Castle/Old town, Ioannina
Favorite thing: A Stroll Around the Frourio: The Walled Old Town & Citadel / For many of the centuries that Ioannina fell under the occupation of foreign conquerors, city walls enclosed all the most important structures. There's virtually nothing of historic or architectural importance outside the citadel except on the islet of Nissi. Originally the fortress was separated from the mainland by a moat, which was crossed by three bridges. The moat has since been filled in. An esplanade now circles the lakeside below the walls, and there are several openings in the wall, but most people will enter the walls from the Plateia Yioryio, which is lined by tavernas and gift shops.