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Landmarks and sights
Ioannina has a wealth of attractions and museums. Given the wide dispersal of sights and the city's traffic difficulties, a visitor would probably find it difficult to visit them all. The most notable attractions are the following:
Islet of Pamvotis lake
One of the most notable attractions of Ioannina is the islet on Lake Pamvotis. The island is referred to as "Nisaki" (Νησάκι, Greek for "little island") by everyone, except its inhabitants, they call it "Nisi" (Νησί, Greek for "lsland"). Passengers are ferried back and forth from the mainland to the island (about a 15-minute ride each way) on small motorboats which run on varying schedules, according to the season (about once every half hour, or more, in the spring and summer, but much less frequently in the winter). Tourists can visit the monastery of Agios Panteleimon which has been converted into a museum containing information and paintings, as well as re-creations of Ali Pasha's lounging and living quarters. Ali Pasha spent the last days of his life in St Panteleimon, waiting for a pardon from the Sultan. The Island Museum is not the only attraction on the island: there are many gift-shops, tavernas, churches and bakeries on the island's winding streets. Some of the people of Ioannina even choose to make the tiny island their yearlong home, with simple rowboats moored outside their homes, or in small marinas, in the event they need to get to Ioannina proper when the motorboats are not running. The island of Ioannina in Lake Pamvotis has six monasteries: the monastery of St Nicholas (Ntiliou) or Strategopoulou from the 11th century, the Monastery of St Nicholas (Spanou) or Philanthropinon from 1292, St John the Baptist (1506 AD), Eleousis (1570 AD), St Panteleimon (17th century) and of the Transfiguration of Christ (1851 AD). The monasteries of Strategopoulou and Philanthropinon functioned also as colleges, at the latter of which taught Alexios Spanos, the monks Proklos and Comnenos and the Apsarades brothers, Theophanis and Nektarios. The school continued its activities until 1758, when it was superseded by the newer collegial foundations within the city.
Located in the center of the town, this was the heart of the Despotate of Epirus, and the Ottoman vilayet. The maze-like layout of the castle's streets (many of which lead to dead ends) was allegedly designed to confuse pirates of old who breached the castle walls: they would get lost within the fortress, and thus be captured before escaping with their booty. The south-eastern citadel bears the name Its Kale (Ιτς Καλέ, from Turkish Iç Kale, "inner fortress"). The Fethiye Mosque is located in Its Kale. The name means Victory Mosque; it was built in 1430 on the ruins of a Byzantine church. Its final form was given by Ali Pasha in 1795. The city's Byzantine Museum is housed in a building rebuilt on the ruins of the seraglio of Ali Pasha in Its Kale, which were completely destroyed by fire in 1870. The museum opened in 1995 in order to preserve the findings of the wider region of Epirus, chronologically covering the early Christian, Byzantine and post-Byzantine period. The museum's cultural center hosts musical and theatrical events, and issues periodic reports, among other activities. The collections include early Christian and Byzantine sculptures plus exhibits of the arts, ceramics, books, pictures and a valuable collection of silverware. During the summer season the museum operates Mondays 12.00-19.00 hours and other days 08.30-19.00. The museum is accessible to people with disabilities.
The north-western citadel of the fortress is dominated by the Aslan Pasha Mosque. Built in 1618, it now houses the Municipal Ethnographic Museum and its three departments, Greek, Ottoman Muslim and Jewish. Of particular interest are the Epirote costumes on display. The Museum of Fotis Rapakousis is located in the Aslan Mosque complex. By agreement between the city and the collector, the collection has been hosted on these premises since 2000, in cooperation with the Municipal Folklore and Ethnographic Museum, housed in the Aslan Mosque. The entire collection contains 6,000 objects, grouped in four categories: weapons with their accessories, jewelry from the 18th and 19th centuries, ceramics (Islamic art pottery of Greece, Tsanak Kale) Opening hours: 9:00 to 16:00.
The Jewish Synagogue of Ioannina is also located in the Castle. During the Ottoman period, the Jewish community, both Sepharadi and Romaniote, experienced a flowering. The Jews of Ioannina were an active presence in the city's life until March 1944, when the German occupation troops arrested the entire population, 1,870 strong at the time, along with Jews from Preveza, Arta and Corfu, and deported them to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, where most perished. Today the community consists of about 50 persons. The synagogue (7th century) lies inside the Castle of Ioannina. Other building of interest within the walls of the castle are the Soufari Sarai, former Ottoman cavalry school that now houses the state archives and the Old Ottoman Library. The latter is a ruin, but can be seen from outside.
Historic Centre of Ioannina: You can see here small traditional shops and houses, and many souvenir shops. The National Archaeological Museum of Ioannina, Litharitsia Castle Square. Includes archaeological exhibits from four regional units of Epirus. You can see here the history of Epirus from prehistoric times through the 19th century. Notable exhibits include palaeolithic tools, finds from Dodona, bronze vessels and votive bronzes and Frankish/Byzantine capitals taken from a church of that period. The Municipal Gallery of Ioannina (Dimotiki Pinakothiki): Housed since 2000 in the Pyrsinela neoclassical building, built in 1890. Basil Pyrsinella who served as mayor of Ioannina, donated his movable and immovable property in 1958 to the municipality of Ioannina. In 1960 he created the first Regional Municipal Art Gallery in Greece. The Gallery's collection displays major modern works of painters and sculptors, collected through purchases and donations from various collectors and artists. This includes about 500 works, paintings, drawings, prints, pictures and sculptures. Hours Monday to Friday 9:00 to 13:00 and 18:00 to 21:00. Weekends 10:00 to 13:00 and 18:00 to 21:00. Stoa Loulis (= Arcade Loulis): In this commercial center co-existed for many years the three religious groups in the city: Christians, Jews and Muslims. Initially the gallery operated as an inn and then became a commercial center. The House Hussein Matei (= Bishop House) (Hussein Matei House). The building is a ruin, but can be seen from outside. Botanically, the region of Ioannina is dominated by robust, fragrant pine trees, many of which grow within the city itself, especially around the old castle, or fortress walls.
The Cathedral of St Athanasius was completed in 1933. It was built on the foundations of the previous Orthodox Cathedral which was destroyed in the fires of 1820. It is a three-aisled basilica. It has become a place of pilgrimage for the martyrdrom of St George of Ioannina, an orphaned youth hanged in public by the Turks in 1838 for proclaiming his Christian faith. The churches of the Assumption of the Virgin at Perivleptos, St Nicholas of Kopanon and St Marina were rebuilt in the 1850s by funds from Nikolaos Zosimas and his brothers on the foundations of previous churches that perished in the great fire of 1820. From the Ottoman past of the city, apart from the two mosques located within the walls of the fortress, the Veli Pasha Ottoman Mosque  as well as the Kaloutsiani mosques are still standing. The Jewish synagogue is located within the walls of the fortress.
Near the town
Near Ioannina, Script error: No such module "convert". south of the city, lies the Pavlos Vrellis Greek History Museum, a wax museum which covers events and personalities from Greek history. Established in 1995, this second Museum of Pavlos Vrellis (died 2010) is the result of the personal work of one man.
- The region of Ioannina is well known for the production of feta cheese. The area is also famous for its spring water Zagori, which is sold over much of Greece.
- Ioannina is famous throughout Greece for its silverwork, with a plethora of shops selling silver jewelry, bronzeware and decorative items (serving trays, recreations of shields and swords, etc.).
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- Ipirotikos Agon is a locally published newspaper.
The present municipality Ioannina was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 6 former municipalities, that became municipal units (constituent communities in brackets):
- Ioannina (Ioannina, Exochi, Marmara, Neochoropoulo, Stavraki)
- Anatoli (Anatoli, Bafra, Neokaisareia)
- Bizani (Ampeleia, Bizani, Asvestochori, Kontsika, Kosmira, Manoliasa, Pedini)
- Ioannina Island (Greek: Nisos Ioanninon)
- Pamvotida (Katsikas, Anatoliki, Vasiliki, Dafnoula, Drosochori, Iliokali, Kastritsa, Koutselio, Krapsi, Longades, Mouzakaioi, Platania, Platanas, Charokopi)
- Perama (Perama, Amfithea, Kranoula, Krya, Kryovrysi, Ligkiades, Mazia, Perivleptos, Spothoi)
- Christos Adamidis (1885–1949), pioneer aviator and Hellenic Army General.
- Methodios Anthrakites (1660–1736), scholar.
- Markos Avgeris (1884–1973), poet.
- Kosmas Balanos (1731–1808), scholar.
- Georgios Hatzis (Pelleren) (1881–1930), author and journalists.
- Dimitrios Hatzis (1913–1981), novelist.
- Michael Christaris (1773–1851), scholar.
- Josef Elijia (1901–1931), Jewish Greek poet.
- Mit’hat Frashëri (1880–1949) politician and writer.
- Nikolaos Glykys (1619–1693), merchant and book publisher.
- Georgios Hadjikonstas (1753–1845), benefactor.
- Epifanios Igoumenos (1568–1648), scholar.
- Maroutsis family, traders and benefactors.
- Elisabeth Kastrisogia (1800–1863), benefactor.
- Bessarion Makris (1635–1699), scholar.
- Thomas II Preljubović (1346–1416), Serbian ruler of Despotate of Epirus
- Leonidas Palaskas (1819–1880), Hellenic navy officer.
- Grigorios Paliouritis (1778–1816), scholar.
- Anastasios Papavasilopoulos, 18th-century scholar.
- Lambros Photiadis (1752-1805), scholar.
- Athanasios Psalidas (1767–1829), scholar, of the main contributors of the Modern Greek Enlightenment.
- Ahmed Reshadi, kaymakam of Lezhë and Metsovo.
- Abdülhalik Renda Chairman of the Turkish National Assembly.
- Dimitrios Theodosiou, book publisher.
- Athanasios Tsakalov, one of the three founders of Filiki Eteria
- Nikolaos Sarros (1617–1697), book publisher, owner of one of the first Greek printing-houses in Venice.
- Georgios Stavros (1787–1869) benefactor, founder of the National Bank of Greece.
- Simon Strategopoulos 15th-century noble and governor of Ioannina.
- Georgios Sougdouris (1645/7–1725), scholar.
- Balanos Vasilopoulos (1694–1760), scholar.
- Ioannis Vilaras (1771–1823), poet and scholar.
- Hierotheos (Vlachos), theologian.
- Pavlos Vrellis (1922–2010), sculptor.
- Zosimades, benefactors, founders of the famous Zosimaia School.
Ioannina is home to a major sports team called PAS Giannina, which has been promoted to Superleague. It's an inspiration for many of old as well as new supporters of the whole region of Epirus, even outside Ioannina.
- Ioannina is served by Ioannina National Airport.
- The Via Egnatia highway, known in Greece as the Egnatia Odos, (part of the E90) passes by Ioannina. It links the west coast port of Igoumenitsa with the Turkish border.
- Air Sea Lines flew from Lake Pamvotis to Corfu with seaplanes. Air Sea Lines has suspended flights from Corfu to Ioannina since 2007.
- Long-distance buses (Ktel) travel daily to Athens (6 - 6.5 hours) and Thessaloniki (3 hours).
Population of the Municipality of Ioannina.
Population censuses, 1981–2011.
Twin towns – sister cities
Ioannina is twinned with:
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A statue of Pyrrhus of Epirus
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Gate to the castle
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View of the castle
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Bust of poet Lorentzos Mavilis
Boat at the lake
Statue of Marshal Alexandros Papagos
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- University General Hospital of Ioannina
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...were destroyed in this vast act of arson by Ali
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