"Ioannina - the town of silversmiths" Ioannina by elgin99

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Ioannina - at lake Pamvotia. It is the largest city in Epirus, with old buildings, narrow streets. It´s a charmingly town.
The area around the town has also other attractions: Mouzakaioi with the wax museum, the village of Perama with the famous cave, the island in the lake.

Ioannina experienced his time of prosperity in Ottoman Empire. Still today it is famous for his silversmiths. The Turkish influence is very clear to recognize by the castle arrangement and the mosque. The foundation goes back till 13. Century.
In 1815 town was altered by Ali Pasha, a Turkish tyrant who was also murdered here.

It´s also the town of muntains.
Also on the way from Preveza to Ioannina it is sometimes really a grandious mountain scenery.

  • Last visit to Ioannina: Dec 2002
  • Intro Updated Jan 30, 2005
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    Dec 6, 2006 at 1:48 AM

    Too bad I didn't have time to stay in Ioannina, I changed buses there on my way to Albania. Beautiful pictures here.

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