Ioannina Things to Do

  • Lake Ioanninon (also called Pamvotis)
    Lake Ioanninon (also called Pamvotis)
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  • Lake and island
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    approaching Nisaki
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  • 1. Castle/Old town

    Ali Pasha, the pasha of Ioannina, known as an enlightened but also very cruel ruler. Lord Byron describing him had mixed feelings, noting the splendor of Ali's court and the Greek cultural revival in...

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  • 2. Lake and island

    To get to the isle you'll take a regular boat service from Ioannina, the boats usually anchor near the entrance to the castle, so if you'll follow the Old Town Walls you can't miss it. The ticket...

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  • 3. Zagori-Zagoria villages

    Monodendri is one of the picturesque Zagori villages. From the central part of the village take a cobbled path down towards the old school and square. Order "alevropita" at a restaurant on the square...

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  • 4. Metsovo village

    Metsovo is a remarkable town in Epirus 550 kms from Athens, only 37 minutes drive from Ioannina. It is like an Alpine village, reminding me very much of Switzerland. Not only the climate but the...

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  • 5. Municipal Ethnographic Museum

    The Municipal Museum is housed inside the Aslan Pasha mosque on the opposite side of the Kastro from the Its Kale. The museum itself is a bit weird: its collection, which is small, is further...

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  • 6. Byzantine Museum

    The Byzantine Museum is housed in one of the buildings of the acropolis, inside the castle of Ioannina. The central section was built in the 1960's as a Royal Pavilion. The museum was opened to the...

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  • 7. Pavlos Vrelis Wax Museum

    The museum is focused on Greek War of Independence in the 19th century. The most promoted scene form the museum's collection is the one with the slaughter in the monastery of Nisaki, in which also...

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  • 8. Agios Athanasios cathedral

    We know that it existed before the rebellion of Dionyssios the Philosopher (1611) and was saved, but it was burned down in August 25, 1820. The existing church was rebuilt and finished in 1833 by...

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  • 9. Dodona

    DODONI--The ancient site of Dodona is located 22 km. south of Ioannina, in the narrow valley between mounts Tomaros and Manoliassa. The first remains on the site date from the prehistoric period and...

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  • 10. Ioannina’s buildings

    It is sited on a hill, watching the whole city and the lake. It was built by the Society for Epirotical Studies, after the traditional architecture, and its internal rooms are decorated like the old...

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  • 11. City Hall

    The City Hall is located opposite the famous clock in central square in Ioannina center. It used to be the Turkish headquarters that was burnt out in 1928. The national bank of Greece built this...

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  • 12. Cave of Perama

    Don’t miss the famous cave at Perama. It’s a beautiful cave with 19 different kinds of stalactites. The cave was founded there during the 2nd world war by accident while the inhabitants were trying to...

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  • 13. Litharitsia park

    The central square of Ioannina is 25th March square. It’s full of cafeterias, where the people use to gather during the summer before heading down to Molos etc. You can stop for a great sweet at...

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  • 14. Agia Aikaterini Metochi

    The city of Ioannina is full of churches. This one is the metochi(glebe) of the monastery of Ayia Aikaterini on Mount Sinai and has a small church inside. I spent some time in the inner yard (pics...

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  • 15. Orpheas Open-air Cinema -CLOSED

    “Orpheas”, the only left outdoors cinema theatre of Ioannina, is a touchstone for the inhabitants, located in the centre-most part of the city (Michael-Angelo & Pyrrou streets) where all the social...

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  • 16. Litharitsa Fortress

    It is sited at the centre of Ioannina, near the Archaeological Museum. It was initially built as palace by Ali-pasha who made Ioannina his seat. It was much larger, including two more palaces for his...

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  • 17. Fethiye Mosque

    It´s the mausoleum of Ali Pascha. Very interesting! Ali Pascha , already a legendary figure was an educated like unprincipled potentate, conscious of power which owned a harem of 500 women, had a...

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  • 18. Municipal Gallery - Dimotiki Pinakothiki

    The Municipal Gallery is a small museum housing some nice exables of recent greek painting. It covers a period from Munich style and impressionism and ends to modern era. There are also some...

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  • 19. Archaeological Museum of Ioannina

    The museum functions since 1970. It contains five rooms and two atriums; in rooms A, B, and C findings from the region of Epirus are exhibited. Room D is closed. In room E, works of Greek artists of...

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  • 20. Folklore Museum (EHM)

    E.H.M. - Society for Epirotic Studies The museum stretches today on a total area of 600 square meters of the more recent three-storied traditional building with stone walls and a symmetric formation...

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  • 21. Agios Nikolaos Agoras church

    The Church of Saint Nicholas is on the way between the lakefront and the Old Bazaar or new part of the town. Its nothing all that big or spectacular, but given that there are no churches inside the...

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  • 22. Agios Georgios New Martyr church

    This is a hulking mass of a church in the new part of town. I stumbled on it while I was looking for an internet café and wandered through much of the new town. I didn't go inside, but it is quite a...

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  • 23. Holocaust Monument

    There is a small monument to those of Ioannina's residents who were killed in the Holocaust. The overwhelming majority of the Jewish community was deported and murdered in death camps in Eastern...

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  • 24. Lingiades village

    You can walk all the way up to the village of Lingiades, is 7 km away by road but only two as the bird flies from the Castle. Lingiades the watch tower or observation balcony for Ioannina's...

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  • 25. Epirus stone bridges

    In winter and spring time the mountain streams are full with water. These stone bridges were extremely important in the past for travelling and trade between...

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