Visit the Byzantine Museum...
Visit the Byzantine Museum housed in one of the bulidings inside the Ioannina's Castle. This Museum opened to the public in 1995.
Ia separate building you can admire the silver items.
The Museum has many items Christian and Byzantine sculptures,pottery and manuscripts.
What to take
A camera and plenty of film (or MB of storage, these days). A sunhat and shades. If you plan to do some rafting, hiking or birdwatching, bring any specialised equipment with you – you won’t find binos or headtorches in Ioannina. A Greek phrase book.
There are lots of skilled, cheap tailors, cobblers and suchlike, if anything needs mending.
It is the widest...
It is the widest stone-made bridge of Epirus and probably of Greece. With its impressive 40-meters-wide arch it stands some 18 to 20 meters above the waters of Arachthos river. It also has two small auxiliary 6-meters-wide arches on its two sides.
The bridge’s construction was completed in 1866 but before that it had collapsed twice during the building works, in 1860 and 1863. It stands on the border-line of the Prefectures of Arta and Ioannina and belongs to the community of Plaka Raftanaion.
Ioannina’s lake (Pamvotida) lies at the foot of mountain Mitsikeli and its surface area is about 20 square kilometers.
There is a legend connected with this lake. The tragic story of the drowing of Lady Frossini with 17 other young girls by the notorious Ali Pasha.
It is said that Ali Pasha was in love with Frossini, a beautiful greek woman of Ioannina. But she was having an affair with his eldest son, Muhtar and that made Ali furious. He sent his son away and had Frossini drowhed in the lake...
WAX MUSEUM OF PAVLOS VRELLIS
The Paul Vrellis Wax Museum, 13 km south of Ioannina, is worthing a visit. As you wind through the enormous complex along dark, dank, rock-encased walkways, revolutionary figures peek out of simulated cave environments. There are surprises at every turn, many involving soldiers with ghastly bloody wounds or otherworldly historical figures. Undoubtedly the favourite scene is the Murder of Ali Pasha. Set in Ali's monastery hideaway, it features "kra Vassiliki" Ali's Greek wife, walking serenely away from a comically gory scene, a severed head at her feet. In one corner, a man looks in horror at his realistically-rendered severed foot, while overhead, Ali's headless body hangs over a balcony. At the end, you are treated to a hologram of the Acropolis and a reproduction of Vrellis himself, in his workshop creating the wax figure of an Orthodox priest. If you are lucky, Vrellis himself, a former war captive and algebra teacher, might greet you and explain his vision for the museum, the only one of its kind in all of Greece.*******The museum is open everyday from 10.00 - 16.00*****Entrance Fee (as for 2001):1600 GRD 1000, 500 for students, senior citizens free for children up to 7 years old, military personnel, the handicapped (from http://www.greeceworld.com/archae.htm)