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Looking for a destination that blends past and present, cosmopolitan and simple, elegance and fun? Search for cheap air tickets to Ioannina and you will be amazed by the striking and utterly charming contrasts of this wonderful Greek city. Visit the Castle and cross the path that leads you from the Byzantine to the Ottoman years, get lost in the local markets, learn all about Ioannina in the city’s splendid museums and take in all the romantic aura of the Lake. Indulge in some shopping and be sure to buy a collection of local silver jewellery, taste delicious pies and the legendary baklava of Ioannina and get in touch with the locals; they would be happy to get to know you better! For your accommodation in Ioannina, you can find all sorts of choices, from traditional guesthouses and studios to hotels appropriate for every budget, in or around the city. Go for it!
Ioannina is one of the most beautiful and cosmopolitan destinations in Greece, boasting a great history. Once just an ordinary medieval city, in 1204 the destiny of Ioannina changed course, when Greeks from Constantinople, which at the time was captured by the Crusaders, arrived in Ioannina and made it capital of the Despotate of Epirus.
The fortifications of Ioannina, built by Justinian, were reinforced and extended by the Greek, Italian and Serbian rulers that followed, giving birth to the fabulous fortified city you witness today.
Ioannina is steeped in history and legend. The most popular is the one of kyra-Frosyni whose free spirit – and secret love affair with Ali Pasha – cost her life; she was sentenced to drown in the lake, along with 17 other Greek women.
Surrounding the lake, the city of Ioannina is a fabulous blend of the castle’s history, the palaces’ majesty and the extraordinary personality of Ali Pasha, combined with the latest trends in dining, nightlife, arts and culture – not to mention the impact of Ioannina's vibrant student population!
A city with a special character, style and beauty, Ioannina will captivate you forever.
The airport of Ioannina (Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Ιωαννίνων “Βασιλεύς Πύρρος”) is located 5 kilometres from the city centre and is served by a bus network.
Getting around Ioannina
You can get around Ioannina by bus and taxi; fares start from 1.10€ and minimum taxi fare costs 3.00€.
You couldn’t begin from anywhere other than the Castle, the finest and most interesting district of Ioannina. A complete fortified city, the Castle of Ioannina is a charming and lively neighbourhood, featuring the typical background of cobblestone streets lined with historic mansions and idyllic alleys and yards. Designed by Emperor Justinian, the Castle was built in 528, covers an area of 200 square kilometres and includes the Aslan Pasha Mosque and Its Kale citadel.
- Built by Aslan Pasha in 1618, the Aslan Masha Mosque today houses the Municipal Ethnographic Museum of Ioannina and houses fabulous collections of traditional costumes, military equipment, jewellery and other artefacts that reflect Ioannina’s great Christian, Islamic and Jewish history.
- A castle within a castle, Its Kale was the inner acropolis of the region and includes the Palace of Ali Pasha and the Fethiye Mosque, now housing the Byzantine Museum. Collections include items from the paleochristian to the post-byzantine era, Byzantine art, coins, jewellery and manuscripts that reflect the history of Ioannina from the 4th to the 17th century. In front of the museum, you can also see the graves of Ali Pasha and his wife.
The New Town
Continue to the new town of Ioannina, a lively modern centre that has nothing to be jealous of from other European cities. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Turkish bazaar stretching outside the castle walls, lined with tiny shops that sell Ioannina’s local silver jewellery and delicious traditional treats.
After you’re done with your shopping, visit the Archaeological Museum of Ioannina, located in the Litharitsia district.
The Archaeological Museum of Ioannina houses fine collections of items found in excavation sites across Epirus and date back from the early Palaeolithic to the late Roman era. Featuring fascinating details, the exhibits are particularly impressive; the supreme highlight of the museum is the collection of artefacts retrieved from the archaeological site of Dodona.
A walk across the shores of the Pamvotis Lake is probably the first thing you will do upon your arrival; and most likely you will return here again and again during your stay. A place of mesmerising beauty, the lake is a favourite hangout for visitors and locals, while being the city’s main green lung – and trademark. The legend of kyra-Frosyni, her secret love with Ali Pasha and her dreadful fate, embraces the lake like a veil of mystery and adds up to an already captivating atmosphere.
The Isle of kyra-Frosyni is one of the few inhabited isles of lake. A picturesque traditional village with iconic monasteries and taverns, the Isle of kyra-Frosyni is a 10-minute ride with the boat from Molos.
The Cave of Perama is located 4 kilometres outside Ioannina and it’s a definite must-see if you’re visiting the region. The cave was accidentally discovered in 1940 by the locals, but it wasn’t investigated until 1956, a task accomplished by speleologists Anna and Ioannis Petrohilos. With a length of 1.5 kilometres, the 1,500,000-year-old cave is considered to be one of Europe’s best.
The official language of Ioannina is Greek.