Ioannina is the capital and largest city of Epirus, with a rich cultural tradition.
Egnatia Odos and the Ionian Road connect the city with the other regions of Greece by road, while Ioannina National Airport "King Pyrros" connects Ioannina with air with destinations in Greece and abroad.
In Ioannina, a rental car from Imperial Car Rental will be extremely useful for traveling around the area.
Findings in Kastritsa Cave testify human activity in the area since the Palaeolithic Age 40,000 years ago. Excavations at the Castle revealed the presence of ancient settlements and fortifications.
The city was founded in the 6th century by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian and is mentioned by the historical Procopius in 527 AD. under the name Euria, while its current name comes from the Monastery of St. John the Baptist of 510 AD. which was in the castle area.
The rental car from Imperial Car Rental is the means to get to know the area's attractions.
The city of Ioannina has a large number of museums, such as the Archaeological Museum at Litaritsa Square, the Museum of the Pre-Revolutionary Period and the Municipal Art Gallery in the neoclassic building of Pirinsella in 1890.
The richness of attractions includes Castropolis, an encircled city with the famous Castle of Ioannina in 528 AD, featuring the Fetiche Mosque or the Mosque of Conquest built on a Byzantine temple, with the Byzantine Museum, the Museum of Artillery and the Tomb of Ali Pasha, the Aslan Pasha Temple on the northwest acropolis of the castle with the Aslan Mosque, the Municipal Folk & Ethnographic Museum and the Photius Rapakosis Museum, as well as It's Kale on the southwest acropolis of the castle.
View to the Historic Center of Ioannina Stoa Loulis, Old Hani and subsequent major shopping center, Hussein Matei House, Veli Pasha Ottoman Mosque, and the open-air theater "Kostas Frodzos" on the hill of Agia Triada, a copy of the lower stage of its theater ancient Dodoni.
Ioannina's natural monument-trademark is Lake Pamvotis, to the east of the city, with huge plane trees on the banks of the island and the famous island of Ioannina, where there is a small settlement and various sights. The entire lakeside area is an ideal walk through the lush landscape.
Car rental with Imperial Car Rental will help you to see other attractions away from the center, such as the church of Agios Nikolaos of Kopanos, next to the traditional lagoons of the lake, where Kyra-Frosini was jailed and the age of 1, 5 million years old Perama Cave, one of the finest in Europe, with chambers of unbelievable beauty and of course sculptured fantasy. From the area around the cave you admire the view of the lake, while the train of Perama that connects Ioannina with the picturesque settlement is a nostalgic choice.
North of Ioannina there are unbelievably beautiful places, the stone built Zagori and the magical Zagorohoria, the river Aoos and picturesque Konitsa.
With the car from Imperial Car Rental, you should visit the cradle of civilization and the cult center of Gaia during the Bronze Age and later of Zeus and Dionis, Ancient Dodoni, with the fascinating archaeological site, in the south of Ioannina. ancient theater and the famous oracle, next to amazing monuments, ancient buildings and important museums, as well as the surrounding villages with traditional architecture.
It is worth exploring even the most beautiful cities of Epirus, such as Igoumenitsa, Sivota, Parga, Preveza and Arta, and admire the picturesque center in the city of Arta with its many sights and the famous its bridge.
Your visit to Epirus and Ioannina with the comfort of travel offered by the car rental service Imperial Car Rental will fill you with images of rare beauty and wonderful memories.