s and continued until the mid-2000s. Its length is approximately 30 km and its width is approximately 15 to 20 km. The Arachthos River flows to the west, the Metsovitikos to the north and the starting point of the Acheloos is in the east, Kalaritikos to the south and Melsisourgitikos near Monodendri to the southwest. The Trikala prefecture is bounded to the east.

Nearest places

  • Anthoussa, east
  • Anatoliki, south-southwest
  • Krapsa, southwest
  • Megali Peristeri, northwest


Forests dominate the low lying areas of the mountain, the valley areas, grasslands, bushes and unvegetated portions dominate the higher elevations. The area around the mountain contains villages and forest roads.

Together with Dokimi between the peak of Mantra Chotza (Μάντρα Χότζα) and with Kakarditsa between the Baros peak (Μπάρος). The most popular spring of the Acheloos is founded near Verligka (Βερλίγκα, in which it is Aromanian meaning meander) of Lakmos at the eleviation of 2,000 m.

Other mountaintops include Asprovrissi (2,040 m), Kalogiros (2,106 m), Koukies (1,717 m), Kritharia (1,640 m), Lakomata (2,020 m), Pyramidia (2,040 m), Salatoura (2,125 m), Soutomio (2,047 m) and Tsouma Plastari (2,188 m).


Its panorama includes the nearby mountains in the eastern portion of the Ioannina Prefecture prefecture that stretches as far as the Aoos Valley, the city of Ioannina and Lake Pamvotida. It even views western Trikala Prefecture as well as the Pineios valley. It also offers views of the Aoos Valley, the city of Ioannina and Lake Pamvotida.

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