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Ioannina, Greece

The charming Ioannina, the capital and largest city of the Epirus region, with a picturesque historic center, a castle built in 528 AD that is the oldest Byzantine fortress in the country, among other landmarks worth discovering, is a great year-round destination. Undoubtedly one of the most atmospheric cities in this corner of the country, Ioannina is set on the shore of Lake Pamvotida.



Ioannina, a lively and pleasant city with a beautiful historic center and several landmarks dating from the Ottoman period, has a lot to offer. From cozy little cafes, restaurants and bars that line the streets to history-rich museums, Ioannina makes for a great weekend away in the countryside.

Touched by many cultures, Ioannina’s historic centre, which is strong with Christian, Muslim and Jewish influences, is one of the first things you should explore when you visit.

The city's foundation has traditionally been ascribed to the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD, but modern archaeological research has uncovered evidence of Hellenistic settlements. Ioannina flourished in the late Byzantine period (13th–15th centuries), and many wealthy Byzantine families fled there following the sack of Constantinople, with the city experiencing great prosperity and considerable autonomy. In the period between the 18th and 19th centuries, the city was a major center of the modern Greek Enlightenment.

One of the most notable attractions of Ioannina is the inhabited island of Lake Pamvotis which is simply referred to as Island of Ioannina. The island is a short ferry trip from the mainland and can be reached on small motorboats running on varying frequencies depending on the season. The monastery of St Panteleimon, where Ali Pasha spent his last days waiting for a pardon from the Sultan, is now a museum housing everyday artefacts and relics of his period.

There are six monasteries on the Ioannina island, oldest one is from 11th century. The island' s winding streets are also home to many gift-shops, tavernas, churches, bakeries and a few restaurants where local delicacies, such as frog’s legs, are served.

The beautiful and serene Lake Pamvotida is an ideal place for long strolls along its banks. The area is beautiful in the fall, but the city is definitely a year-round destination.

Another attraction of Ioannina is a castle (built in 528 AD), located at the south-eastern edge of the city, on a rocky peninsula of Lake Pamvotis. The castle was in constant use until the late Ottoman period and the fortifications underwent several modifications throughout the centuries. Several monuments such as the Byzantine baths, the Ottoman baths, the Ottoman library, and the Soufari Sarai are located within the castle' s walls.

There are two citadels in the Ioannina castle. The south-eastern citadel, which bears the name Its Kale ("inner fortress") is where the Fethiye Mosque, the tomb of Ali Pasha, and the Byzantine Museum are located. The north-eastern citadel is dominated by the Aslan Pasha mosque and also contains a few other monuments dating from the Ottoman period. The old Jewish Synagogue of Ioannina is located within the walls of the castle and is one of the oldest and largest buildings of its type surviving in Greece.

Not so far from Ioannina, around 20 km, is located a place called Dodona, where was the oldest Hellenic oracle, possibly dating to the second millennium BC according to Herodotus. The earliest accounts in Homer describe Dodona as an oracle of Zeus. Situated in a remote region away from the main Greek cities, it was considered second only to the oracle of Delphi in prestige. Aristotle considered the region around Dodona to have been part of Hellas and the region where the Hellenes originated. It remained an important religious sanctuary until the rise of Christianity during the Late Roman era.


How to visit Ioannina

We at Monterrasol Travel welcome you to see Ioannina during multiday private car tour. Contact us if you would like to customize your tour to Ioannina.

We have developed several tours that visiting this beautiful place. But, if you have a special conditions or any from these tours fit you, please do not hesitate to contact us, we can organize a tour exactly as you would like. And remember, we have no problems to take you from almost any place where you stay, hotel or private accommodation.


Discover Greece from Igoumenitsa: round trip via Parga, Delphi, Meteora. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 5 days (4 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Arta, Ioannina, Meteora, Parga, Preveza, Trikala

Discover Greece from Igoumenitsa: round trip via Parga, Delphi, Meteora. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries. See Parga castle and enjoy Parga beach, walk in Arta fortress, refresh in Mesolongi beach, take image of Antirrio bridge, climb on walls of Nafpaktos fortress and swim down on the beach, visit UNESCO Delphi and Hosios Loukas monastery, take evening in medieval old town Livadeia, say hello to Leonidas in Thermopylae, wonder on Meteora monasteries.

 

5 days

Price from € 741

 



Discover Greece from Igoumenitsa: round trip via Parga, Delphi, Meteora. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 7 days (6 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Delphi, Ioannina, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Metsovo, Nafpaktos, Parga, Trikala

Discover Greece from Igoumenitsa: round trip via Parga, Delphi, Meteora. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries. See Parga castle and enjoy Parga beach, walk in Arta fortress, refresh in Mesolongi beach, take image of Antirrio bridge, climb on walls of Nafpaktos fortress and swim down on the beach, rest in Galaxidi, visit UNESCO Delphi and Hosios Loukas monastery, take evening in medieval old town Livadeia, say hello to Leonidas in Thermopylae, wonder on Meteora monasteries and return back via Ioannina with large castle.

 

7 days

Price from € 1,080

 



Discover central Greece from Athens: Delphi, Meteora, Nafpaktos, Corinth. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 9 days (8 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Corinth, Delphi, Ioannina, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Metsovo, Nafpaktos, Parga, Patras, Trikala

Discover central Greece from Athens: Delphi, Meteora, Nafpaktos, Corinth. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

 

9 days

Price from € 1,452

 



Summer Greece discovery from Athens: Delphi, Nafpaktos, Parga, Meteora, Chalkida. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 10 days (9 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Chalkida, Delphi, Ioannina, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Nafpaktos, Parga, Preveza, Trikala

Summer Greece discovery from Athens: Delphi, Nafpaktos, Parga, Meteora, Chalkida. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

 

10 days

Price from € 1,597

 



Amazing south Balkans 14 days tour from Dubrovnik to Athens. Visit Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece mainland.

tour start in: Dubrovnik, Croatia

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 14 days (13 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Montenegro

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Corinth, Dajbabe, Durrës, Epidaurus, Ioannina, Kalamata, Mesolongi, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Ostrog, Parga, Patras, Sparta, Trebinje, Tvrdoš

This 14 days tour will allow you to meet amazing south Balkans countries: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, and of course beautiful Greece. The route will pass through Trebinje, Podgorica, Durres, Ioannina, Nafpaktos, Olympia, Sparta, Nafplio and other towns. We will see old castles, monasteries, archaeological sites, and amazing coastal line. At summer time we will stop on beaches to take a rest, refresh and enjoy the crystal clear water.

 

14 days

Price from € 2,040

 



Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 14 days from Athens. Visit main Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 14 days (13 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Chalkida, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Ioannina, Kalamata, Lamia, Larissa, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Metsovo, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Palace of Nestor, Patras, Pylos, Sparta, Trikala

This off-season tour is for people who would like to get to know deeply the history of Greece and walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. Around the world such places are on the list of UNESCO. And many other places now expecting to be on UNESCO list; such places are prepared, available for public for fraction of cost, and are on so called UNESCO tentative list. During this tour we going to visit main UNESCO places and UNESCO tentative list places, located in Greece mainland. Greece is so rich with history that visit all UNESCO places in one tour will take very long time. Because of that we, Monterrasol Travel, created this tour to be able to visit the main UNESCO places in one tour.

 

14 days

Price from € 2,125

 



Travel 15 days Adriatic coast of Montenegro and Albania + discover Greece mainland. All seasons tour from Tivat to Athens.

tour start in: Tivat, Montenegro

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 15 days (14 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Greece, Montenegro

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Budva, Corinth, Dajbabe, Durrës, Epidaurus, Ioannina, Kalamata, Kotor, Mesolongi, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Nikšić, Olympia, Ostrog, Parga, Patras, Sparta

In this tour we will travel 15 days by Adriatic coast of Montenegro and Albania, and discover Greece mainland and Peloponnese. Meet during the tour ancient monasteries and castles, enjoy amazing beaches, touch stones of old places in 3 countries.

 

15 days

Price from € 2,185

 



In-depth cultural tour 16 days from Dubrovnik to Athens. Explore Bosnia and Greece, discover Montenegro, meet Albania,

tour start in: Dubrovnik, Croatia

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 16 days (15 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Blagaj, Corinth, Dajbabe, Durrës, Epidaurus, Ioannina, Kalamata, Kravica, Mesolongi, Međugorje, Mostar, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Ostrog, Parga, Patras, Počitelj, Sarajevo, Sparta, Ston

Balkan route from Dubrovnik to Athens in 16 days. Visit Bosnia, Montenegro, pass hills of Albania, and discover fortresses and ancient towns of Greece. Bosnian old towns and monasteries, Montenegro oldest monastery, hills of Albania, and discover greek fortresses, beaches, monasteries and archaeological sites.

 

16 days

Price from € 2,361

 



Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 19 days from Athens. Visit most of Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 19 days (18 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Argos, Arta, Chalkida, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Kalamata, Koroni, Lamia, Larissa, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Metsovo, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Palace of Nestor, Patras, Porto Kagio, Pylos, Sparta, Trikala

This off-season tour is focused on people who would like to get to know deeply the history of Greece and walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. Around the world such places are on the list of UNESCO. And many other places now expecting to be on UNESCO list; such places are prepared, available for public for fraction of cost, and are on so called UNESCO tentative list. During this tour we going to visit most of UNESCO places and UNESCO tentative list places, located in Greece mainland. Greece is so rich with history that visit all UNESCO places in one tour will take very long time. Because of that we, Monterrasol Travel, created this tour to be able to visit the most of UNESCO places in one tour.

 

19 days

Price from € 2,926

 



Greece roadtrip 20 days from Igoumenitsa. Greece round trip via beaches, fortresses, monasteries and UNESCo places.

tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 20 days (19 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Delphi, Ioannina, Kalamata, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Parga, Patras, Sparta, Trikala

From Igoumenitsa via Patras, Olympia, Sparta, Nafplio, Delphi: big round trip via beaches, castles and monasteries.

 

20 days

Price from € 2,970

 



Greece grand in-depth cultural tour 25 days from Igoumenitsa. Explore Greece mainland UNESCO places, monasteries and fortresses.

tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 25 days (24 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Delphi, Ioannina, Kalamata, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Methoni, Monemvasia, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Parga, Patras, Sparta, Trikala

From Igoumenitsa via Patras, Methoni, Monemvasia, Delphi: big summer round trip via beaches, castles and monasteries

 

25 days

Price from € 3,856

 



Adriatic Grand tour 29 days from Budapest to Athens. Visit the most interesting places in Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia, Albania, Greece.

tour start in: Budapest, Hungary

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 29 days (28 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro

tour destinations: Arta, Bory, Dajbabe, Durrës, Epidaurus, Ioannina, Kravica, Medvedgrad, Messene, Međugorje, Mostar, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Omiš, Ostrog, Parga, Patras, Počitelj, Sarajevo, Sparta, Split, Szigliget, Sümeg, Trogir, Varaždin, Zagreb, Šibenik

Adriatic Grand tour 29 days from Budapest to Athens. Visit the most interesting places in Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia, Albania, Greece.

 

29 days

Price from € 4,731

 





Last updated on: 26 August 2019

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From 28 April 2019 we added a new tour that cover in 15 days south part of Greece mainland, so called Peloponnese. We will visit all main attraction of Peloponnese peninsula and see castles, ancient places, beaches. Some of the towns we going to visit: Corinth, Epidaurus, Kalamata, Methoni, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafplio, Sparta. A few of places are UNESCO. Ask us now to set a schedule, especially at September and October, where is not so hot there! Here is the page of this tour with more details: Greek Peloponnese round tour in 15 days. Visit all main attraction of Peloponnese peninsula and see castles, ancient places, beaches. This is Peloponnese where located Sparta, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Monemvasia.




From 1 Feb 2019 we load on our site the description of new place: Monemvasia, Greece. We have visited this beautiful place few times and we definitely like to be there, and we are welcome you to have a trip there with us!

Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. The town is located on a small island off the east coast of the Peloponnese. The island is linked to the mainland by a short causeway 200m in length. Its area consists mostly of a large plateau some 100 meters above sea level, up to 300 m wide and 1 km long, the site of a powerful medieval fortress. The town walls and many Byzantine churches remain from the medieval period.






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