About Ioannina

Ioannina is the capital and largest city of the Ioannina regional unit and of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Its population is 112,486,according to 2011 census. It lies at an elevation of approximately500 meters (1,640 feet) above sea level, on the western shore of lake Pamvotis(Παμβώτις). Ioannina is located 410 km (255 mi) northwest of Athens, 260 kilometers (162miles) southwest of Thessaloniki and 80 km (50 miles) east of the port of Igoumenitsa in the Ionian Sea.


A centuries old town by a beautiful lake, in a ring of high mountains. A playground for numerous outdoor activities, a place for quiet and peaceful vacations, an ideal and modern conference destination. Ioannina stands out as one of the best offbeat escapes in Europe because of its view-alicious lake. The local cuisine of Ioannina will satisfy the appetite of even the most demanding visitors. The pies and the pastries are known all throughout Greece.