Prefecture of Ioannina Travel Guide

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Ioannina

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169,557,33

Papingon

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32,87,0

Metsovon

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52,173,8

Vikos

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4,18,0

Pramanda

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27,96,0

Elafotopos

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3,6,0

Dhodhoni

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5,42,0

Bizanion

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0,11,0

Sirakon

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14,61,0

Perama

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6,21,2

Konitsa

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0,30,1

Klidhonia

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3,9,0

Ioannina

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  • Castle/Old town

    Ioannina Things to Do

    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 Ioannina, which was "superior in wealth, refinement and learning to any other Greek town". But Byron also wrote:"His Highness is a remorseless tyrant,...

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  • Hotel Kastro

    Ioannina Hotels

    In Ioannina, in the old town, a warm-peaceful, family nest is waiting for you. It is kastro hotel -...

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  • I Prasini Akti (The Green Coast)

    Ioannina Restaurants

    Nice restaurant, set in an idyllic scenery, next to the lake Pamvotis bank, charming interior, picturesque exterior with view to the lake and to the islet of the lake. Friendly staff, moderate prices. Many nice dishes, including roasted eel and other fishes fom the lake (crab etc) and seafood.

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Papingon

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  • Mikro Papingo

    Papingon Things to Do

    Mikro Papingo is located at an altitude of 980 meters under the huge stone blocks of mount Tymfi. Pic 1 was taken on way there from Megalo Papingo, it looks like an eagle’s nest up there! We drove there and parked the car near the church of Taxiarches which is the main church of the village with the paved square and the nice panoramic view. Mikro...

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  • church of Taxiarches

    Papingon Things to Do

    According to some old books the Church of Taxiarches was probably part of an old monastery that was there since 1801. The church was probably built at that time although above the south entrance the year 1808 can be seen but probably that was the date of renovation.It’s a type of a eastern orthodox basilica church with small octagonal dome and...

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  • Proskinitirio Agia Paraskevi

    Papingon Things to Do

    Upon entering to Mikro Papingo we saw this religious structure which is not a chapel but what we called proskinitirio, a place for pilgrimage.It is dedicated to Agia Paraskevi (Saint Parasevi of Rome) an early Christian martyr that was born in Rome in 2nd century. She was born on Friday (Paraskevi in greek) and her parents (of greek origin) that...

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Metsovon

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  • Local shops

    Metsovon Shopping

    Don't miss buying local dairy products.These can be the smoked Metsovone, Metsovella cheese, guyere and many more.They are mostly made from full fat goat meat.These products can also be found in the round area of Trikala, Ioannina, and of course in Athens.These products are sold throughout Metsovo, so I don't want to promote just one shop here.They...

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  • Olympic

    Metsovon Hotels

    I. Stakou 3, Metsovon, gr

  • Don't miss this Wonderful Local...!

    Metsovon Things to Do

    I visited Metsovo in 2009 and I try to find the local that impressed me most that day of my visit.As I walk towards the centre I try to trace him and I am glad when I see him.He is still dressed in his traditional costume…how wonderful if all locals wore their traditional costumes more often!!!He is such colourful character and I remember him so...

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Vikos

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  • Vikos gorge

    Vikos Things to Do

    This time we didn’t walk into the Vikos gorge but we had the chance to have a great view of the gorge from a specific spot in the village.We walked up the stone alley (pic 1) and we saw the old threshing floor (pic 2) that have been renovated, from this spot you have a magnificent view of the gorge (pic 4), we stood speechless for a while, it’s...

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  • church of Ayios Trifonas

    Vikos Things to Do

    There are not many things to do in the village except going for coffee or lunch at one of the local taverns but as most of the villages we visited the small central square to check the church of Ayios Trifonas. The church was built in 1871 and supposed to have a nice temple but we couldn’t check inside, it was locked, a local informed me that some...

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  • Faraggi Vikou

    Vikos Restaurants

    This is actually a traditional guesthouse and like any of its kind in the area of Zagori you can also enjoy a coffee. There is a front yard with some tables where we had some relaxing moments, we were alone listening only to some birds. The owner Ioannis Ntinoulis told us some things about the area while he was preparing the coffee.We also ordered...

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Pramanda

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  • local people

    Pramanda Favorites

    The locals are very friendly in general… we had some nice chats even with the shepherds that will talk to you anyway because they spend too much time with nobody around. Of course you have to speak greek :)

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  • Agia Paraskevi church

    Pramanda Things to Do

    Agia Paraskevi is the main church of Pramanda. All the ceremonies take place here and usually on Sunday mass you’ll most of the local been there and then they spread around the local cafés around the square in front of the church. The church was built around 1890, a three-aisled basilica with dome dedicated to Saint Paraskevi of Rome, the Christian...

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  • the “arapis” fountain

    Pramanda Things to Do

    Everyone refresh his thirsty with the cold water here. Back in the 1980s I asked some uncles of mine about the story and why it’s called Arapis (means black man ) and they told me that when the sculptor was ready to made the face, an ugly man was passing by and the locals asked the sculptor to create the face like him!! Later I’ve read another...

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Elafotopos

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  • handmade sweets and pies

    Elafotopos Restaurants

    Pansion Elafotopos also works as a small tavern/café. We stopped there for an hour and of course we loved the tables with the amazing view down the green plain (pic 1). We ordered greek coffee and we tasted some delicious hand made sweets (pic 2) all made by mrs Eleni by fruits, I tried the walnut and the neratze, both great! You may choose other...

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  • how to go there

    Elafotopos Transportation

    From Ioannina drive north at the main highway towards Kalpaki (about 30km from Ioannina) and turn right when you see the sign for Central Zagori or Zagorohoria. Elafotopos is about 7km away from there, you will first pass from Kato Pedina but then you will see a sign to turn left towards Elafotopos. The roads are in good condition all the way up to...

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  • run to the hills!

    Elafotopos Things to Do

    Walking and trecking is great up here so when you get bored in the village or you feel that you ate too many tasty pies its time to walk a bit to burn some calories. :)There are many paths but if you want something easy you can just follow the path to Ano Pedina. It will take about an hour as you can see at the yellow signs. You will definitely...

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Dhodhoni

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  • Savina Yanatu live at Dodoni!!!

    Dhodhoni Nightlife

    No, this isn’t a joke! I went to a concert in Dodoni too!! :) On August 16, 2008 the ancient site of Dodoni was opened because of the full moon! And Savina Giannatu, one of my favorite greek singers ever played there inside the ancient site at the wooden theatre. It was really beautiful and romantic listening to her was the full moon was over our...

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  • of Zeus, give me water!

    Dhodhoni Restaurants

    There is a small tavern very close to the ancient site of Dodoni. It will be very useful for you even you’re not hungry because you can wash down the heat with a beer or just buy a bottle of water because under the sun it will be like hell for you. The view from the balcony is nice too overlooking the ancient site and the Tamaros mountain. As an...

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  • Temples of Diona, Heracles, Themis and...

    Dhodhoni Things to Do

    Temple of Diona (pic 1)Goddess Diona was the mother of Aphrodite and the temple of Diona was close to the sacred house. It was built at the end of the 4th century BC and the dimensions are 9,80m x 9,40m, almost the half size of temple of Zeus. The temple burned out by the Aetolians in 219BC and a new one was rebuilt not far but not at the same...

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Sirakon

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  • Kostas Krystalis

    Sirakon Things to Do

    Kostas Krystallis was a famous local poet and author. He was born in Syrrako in 1868 when the village was still under the Ottoman occupation. He focused a lot on greek daily life and nature and became famous for traditional folk poems but because of some patriotic poems he had to escape outside the Ottoman region in 1886 when he moved from Ioannina...

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  • folk museum Erminias Fotiadou

    Sirakon Things to Do

    Located in an old renovated mansion this is the main Folk Museum of Syrrako.It’s pretty obvious that this was a wealthy mansion with lot of comforts for that era (late 19th century) with lots of furniture that were taken from abroad as the local merchants were always connected with other countries.Ms Ermineia Fotiadou was the grand daughter of the...

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  • folk museum K.Krystalis

    Sirakon Things to Do

    The mansion that belonged to the local poet Kostas Krystalis has now turned into a folk museum where you can see how a rich house was the previous century. The guy that opened the museum to us was also a great guide giving us information about the items and some historical background in every hall. The museum houses several different items but also...

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Perama

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  • an old cave at Perama

    Perama Things to Do

    The cave is the main motive for you to visit Perama of course! The cave was explored by Giannis and Anna Petrochilos and became the first cave in Greece that opened to the public. In 1956 fossil teeth and bones of the bear of the cave. The limestone cave is 1,500,000 years old, with horizontal shape and it’s part of a rived bed when the waters from...

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  • Alexandros Hotel

    Perama Hotels

    20 I Theotoki Street, Perama, Greece, 49084, GR

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • Greece’s largest cave

    Perama Warnings and Dangers

    Greece’s largest cave in terms of area (14,800 square metres) and the 7th largest in terms of total length of its passages (1,700 metres).So, it's not so easy !!Warning: At the very end, you must climb what seems like an endless number of steps to come out of the cave--but at least you finish at a cafe!

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Klidhonia

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  • Voidomatis river

    Klidhonia Things to Do

    Voidomatis river is a short river (about 16km long) that passes by Konitsa’s plain and ends up at Aoos river where they match through Albania and fall into Adriatic sea.It’s a beautiful river, with clear waters and surrounded by full green around. It is ideal for kayak and rafting but also for hiking along its shores, you can’t swim though because...

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  • How to go there

    Klidhonia Transportation

    From Ioannina drive north at the main highway towards Kalpaki (about 30km from Ioannina) and after 10 more kilometers turned right (there is a sign for the Old Stobe Bridge)near the bridge we saw a detailed map for all the paths on the area

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  • old stone bridge of Kleidonia

    Klidhonia Things to Do

    The old stone bridge of Kleidonia is the last stone bridge of Voidomatis river before the Konitsa plain. It’s an one arch stone bridge that was very important in the old times because it connected Ioannina with Konitsa for those who travelled NW to other Ottoman areas in Albania and Montenegro. At the south side of the bridge (at Kleidi spot) have...

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