Ioannina is a university city with ca. 120,000 inhabitants.
From Athens by plane (45' travel), by bus (6 hours, 430 km), by car (4H 30min). From Thessaloniki by bus (3H 30min)or by car (2H 30m). From Albania via Kakavia, it takes about an hour from the border crossing.
The city center is small enough to travel through via foot. Full bus ticket cost of 1,10 euro, for students 0,60, for suberban areas (villages) have cost of 2euros, 1 for students, the buses are blue and white at various shades. The Taxi at Ioannina have dark green color.
The Castle and the lake shore around it.