Ioannina is a beautiful city in northwestern Greece and is the capital of the prefecture of Ioannina. The city is surrounded by Lake Pamvotida, offering a unique synthesis of natural beauty and cultural heritage.
Ioannina has a rich history dating back to prehistoric times. The city is famous for the Castle of Ioannina, a medieval castle built by Ali Pasha, offering stunning views of the lake and the city. Also, the traditional folkloric settlements give a sense of authentic Greek culture and tradition.
The Cave of Perama
Nature crafted a three-story palace with unparalleled beauty and marvelous adornments within the slopes of Mount Goritsa, crowning the picturesque village of Perama. The treasures chosen by nature for this place are among the most beautiful and abundant. It boasts 19 different types of stalactites and stalagmites, while other caves typically have only 6-10 types.
The Museum of Silversmithing
The Museum of Silversmithing is located in the Castle of Ioannina, specifically in the western bastion of the southeastern acropolis (Its Kale). It is the ninth Museum of the Piraeus Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP), completing the Network of thematic Museums of PIOP, an important project for culture, tourism, and the region, with international recognition. The Museum occupies the two levels of Its Kale and the building of the old kitchens adjacent to it. The previously unused part of the Castle was reformed in an exemplary way by PIOP to host the Museum's permanent exhibition.
In the southeastern edge of the city of Ioannina, a unique castle-palace is preserved to this day, serving as a landmark of the city and inseparably connected to the rich history of the region. It stands as the oldest Byzantine castle in Greek territory, with an uninterrupted history, being one of the few castles in Greece that continues to be inhabited until today.