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
    approaching Nisaki
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Ioannina

  • 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

    Lake Pamvotis has always been a popular fishing place. And Nisaki isle a quiet place for monks. But in the period of Ali Pasha's rule, the lake also became witness to his cruelty, when he ordered...

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  • 3. Museums

    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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  • 4. Churches

    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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  • 5. Ioannina’s buildings

    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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  • 6. 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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  • 7. 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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  • 8. Agia Paraskevi monastery in Monodendri

    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...

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  • 9. Canyon Vikos (Oxia overlook)

    This is an easy way to admire one of the most beautiful places of mountainous Greece. On the way to Zagorochoria (villages of Zagori) follow the signs to...

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  • 10. 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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  • 11. Zagori villages

    Charming medieval stone villages of Zagori are not so popular with foreign tourists, but Greek tourists love them. Therefore you can find good facilities for...

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  • 12. Beautiful Metsovo

    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...

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  • 13. Walk to Lingiadhes or Lingiades and see Ioannina.

    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...

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  • 14. Perama Cave

    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...

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  • 15. 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...

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  • 16. Fetyhe 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...

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  • 17. “Orpheas” open-air cinema

    “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 &...

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  • 18. Litharitsa castle

    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...

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  • 19. ACTIVITIES

    Drive out to the ancient Greek theatre and oracle-site of Dodonae, nestling in a forgotten valley Taste the white wines produced in the vineyards around Zitsa...

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  • 20. Visistors to the city of...

    Visistors to the city of Ioannina must see: 1. the fortress and within it the Byzantine Museum, ruins of the Byzantine town and a bathhouse 2. the little island...

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  • 21. INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE...

    INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL of TRADITIONAL DANCES.Also known as 'International Folk Festival'. Tarditional dance groups, clubs and societies from many...

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