ANCIENT DODONI: ORACLE AND THEATRE
A spectacular narrow valley, just 22km south of Ioannina, is the site of Dodoni, one of Greece’s most important archaeological precincts. A centre of worship for the father of gods and men, it was renowned for its oracle, thought to be among the oldest in the Hellenic world.
The priests interpreted the will of Zeus through the rustling of the leaves from his sacred oak tree and the flight patterns of the birds that nested in it.
The site’s most impressive attraction is the celebrated theatre from the 3rd century BC. With a capacity of about 18,000 spectators, it is one of the country’s largest.