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Dive into history and meet the magnificent civilisations that left their mark in the city of Ioannina.

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Our luxury buses will take you straight away to the most important archaeological site of the region: Ioannina Castle.

Multicultural Ioannina tour

  Dive into history and meet the magnificent civilisations that left their mark in the city of Ioannina. Our tour includes a visit at the Byzantine, the Jewish and the Ottoman Museums as well as at the Jewish Synagogue. It takes place in the old part of the city and inside the castle walls where the visitor will experience and find out about life starting from the 12th to 19th centuries. Optionally, the tour can also be combined with wine testing in the old Jewish market where Jewish stone stores have been converted into modern atmospheric bars.

Byzantine Museum

Byzantine Museum

The Byzantine Museum of Ioannina is housed in one of the buildings of citadel (Its Kale) of Ioannina, the capital of the Epirus region in northwestern Greece. The central section was built in the 1960s and originally functioned as a Royal Pavilion.

 

 

The Castle of Ioannina

The Castle of Ioannina

The palace of the Byzantine rulers of the city was built in the northeastern citadel. Today this citadel is dominated by the mosque of Aslan Pasha (1618). The second citadel is located in the southeast part of the castle and is known as Its Kale, i.e. Internal Fortress. In its center where the seraglios of Ali Pasha stood in the 19th century, now stands the Byzantine Museum, the Fetihe Mosque (1795) and the tomb of Ali Pasha.

The Jews of Ioannina

The Jews of Ioannina

At the beginning of World War II, the Jewish community of Ioannina numbered about 2,000. Most were small business owners. Many were poor. Families were large and patriarchal: marriages were arranged. The community was conservative in nature and religiously observant. Their daily life revolved around their synagogues and the Jewish religion.

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