Holidays in Thesprotia

Thesprotia info

The picturesque county of Thesprotia belongs to Epirus, is located next to Ioannina and Preveza and is one of the most naturally beautiful regions in the western side of Greece. The capital city of Thesprotia is Igoumenitsa, which is located directly opposite the Ionian island of Corfu. It's natural port is one of the main entrances into Greece from all over Europe. Igoumenitsa, and Thesprotia in general, is a region with a long history, reaching back to the ancient years. Today, Igoumenitsa is a very popular tourist destination for visitors to Greece. The natural beauties and charm of the region make it one that many visitors return to time after time.From Athens, the distance to Igoumenitsa, via the bridge of Rio, is approximately 485km.From Thessaloniki in the north of Greece, the distance is approximately 470km. Over the past years with the construction of the new Egnantia motorway, access to Igoumenitsa has become a lot easier.If you head to the picturesque town of Filiates, you will travel along a pleasant route, filled with beautiful scenery and rich forests. Along the way you will come across the arched stone bridges, and the Kalamas river that flows through the area.If you choose to visit the Souli villages, you will meet stunning scenery, with flourishing nature set against a back drop of the dominating mountains. The traditional village of Paramithia is one where you will find comfortable accommodation, and warm and hospitable locals, offering visitors a very genuine and sincere welcome. Heading south from Igoumenitsa, you will meet the village of Glyki and the delightful watersprings of the Aheronta river. The scenery here is most impressive, and with the river and large canyon near by, the area is perfect for those who enjoy exploring.

Airtickets to Thesprotia

Thesprotia doesn't have an airport, so it can only be reached by car or public transportation. We can offer airtickets to Ioannina airport through our online booking system and then there is connection to Thesprotia by bus, train or car.

Hotels in Thesprotia

There is a variety of hotels, apartments and rooms to let in places like Igoumenitsa, Sivota, Glyki and many more, depending on the type of holidays you would prefer. You can find more information at the section of Thesprotia hotels.

Transfer & car rental in Thesprotia

In order to reach Thesprotia without using a public transportation, you can rent a car from Ioannina airport through our online booking system.

Sightseeing and tours in Thesprotia

Its steep, picturesque alleyways, Epirot mansions and the nearby ruins of the Byzantine fortress of Aghios Donatos make it an interesting place to explore. Many old tombs with interesting finds have been discovered in the area of Paramithia, many of which are exhibited in the Ioannina museum. Also worth seeing are the Byzantine church of the Dormition of the Virgin and the Venetian clock in the centre of town that works with counterweights. Filiates is a pretty market town 20 km. north of Igoumenitsa with many old mansions and impressive public buildings. Visitors should consider making the short trip (4 km.) to the Giromeri Monastery with fine 17th century wall paintings. Thesprotia has a number of important archaeological sites and historical monuments. Ancient Titani (Goumani), the ancient capital of Thesprotia, is one of the most impressive. Thesprotia is a nature lover's dream come true. There are a number of interesting walks through spectacular scenery, one of the most popular being the Gorge of Acheron, past old stone bridges and water-mills, through forests of plane trees and along old paths. Other natural attractions are its mountains (Korila, Hionistra), the fir-tree forest NW of Paramithia, a number of caves (Sideri, Psaka), several beautiful lakes (Kalodiki, Limnopoula, Prodani, Morfi and Kaneta) and rivers (Acheron, Kalamas). In the NW of the prefecture, the marshlands of the Kalamas Delta provide a resting and nesting place for thousands of birds. The delta is also home to herds of wild horses. One can visit the small islets in the delta by caique from nearby Sagiada.

Travel tourism information in Thesprotia

•Igoumenitsa (capital)
•Police:                    +30 26650 22222
•Port Authority:        +30 26650 22235
•Health Center:        +30 26650 24420
•Bus Terminal:         +30 26650 22309
•Paramythia
•Police:                    +30 26660 22222
•Filiates
•Police:                    +30 26640 22393


Restaurants and nightlife in Thesprotia

If you visit Thesprotia 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 Igoumenitsa and Sivota. 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 Thesprotia

The beautiful coasts of Thesprotia are famous throughout Greece for their clean jade waters and soft sandy beaches. The closest to Igoumenitsa is Drepano, whilst Plataria and Sivota are also beautiful places that you should try to visit.