Ioannina is the capital of Epirus in Greece, with a population of 100,000, at an altitude of 600 m above sea level. It is the capital of a prefecture of Greece with the same name. The city is located on the west side of Lake Pamvotis.
It lies at an elevation of approximately 500 meters above sea level, on the western shore of lake Pamvotis. Ioannina is located 450 km northwest of Athens, 290 km southwest of Thessaloniki and 80 km east of the port of Igoumenitsa in the Ionian Sea.
The combination of innumerable historical monuments and museums with the unbelievable natural beauty of the landscape is a guarantee for the visitors.
In this village you might think that you are in Swiss, with the beautiful mountains, nature and houses made of wood and stone. Metsovo is located near the border of Albania. With local produced cheese, the woodcraft industry wines, handcraft work, a modern conference centre, an art gallery and elevators for ski, Metsovo is a remarkable village. There are some nice comfortable family hotels.
Satul Sivota a primit numele de la Bătălia navala de la Sivota (433 î.Hr.) dintre Corint şi Corfu în timpul războiului peloponeziac, aşa cum este descrisa de istoricul antic Tucidide (460-400 î.Hr.). Sivota este un sat pitoresc de coastă, cu frumuseţe naturală rară. Acesta se află la doar 24 km sud de Igoumenitsa, vizavi de insula Corfu. Frumuseţile sale naturale atrag un numar mare de vizitatori, ceea ce indica o creştere semnificativă în ultimii ani.
On the southern edge of the island is the small fishing village Perdika. This is perhaps one of the most picturesque places on the island and still has the characteristics of the Aegean style of the square houses and the narrow streets with many taverns where fresh fish is eaten. From here you can take a small boat to Moni island.
Igoumenitsa is a modern coastal town, it is the capital of Thesprotia and one of Greece's most important ports and one of the country's gateways to Western Europe. Here is where The Egnatia Highway starts and links Europe with Turkey and the Middle East. There are several beautiful beaches in the surroundings.
The largest and most organized beach in the region between Sivota and Parga. It belongs to Perdika village, which is 10 minutes from the beach and is famous for traditional taverns. In recent years, many hotels have been built near the beach
The beautiful and famous area of Zagori is a network of 46 villages spread all over the mountains on the north east of the city of Ioannina. The word Zagori first appeared in a document of 1321 and it means "behind the mountains". It is one of the many toponyms that come from the Slavic language (from the proposition Za, which means "behind" and the noun gora that means "mountain"). The villages of Zagori are famous for their unbelievable natural beauty, their unique architecture and their long history. Not without a reason of course, since the smashing natural landscape, the picturesqueness of every single village and the unlimited opportunities for sallies and every kind of activities really charm and impress the visitor. There are so many things that one can admire that we cannot say for sure which is more impressive.
Konitsa is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful border areas not only in Epirus but in Greece on the whole. It is built on the slope of Trapezitsa Mountain in 630 m altitude. There are many assumptions about the origin of its name. The most dominant ones are the stance of the historian P. Aravantinos who claims that it comes from the name of the ancient city Knossos that gradually became Konitsa, as well as the stance that it comes from the Slavic word Konitza, which means "horse bazaar".
Epirus is a geographical and historical region in southeastern Europe, shared between Greece and Albania. It lies between the Pindus Mountains and the Ionian Sea, stretching from the Bay of Vlorë in the north to the Gulf Ambracian south. It is now divided between the region of Epirus in northwestern Greece and the counties of Gjirokastër, Vlorë, and Berat in southern Albania. The largest city of Epirus is Ioannina, Epirus region headquarters, and Gjirokastër largest city in the Albanian part of Epirus.
Vovousa is a village and a former community in the Ioannina regional unit, Epirus. Vovousa is located on the river Aoos and is one of the easternmost villages of Zagori. It is also located near the National Park of Valia Kalda.