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Ioannina (Ιωάννινα) is in Central and Northern Greece.


Get in[edit]

Ioannina is served by Ioannina National Airport [1]. There are flights to and from Athens.

The Via Egnatia highway, known in Greece as the Egnatia Odos, (part of the E90) passes by Ioannina. It links the west coast port of Igoumenitsa with the Turkish border.

Long-distance buses (Ktel) travel daily to Athens (6 - 6.5 hours) and Thessaloniki (3 hours)[2].

Get around[edit]

The city center is small enough to travel through via foot. Full bus ticket cost of €1,10, for students €0,60, for suberban areas (villages) have cost of €2, and €1 for students, the buses are blue and white at various shades. The Taxi at Ioannina have dark green color. The Taxi call center number is: +30 2651046777

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Dare to say that, the city and the wider area, there is every kind of attraction. Many of them are unique in the world or in Greece. The most notable attractions are the following:

  • Islet of Pamvotis lake
  • Lake Pamvotida or Pamvotis
  • The Castle
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Religious buildings
  • Cave of Perama
  • Vrellis Wax Museum
  • Ancient Dodona

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The region of Ioannina is known for production of high-quality feta cheese and dairy products. Zagori town nearby produces one of the most popular brands of mineral water in Greece.The city itself is recognized for the famous Ioannina silverware - its history and tradition can be discovered in the recently opened Silverware Museum in Itch Kale. As you stroll around the narrow streets next to the fortress you'll come across many shops selling a plethora of silverware as well as copper and bronze adornments and products. Another popular local souvenir is the hookah - a remnant of the heavy Ottoman influence in the past.

  • Bubas Thyria, Averof 75. Bubas Thyria is a great place to find local products such as cheese & dairy, wines, Greek tsipouro (brandy) and more. The shop offers a variety of locally produced cheese such as feta, pecorino, flavoured cheese (chilli, herbs, pepper), home-made butter. The products are fresh and of high quality and prices are very reasonable. 5-15 EUR.  edit

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There are many low-quality budget hotels in the centre, to the West of the fortress.

  • Hotel Byzantio, +30 26510 40453, [3]. €40 gets you a room with a balcony and a king size bed with breakfast for 2 people. It's located approximately 25 mins away from the city center by foot. Free WiFi. €40.  edit


Get out[edit]

Bus service to Florina 1+ times per day. Direct service to Athens, Thessaloniki, and many others. More frequent service to Kozani (22.6€). Station staff speak only very limited English, but the next 10 departures are prominently displayed on TV screens all over the station (in Greek; bring something to help you translate).

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