Manthos Economou

Born in 1754 in Koukouli, and where he learned his first letters. Presented as a scholar in the various documents of the village, and before 1800.
Honest, hardworking, and intelligent diplomat became the most important adviser able minister of Ali Pasha. Was poor. I never wanted to abuse the empystosyni that touche smooth, for his own benefit. That is why the tyrant to appreciate much. The influence exerted to Ali, and that is saved from certain death by famous Economou on the economy when he wanted to kill him smooth.
The reason the law was and all they said: "The Sun Manthos said.
Was initiated in 1817 by the secrets of the Friendly Society and became general agent of the Friendly Society on the continent.
Negotiated with the British market and urged Parga Ali Pasha in establishing schools.
Take care in 1819 establishing the Central School Zagoria on Koukouli.
When Ali Pasha besieged by the sultan troops, sent as a secretary in Metsovo Omer Pasha. There he beheaded the Ismail Pasha on August 22, 1820.

Central School of Zagori

Set up in 1820. For years it was famous and more and the Zosimaia School of Ioannina.
He taught the great teacher of the time Anastasios Sakellariou and studied in this Stroumbos Demetrius and his brother George, Rector of the University of Athens.
It had a remarkable library of over 500 books, which he enriched with books time and again motivated Koukouliotes particular Stroumbos and Demetrios Demetrios Rizos .

The lower school

Schools with a predominantly religious character.
The teachers at the beginning were priests and monks and housed initially in monasteries and later in the churches.
In these schools the children learn at the beginning of the alphabet and spelling of the "plate" or the "Brochures" then from the octave, the Psalter, the sender and the clock

The senior schools

Schools where children were enrolled over the lower had various names, such as Greek, Ellinomouseia, Paidagogeia, colleges, academies, high schools etc. Sometimes they were separate and sometimes combined with the base.
Grammar taught first then rhetoric, arithmetic logic, Physics and Metaphysics, Theology and History.

The grand


By 1650 the houses were small, low-ceilinged, with small windows and doors. He later went to bunk with large windows, beautiful ceilings and very beautiful paintings.

The craftsmen who built the mansions were from Konitsa and Pyrsogianni. He later appeared and artisans from the region of Tzoumerka. The murals in both houses and the churches made the famous Chioniadites and from Kapesovo .