ONE CITY, MANY DESTINATIONS
Ioannina, the capital of Epirus, is the largest cultural, spiritual and commercial center of Northwest Greece.
The lively modern city reflects its great history in every corner, while the "landmark" of Ioannina is undoubtedly Lake Pamvotida. Do not miss a walk on the road around the lake and let your eyes be filled with images of peace and tranquility.
A walk is also recommended in many places in the city of Ioannina, with the well-preserved mansions giving the stamp of the architectural development in the area. The atmosphere of the old era is even stronger in the alleys of the old town and also the castle.
Ioannina is a destination for all seasons, reflected in the colors of the rich nature of the city. The earthy shades of autumn will give way to the white of winter, until the spring feast of colors and scents and the summer coolness come again.
Sights & Attractions
The Castle of Ioannina is a reference point of the city. Its current form is due to Ali Pasha who rebuilt the castle in 1815 almost from scratch. From the main gate, where the Turks hanged the new martyr George, patron saint of Ioannina, we enter the castle.
The small island is probably the only inhabited island on the world without a name. Therefore, it is called "island of the lake" or the "island of Ioannina". It is located near the northern shore of Lake Pamvotida and it has one village with around 250 inhabitants.
Perama Cave is located beside the idyllic lake, only four kilometers away from the city of Ioannina, in Perama. It was discovered accidentally in 1940, during the Second World War, and after its end, it was photographed for the first time by Konstantinos Kassikis.