Holidays in Ioannina

Ioannina info

The Prefecture of Ioannina is one of the four prefectures of Epirus. It is bordered by the prefectures of Kozani and Trikala to the east, Albania to the north, the prefecture of Thesprotia to the west and the prefectures of Arta and Preveza to the south. It has a total area of about 5,000 km2 and a population of 160,000 inhabitants. Ioannina is the biggest city of Epirus and the capital city of the prefecture. Being built on the bank of Lake Pamvotis, it fascinates everyone with its beauty and its warm atmosphere. It is a lively city of about 60.000 inhabitants, which carries a history of centuries. The prefecture's greatest part is dominated by mountain ranges, parts of which belong to the Pindos spine. The Pindos range forms the border between Epirus, Macedonia and Thessalia. Among the mountain ranges lie small fertile plains, long and narrow valleys, and steep ravines, such as the Aoos gorge and the impressive Vikos ravine. The Ioannina basin, the ancient Ellopia, with its lake Pamvotida occupies the central segment of the prefecture. The Arachtos, Aoos, Voidomatis, Kalamas, Louros and Acherondas rivers, as well as many torrents flow through almost the entire Prefecture of Ioannina. There are so many wonderful places to see and visit in Ioannina, that if you are planning on paying a visit here, you should consider staying for at least 4-5 days so that you have the chance to explore and appreciate the vast beauty of the region.

Holidays package proposal for Ioannina

We can give you the ability to easily and quickly create your holidays package through our online booking system, ensuring your airline ticket and hotel reservation.

Airtickets to Ioannina

Ioannina can be reached by plane. We can offer airtickets to the island through our online booking system.

Hotels in Ioannina

There is a variety of hotels, apartments and rooms to let in places like Ioannina Town, Metsovo, Papingo, Zagorohoria and many more, depending on the type of holidays you would prefer. You can find more information at the section of Ioannina hotels.

Transfer & car rental in Ioannina

There are transfer and car rental options in Ioannina through our online booking system.

Sightseeing and tours in Ioannina

Visitors to the area can see the old castle that is well preserved and which adds a unique character to the city. Near to the castle walls is a small harbour where one can take a small boat and sail to the small picturesque islet that is located in the middle of the lake. This charming island is known both as Ioannina island and Ali Pasha's island. Ioannina has some very special attractions that are popular with visitors to the region. If you have the chance, you should pay a visit to the Perama cave, which is situated approximately 4km from the city. This cave is considered a natural miracle because of the stunning stalagmites and stalactites that are found inside.
12km from the city in the village of Bizani is a wonderful wax museum, which was created by Pavlos Vrellis. This museum is a very popular stop for many visitors to the area. For those interested in archaeology and history, you much make a stop at the ancient site of Dodoni. Here you will see the oldest oracle of ancient Greece as well as one of the biggest ancient theaters that is very well preserved. This archaeological site is a fantastic opportunity to step back in time, and see this majestic theatre.

Travel tourism information in Ioannina

•Ioannina (capital)
•Police:                                    +30 26510 26290
•Hospital:                                 +30 26510 99111
•Bus Terminal:                        +30 26510 27442
•Municipality:                           +30 26510 79921
•Greveniti
•Municipality (East Zagori)      +30 26560 31101
•Papingo
•Police:                                    +30 26530  25673 
•Metsovo
•Police:                                     +30 26560 41233
•Health Center:                       +30 26560 41111
•Ski Center:                             +30 26560 41095
•Municipality:                           +30 26560 41207


Restaurants and nightlife in Ioannina

If you visit Ioannina you will realize that it is not offered only for a relaxing time as the number of bars and clubs is rather great. The bars are very atmospheric and various all-day cafés offer from all kinds of beverages to light snacks during the day and turn up the volume of music at night. Such places can be met mainly in Ioannina Town. On the other hand, if you are food lovers and you prefer to combine an evening out with dinner, try one of the traditional taverns or restaurants offering local and other Greek delicacies.

Special places of interest in Ioannina

The Zagorohoria (villages of Zagoria) 46 traditional settlements bounded by Mts. Mitsikeli, Gamila and the Aoos River form a fascinating geographical, architectural and cultural unit. The word "Zagori" it means "behind the mountains". Zagorohoria is an area of about 1.000 sq. m and it is divided into three geographical sections: West, East and Central Zagori. Each section has its own special beauty and history.The region is one of the country' s richest in animal and plant life, not only as regards numbers of species, but also rate species (bear, deer, wild goat, jackal and the like). The architecture here is very distinctive, the houses having been built exclusively of the local grey stone. The marvelous villages of Zagori are a certain guarantee for a fascinating journey that you will never forget!