Hip Ioannina (ih-o-ah-nih-nah or yah-nih-nah) is a bustling little city, though slightly melancholic (it rains nine months a year). The 20,000 university students here faithfully support the excellent eating and nightlife scene. Ioannina faces sheer mountains erupting behind Lake Pamvotis; the best views are from Kastro, an old quarter interspersed with narrow lanes and Byzantine and Ottoman architecture.
Ioannina destination guides
Dubrovnik to Istanbul
From Croatia’s blue seas and delectable cuisine, to Turkey’s epic history and whimsical East-meets-West culture, everything in the middle blends into a perfect mixture of exciting tradition and contemporary style. An adventure through the ages, laze on white sandy beaches, explore ancient historical ruins, visit quaint fairytale towns and hike through postcard-like scenery.
Zagoria, the Secret Villages
Explore the Zagoria Villages in the Pindos Mountains of Greece