The islet is an integral part of the history of the city of Ioannina and has been linked with the history and the death of Ali Pasha. There you will find eight monasteries and the Ali Pasha museum containing local costumes and contemporary documents and personal belongings of Ali Pasha and Kira-Frosini.
One of the most important caves in the world is located just 4km from the city center of Ioannina. It belongs to the horizontal caves, having along paths around 1km. The various formations of stalagmites and stalactites, the wealth and the combination of colors create an unsurpassed natural beauty. The 1940 it was used as a refuge by the inhabitants during the bombardments by the Italians.
The wax museum of sculptor Pavlos Vrellis is among the attractions you should definitely visit. The waxworks of the museum are in natural size and are integrated in a faithful representation of the environment of their time, reviving forms of the modern history. The thematic sections of the museum are three: the pre-revolutionary period, the events of 1821 and images from World War II.
Ancient Theatre of Dodona
The theater of Dodona is one of the largest and best preserved ancient Greek theaters, with a capacity of about 18,000 people. It was an integral part of the sanctuary at Dodona and was constructed in the 3rd century BC, according to the ambitious building program conducted by Pyros, king of Epirus, who planned to reshape the Panhellenic sanctuary and give monumental character.
Vikos gorge is, along with Samaria, the most popular gorge in the Greek territory. It is approximately 10 km and its crossing requires about seven hours of exciting journey. The journey usually starts from Monodendri from where a steep descent leads to the river bed. The small creek has water from November to June. The crossing of the gorge is therefore easier the other months. The journey evolves into beautifully dense forests near the rocks while on the rocks grow very rare and therefore famous wildflowers and herbs
Looking more like the Alps than with other Greek mountains, Tymfi Sierra, whose peaks reach up to 2.497m, forms the north the ravine of Aoos and in the southwest the imposing gorge of Vikos, with the river Voidomatis. In the south, it gradually leads to various plateaus and deep gorges.
Zagori is a mountainous area in the heart of Epirus. The name Zagori has a Slavic origin and means "the place behind the mountain", in particular behind the mountain Mitsikeli Ioannina which is the natural boundary of Zagori to the south. The area consists of 47 villages. The altitude of the area ranges from 500m to 2,500m, which is the highest peak of the Tymfi Sierra, Gamila.
Beautiful and picturesque town with much tourism, authentic traditional architecture combining wood and stone, good food and developed infrastructure. It is a place of origin of some of the most important National Benefactors therefore is also famous for its great spiritual growth.
It is a paradise that combines everything and offers unique experience to every visitor. Tzoumerka is a set of beautiful traditional settlements surrounded by gorges, canyons and steep mountains. The complex mountainous terrain and crystal clear rivers fascinate the visitor.