Top things to do

Taverna in Ioannina


A popular tsipouradhiko (ouzerie) set in an old mansion, Mystagogia has nourishing mezedhes, juicy grills and an occasionally raucous ouzo-fuelled late-night ambience.
Museum in Ioannina

Archaeological Museum

This top-notch museum contains more than 3000 Epirot finds, including neolithic items and antiquities from Dodoni, Vitsa and Efira.
Museum in Ioannina

Byzantine Museum

This museum presents early Christian and Byzantine art, pottery, coins and silverware, plus post-Byzantine icons and manuscripts, early Venetian-produced Greek books and ornate silver jewellery boxes with cloisonné …
Museum in Ioannina

Municipal Ethnographic Museum

The erstwhile Aslan Pasha Mosque (1619) exhibits local costumes and period photographs, along with tapestries and prayer shawls from Ioannina's former synagogue (Ioustinianou 16).
Greek in Ioannina


Locally recommended Seirios has excellent and imaginative specials. Try the sausage in Greek yoghurt, stuffed pork shoulder blade or mushrooms in oil and lemon.
Bar in Ioannina


This bar occupies a beautifully arching 200-year-old former agora (market). It has friendly people, twinkling lights, strange curvy stairs and an interesting musical mix.
Cafe in Ioannina

Byzantine Museum Cafe

On Its Kale, this big and busy museum cafe is the place to mull Ioannina's tumultuous history over a light meal and a coffee.
Handicrafts in Ioannina

Centre of Traditional Handcrafts of Ioannina

Savour Ioannina’s centuries-old silverwork tradition at this collective artisans' workshop and store. Pieces range from intricate jewellery to enormous silverware sets.
Fortress in Ioannina

Its Kale

Kastro’s sublime citadel, including a Middle Byzantine tower, rises over a long bluff overlooking lake and mountain. The outer ramparts are cluttered with cannon balls and elegant Ottoman carvings. Within, it holds …
Mediterranean in Ioannina


Great wines, Italian flair and Greek grills combine in this inventive stone-walled restaurant with a relaxing backyard.