Organize your trip
How to get to Ioannina
- The distance from Athens is 415 km through the Rio-Antirio bridge, which is the shortest way. With a normal speed it will take approximately 5 hours.
- The distance from Thessaloniki is 260 km through Egnatia highway. With a normal speed it will take approximately 2 hours.
- For those who come from Italy through Igoumenitsa, the distance from the port is 70 km.
- For those who come from Kastoria through Konitsa, the distance is 221 km.
Those who decide to come to Ioannina by city bus should know that there are frequent routes of luxury modern buses which connect Ioannina with many cities.
- From Athens to Ioannina, and vice versa, there are about ten daily routes by buses.
- The distance is 415 km and it will take approximately 6 hours.
- From Thessaloniki to Ioannina, and vice versa, there are four daily routes during winter period and 6 during the summer period. The distance is 260 km and it will take about 4 hours.
- There are daily routes to and from Arta (10), Igoumenitsa (9), Preveza (10), Patras (3), Agrinio (6), Larissa, Volos, etc.
Contact telephones of Ioannina intercity city bus (KTEL): (+30) 26510 26286
There are daily 2-4 flights from Athens to the city of Ioannina with Olympic Airways and Aegean Airlines. Flight time is 55 minutes.
More information at: (+30) 25610 26218, (+30) 25610 23120
Transportation within the city
Distances in the city of Ioannina are small and the use of a car is not necessary for your transportation. However, if you use your car for transportation, parking spaces can be found in the modern underground parking in the city’s central square with a charge of 3 Euros for the whole day and with free parking for 30 minutes.
Also, there is a parking lot in “Litharitsia” park with a charge of 3 Euros for the whole day, and also a free public parking in the Old Slaughterhouse district, next to the lake.
In various parts of the city you will find private parking spaces with a charge of 3 Euros or more.
In addition, for easy movement within the city, you can use taxi. Ioannina taxis have dark green color and are available 24 hours a day in various parts of the city.
Taxi telephones: (26510) 46777, 46779.
Taxi stations in Ioannina:
Also, there are city buses that follow routes within the city, towards the University Hospital & the University of Ioannina as well as to neighboring villages. The buses start from the central square and there are bus stops at various points of the city. Telephones: (26510) 22239. See more information.
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 09:00 am – 02:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 09:00 am – 02:00 pm and 05:30 pm – 09:00 pm (some international chain stores have opening hours 09:00 am – 09:00 pm)
Supermarket Opening hours:
Monday-Friday 08:30 am – 09:00 pm. Saturday: 08:30 am – 08: 00 pm
Telephones: The international code for Greece is +30. The area code for the city of Ioannina, is 26510. In Ioannina there are pay phones, which you can use with phone cards, which you purchase from kiosks within the city.
USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS:
Prefecture of Ioannina: (26510) 87000
Ioannina City Hall: (26510) 79921
General University Hospital of Ioannina: http://www.uhi.gr/
General Regional Hospital of Ioannina “G. Chatzikosta”: http://www.gni-hatzikosta.gr/
Unique attractions to visit
Ancient Theatre of Dodona
The island in Lake Pamvotis
Castle of Ioannina
Archaeological Museum of Ioannina
|The archaeological museum of Ioannina, has a total area of 1,200 square meters with collections and exhibits covering a long period, from the Lower Paleolithic Era until the Roman period (3rd century AD). The main attractions are the findings from the ancient oracle of Dodona. It includes approximately 3000 archaeological findings from all over Epirus.||
Address: 6, March 25th Square.
Τel.: (26510) 01051-3
See more information about the Archaeological Museum of Ioannina
|In a distance of 4 km from the center of Ioannina one of the most important caves in the world is located. Perama Cave was accidentally discovered during the Second World War and was disclosed for the first time, by the Physical Education teacher and amateur speleologist Konstantinos Kasvikis, who released to the press photos of the cave. In 1945 the first scientific mapping of the cave took place by the speleologists Anna and Ioanni Petrochilou.||
It took 1.5 million years for the stalactites and stalagmites to be formed, which make up a landscape of mythical beauty, in an area of 14,800 m2. Visitors can walk in a distance of 1,100 meters and the tour lasts 45 minutes.
Transportation: City Bus (Ioannina-Perama line), starting point next to the Clock.
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Wax Museum by Paul Vrellis
|The world-renowned Wax Museum of sculptor Paul Vrellis is located at the 14th km of the National Road Ioannina-Athens. The museum revives personalities of the ancient, as well as, mainly, of the contemporary history, the faces of which depict the historical struggles and courage of the Greeks. There are three thematic units in the museum: the pre-revolutionary period (the Secret School, the foundation of the Association of Friends, the martyrdom of Dionysius the Philosopher/ironically called Skylosofos etc.), events of the Revolution of 1821 (the Klephts, the death of Ali Pasha etc.) and images from the period during and after the Second World War (women of Pindos, the lady of Ro island, etc.).||
Opening hours: 10:00 am – 04:00 pm (winter season) and 09:30 am – 05:00 pm (summer season).
Tel.: (26510) 92128.
Tickets: 6 Euros (regular), 5 Euros (for organized groups), 4 Euros (for Schoolchildren -students), 3 Euros (for large families, elders and children 8-12 years old).
Free for people with disabilities, soldiers and members of E.T.E.E..
See more information about the Wax Museum by Paul Vrellis