Welcome to Ioannina & Zagorochoria
Ioannina, the gem of Epirus, spreads out around beautiful Lake Pamvotida.
Ioannina was multicultural, dominated mainly by Christian, Islamic and Jewish influences. Explore the cave at Perama, the theatre at Dodoni, and the Zagorohoria mountain villages.
Points of interest:
- The Castle of Ioannina(Kastro)
- Lake Pamvotis: get to know the lake with its still waters and its small island, is a natural monument, around which the entire area lives and breathes.
- The Island in the Lake : Ali Pasha Museum, monastery of Agios Panteleimon
- Kale: citable of Kastro
- the Old Synagogue, the House of Pasha Kalou, the 18th-century Soufari Serai, where Ali Pasha’s horses were exercised
- Byzantine Museum
- Municipal Folk Art Museum
- Archaeological Museum
- Athanasios Vrellis Wax Museum
- Zagorochoria mountain villages: Vikos Gorge, Megalo and Mikro Papingo, Aristi, Monodendri, Vikos, Dilofo, Kapesovo, Tsepelovo and Kipi
- Kalogeriko, the most beautiful stone bridge in Greece, which is located outside the village of Kipi and connects the banks of the Bagiotiko River
- Ancient Dodoni: visit the ancient theatre and oracle, it was the centre of worship for the father of gods and men from the 3rd century BC
- The Perama Cave: this cave ranks among the most extraordinary in the whole of the Balkan peninsula
How to get to Ioannina
By car: From Athens via Olympia Road to Arta-Ioannina Road, the journey is 4.5 hours. From Thessaloniki via Egnatia Odos to Arta-Ioannina Road, the journey takes 3 hours.
By plane: Ioannina is connected to Athens International Airport, the flight lasts 1 hour but also to Macedonia International Airport (Thessaloniki), it is also connected to other airports in Greece.
Recomendated Hotels & Villas
Housed in a renovated 19th-century mansion, Kato Machalas is located in the scenic Dikorifo Village of Zagori. The stone-built guesthouse is surrounded by a blossomed courtyard and offers traditionally decorated accommodation with views over Mount Mitsikeli. Featuring painted wood or beamed ceilings and earthy colors, the individually decorated rooms and suites of Kato Machalas come with an LCD TV and a safety deposit box. Most units have a fireplace, while all of them include a private bathroom stocked with free toiletries. Guests can enjoy their breakfast at the stone-paved courtyard or in their rooms upon request. Traditional taverns and café can be found within 200 meters of the property. Kato Machalas is situated 37 km from Ioannina Town and 30 km from Ioannina National Airport. The impressive Vikos Gorge lies within 22 km, while the picturesque Ano Pedina Village is at 17 km. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide information on sights and activities in the area.
Rouista Tzoumerka Resort is located in the full of firs Vourgareli Village at the entrance of the National Park of Tzoumerka, Peristeri, and Arachthos gorge. It is a complex of stone buildings, in which the traditional architecture of the region dominates. Rouista Tzoumerka Resort is a world of enjoyment and hospitality since it harmoniously combines Greek nature, modern comforts, activities, wild beauty, and the unique fascination of Tzoumerka. Free wi-fi is available throughout the property. Bed linen is cotton and 2 types of pillows are provided. The rooms offer autonomous heating, air conditioning, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, slippers, free toiletries, and minibar. Furthermore, some rooms include a spa shower or bath, a fireplace, espresso machine, and bathrobes. In the Lounge room with its high wooden ceiling and the large fireplace that dominates in the middle of the room, guests can enjoy coffee, drinks, as well as homemade liqueurs and sweets, overlooking the majestic mountain view. There are many hiking trails near the hotel, while the paved square of the villages is within a short distance along with the plane trees and the traditional fountains.
Make yourself at home in one of the 10 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and plasma televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards, and housekeeping is provided daily. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and a fireplace in the lobby. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Check-in time starts at 2 PM. Check-out time is Noon. Coffee/tea maker. Luggage storage. Minimum check-in age is 18. No cribs (infant beds) are available.
Villa Infinity, located in Ligiades-Ioannina is a luxurious 3-story villa, in 1300 sq. meters estate with stunning views, beautifully landscaped grounds, three car parking, surrounded by a lake, mountain, and sky, provides the perfect setting for a truly unforgettable experience.
Villa Infinity offers privacy, merely 15′ from the city center of Ioannina and the airport. Four bedrooms with unique aesthetics each one, spacious living-dinning area, fully equipped kitchen and the most breathtaking view in the spectacular city of Ioannina, its lake and island.
It is an all year round ideal choice for private luxurious accomModation in the region of Epirus, allowing it to be a base for visiting broader areas such as Zagori, Metsovo, Tzoumerka, Meteora, Corfu, and Syvota.
Villa Infinity is not easily accessible to people with moving problems.
Situated in the heart of the historical town of Ioannina, this charming city hotel is just a short walk from the local monuments and cultural sightseeing spots, such as the Byzantine Museum, Municipal Museum and Archaeological Museum. The surrounding area is famous for its natural beauty, with the Perama Caves a 20-minute drive and Vikos Gorge around 40 km away. Ioannina Airport is approximately 5 km from the hotel. This is a small charming hotel with traditional decoration inspired by the local culture. It comprises a lobby area with 24-hour reception and check-out services and a breakfast room. Guests may make use of the free wireless Internet access and room service. There are 7 guest rooms in total. The rooms are decorated in a minimalist style and have a bright atmosphere. Each room features a cabin shower, double bed, central heating and air conditioning, a direct dial telephone, fridge, flat TV and Internet access. A continental breakfast is served each morning. After crossing the city center one reaches at the lake front and the castle. Entering the gate of the castle (preferably the one that is opposite the harbor), follow the signs for the Byzantine Museum and the inner citadel Its Kale.
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