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The village Pramanta, as it is used is said, it is also called Mastorochori with a lot of veterinary surgeon families, biggest in population community of Western Tzoumerka with 1500 residents at the inventory 1991. It is found 65km out of the city of Ioannina and in distance of 70km southern-east of the city of Arta, cities with which it has daily road transport and communication, since in every one of them live more from five hundred families of the people of Pramanta. The settlement is built in an altitude of 840m amphitheatrically in the foot of mount Stroggoulas (2.107 m.), most imposing top of the mountains of Tzoumerka, it perhaps framed by the settlements Tsopela and Christs which constitute the ancestral cradle of the people of Pramanta, in the banks of Arachthos. In his current place the settlement is speculated that it was developed in the mid 15th century. The first settlement created metrics cattle-breeders from the Christs and later fugitives that were hunted mainly from the entire Epirus that found shelter because of the inaccessible region. It becomes centre of Kleftarmatoloi and participates in the fight of 1821. From for the neighboring village of Melissourgos that gets in army the G. Karaiskakis the first revolutionary body. The village of Pramanta take part in the revolutions of 1854-1866-1878 in order to released from the Turkish balance in June of 1881. In 1883 the Municipality of the village Pramanta is founded and functions until 1912. As a community it joins the municipality the autumn of 1998 with the neighbouring communities of Raftanaioi and Ampelochori. Today in Pramanta there are a lot of services, centre of health, schools, library, shops, taverns, centers of amusement and hotels. The natural beauties are unique, such as the central square with the old tree and the historical fountain of "Arapis". The central church of Agia Paraskevi is the jewel of the village. Other sights worth visiting are the historical monastery of Agia Paraskevi, the church of Asproklisia in the forest of Markopoulo, the traditional watermill of Christs, the marvelous cavern "Anemotrypa", the mountaineering shelter in "Isioma", the water source "Scale" with therapeutic attributes and "Thorn" that is being bottled in Melissourgous. Above all the hospitable residents will help you enjoy an unforgettable holiday.

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