Prefecture of Ioannina Off The Beaten Path

  • Syrrako (L) and Kalarrites (R)
    Syrrako (L) and Kalarrites (R)
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  • Syrrako
    Syrrako
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    central square
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Prefecture of Ioannina Off The Beaten Path

  • Syrrako

    We visited Syrrako on our way to other villages in Tzoumerka. It is a traditional mountain village about 56km from Ioannina city. We drove there early in the morning in late may (2014) from Ioannina, the route was beautiful and the location of the village is breathtaking just over the gorge where Chrousia river runs (tributary of Kalarrytikos...

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  • Kalpaki

    On your way to Zagori villages you will pass by Kalpaki, a small town with about 2000 inhabitants located 34km NW of Ioannina city, 30km south of Konitsa and 27km east of Kakavia (border crossing with Albania). Kalpaki is not attractive, it is actually a transport hub for those who travel to Zagori villages or toward north Greece or for the border...

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  • Central Zagori

    Central Zagori in an area 30-40 km north of the Ioannina city that includes several different villages. It’s nice to visit some of them because the Zagori area is one of the most pictuarsque and unique areas in Greece. There you can see the traditional stone houses with their simple clear lines. Usually they have 2 floors with big rooms and the...

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  • Metsovo and Aoos lake

    One great day trip is to the picturesque Metsovo. A touristic but beautiful village 60km away from Ioannina. It's cold up there at 1200m when the village is covered with snow. Many go there for the ski center but most of the people to eat meat at the local taverns and to buy some great smoked local cheeses. There are also some museums like the...

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  • DODONI's ancient site

    Dodoni is an easy day trip from Ioannina and its so famous that it's not really off the beaten path. I just put it here because its 22km away. The ancient site of Dodoni houses the ancient theatre and the oracle of Dodoni, the ancient oracle in Greece.It used to be the place that the people were worshipping mother Earth during bronze era and later...

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  • Bizani for VRELLIS’ museum

    After your visit to Dodoni you can visit Bizani area. First you can see the monument about the battle of Bizani that led to the liberty of Ioannina city. Then you can visit the Vrellis museum on your way back before returning to Ioannina. This is one of the most famous museum in Greece, Paul P. Vrellis because very famous with his wax eefigies that...

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