Ioannina is a city full of life and energy and due to the fact that it is the biggest town in Epirus, offers amazingly intense night life. The locals are on foot day and night and they claim that the secret of their energy and nice mood is resulting out of the affect of the “Magical” powers of Lake Pamvotis. So when the night falls over the city and the stars begin to be reflected on the surface of the lake, the lights in clubs and bars are lit and are inviting everyone in for an all night long fun…
Nightlife in this city starts quite early with a coffee or just a cocktail in the central square and goes on until dawn at the bars in Anexartisias street, Kallari street and at the area “Skala” by the lake, all of which can offer delicious food, too.
The Entertaining park near the lake offers a complex of 6 cinema halls where a lot of high quality first screening films are on.
In the same complex there is also a super modern Bowling alley, restaurants, coffee bars, a beerhouse, an internet cafe, billiards (pools) etc.
In the summer months there are 3 swimming pools for your rest and relaxation.
Two music halls with different musical events are held on a weekly basis.
Just outside Ioannina, Perama is the area of many night clubs which offer live music till morning hours.
The options offered are limitless and surely can satisfy even the most demanding.
Castle: Most of today’s castle of Ioannina was built during Turkish rule and within it there are older, Byzantine buildings. Inside the castle there are two acropolis. In the north-east Acropolis the Royal estates of the Byzantine sovereigns were built. Today at the top, Aslan Pasha’s mosque dominates (1618).
Ioannina Island:The island of Pamvotis Lake is today one of the most picturesque sites in Ioannina combining natural beauty with rich historical tradition. It was a big religious and monastic centre during late Byzantine times and Turkish occupation, a fact manifested today by the monastery’s great artistic and historical value.
Panteleimon Church: The church was founded in the 15th C. Today’s temple is a result of restoration done in 19th C. To the south one sees the cell where Ali-Pasha was murdered; here, one finds today the Museum of Pre-Revolutionary Capitals Era. Another cell to the north provides a home to the library and minutes of the Island’s Monasteries. Other Monasteries that may be visited include Strati- gopoulou Monastery, Prodromos Monastery, Eleousa Monastery and the Monastery of Metamorphosis of Sotiras.