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A walk in Ioannina

  • At the lake of Ioannina (Pamvotida), with its rich flora and fauna, a place for recreation, tourism and athletics and undoubtedly the city’s most charming spot.
  • At Kastro, most of which was built under Ottoman rule, with its interesting architecture. It is one of the few castles in Greece which is still inhabited to this day. SE of the castle you can find the Its Kale acropolis, with the Fetihe mosque, built and renovated by Ali Pasha. Here you can visit the graves of Ali Pasha and his first wife, Fatima, the Byzantine Museum, the Turkish kitchens, the ammunition depot, the chapel of Aghion Anargiron and the coffers of the Byzantine silversmithing collection. Also, the Aslan Pasha acropolis, at the NE side of the castle with the Aslan Pasha mosque, the Hestia and the medieval chateau, the Municipal Museum at the Aslan Pasha mosque and the “Fotis  Rapakousis” Museum (that houses an interesting collection of guns ,jewellery, costumes etc) and the Mendrese (a seminary at the Aslan Pasha mosque).
  • At the Archaeological Museum with findings from all around Epirus which date from the Paleolithic age to post-Roman years.
  • At the Museum of National Resistance.
  • At the Museum of Epirus Popular Art “Kostas Frontzos”.
  • At the Wax Museum of Kostas Vrellis.
  • At the Municipal Art Gallery, with works by famous Neo-Hellenic artists.
  • At “Molos”, a picturesque lakeside area with many sycamores, cafès, bars and restaurants.
  • At “Matsikas”, an area with cafès, restaurants and small snack (mezedes) shops.
  • At the “Litharitsia” park, in the centre of the city, with a charming view.
  • At the library of the Epirus Studies Agency.
  • At the old kitchens, which today house the city’s cultural centre.
  • At the “esthetic forest”, on a hill with a wonderful view.
  • At Gianotiko Saloni, at the Pirsinela park.
  • At the Misios mansion, from 1844.

 

 

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