Ioannina, the capital of Epirus, is built around the magnificent Lake Pamvotis with its islet and the rugged waters, a natural monument that sets the climate and character of the lively city with centuries of history.
The city is accessible via Egnatia and the Ionian Road, while Ioannina National Airport "King Pyrros" connects it by air with cities in Greece and abroad.
A rental car from Imperial Car Rental Ioannina will make travels in the city and surrounding areas easy and fast.
The area is inhabited since the Palaeolithic Age, 40,000 years ago, according to findings in the cave of Kastritsa, while ancient settlements and fortifications were found in Kastro.
The city was founded in the 6th century by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian and is mentioned in 527 AD. with the name Euroia.
Its current name comes from the Monastery of St. John the Baptist of 510 AD. which was located in the castle.
Car rental Imperial Car Rental gives you the opportunity to explore the beautiful multicultural city with its long tradition and many attractions.
Lovers of art and history will be impressed with the special museums of the city of Ioannina, such as the Archaeological Museum, the Wax Museum, the Museum of the Pre-Revolutionary Period and the Municipal Art Gallery in the neo-classical Pirsinella building of 1890.
A great attraction is Castropolis, the walled city with the Castle of Ioannina, 528, the Fetiche Mosque built on a Byzantine temple, the Byzantine Museum, the magnificent Artillery Museum, the Ali Pasha tomb, the Aslan Pasha Mosque and the Aslan Mosque. Municipal Folklore & Ethnographic Museum, Photios Rapakosis Museum and Ikis Kale.
Car rental Imperial Car Rental will give you the opportunity to visit Hussein Matei House, the Veli Pasha Ottoman Mosque and the entire historical center of Ioannina, which are unique attractions.
See the Loli Stoa, an old harbor and later an important commercial center of great importance to all of Epirus, as well as the open-air theater on the hill of Agia Triada, a copy of the lower section of the theater of ancient Dodoni.
The walks around Lake Pamvotis, with its huge plantains on the banks and the lush island with its picturesque settlement with its paved streets, beautiful gardens and the Ali Pasha Museum, will give you pictures of unforgettable beauty.
Leaving the center with the Imperial Car Rental Ioannina, visit the church of Agios Nikolaos of Kopanon, next to the traditional waterfalls of the lake, where the fateful woman of Ioannina, Kyra-Frosini, was jailed.
Continue up to the picturesque Perama, where the unparalleled beauty of Perama Cave, the most beautiful cave of Europe, 1.5 million years old, with a wealth of shapes, colors and shapes, magnificent decoration with natural sculptures that make up the imagination.
The area around the cave offers a spectacular view of the lake, while the train of Perama, which reaches Ioannina, is a nostalgic choice.
The visit to Ioannina must include a long walk in Zitsa, stone built Zagori and magical Zagorohoria, the Pindos National Park, Vikos, Papigo, the Aoos River and picturesque Konitsa.
South of Ioannina, a pilgrimage to Ancient Dodoni, cradle of culture and worship center of Gaia and later of Zeus, with the archaeological site, the ancient theater and the oracle, adjacent to amazing monuments, ancient buildings and museums.
Further south, Arta with its picturesque center and its famous bridge and to the east Preveza, Parga, Sivota and Igoumenitsa will complete your enchanting wandering in Ioannina and Epirus, with the comfort of the car rental service Imperial Car Rent, making your trip unforgettable.