Get out on Lake Pamvotida in historical Ioannina

Next up is the buzzing city of Ioannina (Yannena), situated on the banks of the beautiful Lake Pamvotida. The atmosphere is vibrant and lively, and there’s a lot to do here, so consider spending a good few days sampling all that Ioannina has to offer.

Explore the castle town (the oldest Byzantine fortress in Greece), which is inhabited to this day, to learn all about the remarkable history of the city.

And make the most of the Lake too! It is possible to simply walk around it, but I recommend taking a boat out to the island at its center as well. This cool little island is home to multiple ancient temples, which you can go inside to see remarkable religious paintings that adorn the walls.

At the banks of lake Pamvotida