Mones Kastritsas

Mones Kastritsas

Traditional local cooking

Traditional local cooking

Jewellery silversmiths

Jewellery silversmiths

Ioannina aerial view

Ioannina aerial view

Ioannina castle

Ioannina castle

Ioannina lake sunset

Ioannina lake sunset

The Silversmithing Museum

The Silversmithing Museum

Ioannina recipes

Ioannina recipes

Silversmith's artwork

Silversmith's artwork

Ioannina lake

Ioannina lake

Ioannina cuisine

Ioannina cuisine

Ioannina Castle (from the inside

Ioannina Castle (from the inside

Nikos is a Greek History-Archaeology expert, and will help visitors discover the most significant hotspots, historic places of interest, and authentic local people. They will also learn the works of traditional silversmithing, as well as the basics of the mouth-watering local cuisine

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. Comprehensive local walk-around, to appreciate the rich history and culture of the city

  2. Experience local traditional silversmithing and cuisine

€90, 8 hrs, 4 persons

Nikos – Ioannina, an insiders’ trail on local crafts and history

Itinerary: how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together

  • Place of ORIGIN: Sparta

  • LIVES in: Ioannina, Epirus

  • SPEAKS: English

  • LOVES: reading, sports, dancing, music

  • Has TRAVELLED to: many places in Greece

  • Personal TRAITS: has excellent knowledge of local history and traditions, further to his active involvement in academic research programs

€90, 8 hrs, 4 persons

Booking details

Nikos Zacharakis is your Host

Nikos is a Greek History-Archaeology university graduate and holds a post-graduate degree in Folklore Arts. He is currently finishing his Ph.D and is also a certified tour guide, with his unique specialization and profound knowledge covering Epirus and the Ionian Islands

  • Place: Ioannina, Epirus

  • Meeting Point: Ioannina central square

  • Duration: 8 hours

  • Timetable: 9.00-17.00

  • Price: 90 euros per person

  • Availability: 1 May - 31 October

  • Group size: 4 persons max

  • What’s SPECIAL about this experience: visitors will enjoy a unique opportunity to become acquainted with local way of life, folklore and history, by meeting and socialising with local people and taking part in their activities and traditions

 

Ioannina - Where the Experience will take place

What Wikipedia says

 

Ioannina is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Its populations is 112,486, according to 2011 census. It lies at an elevation of approximately 500 metres (1,640 feet) above sea level, on the western shore of lake Pamvotis (Παμβώτις). It is the capital of Ioannina regional unit and the region of Epirus. Ioannina is located 450 km (280 mi) northwest of Athens.

 

Founded by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD, Ioannina flourished following the Fourth Crusade, when many wealthy Byzantine families fled there in the early 13th century following the sack of Constantinople. It was part of the Despotate of Epirus from 1358 to 1416, before surrendering to the Ottomans in 1430. Between 1430 and 1868 the city was the administrative center of the Pashalik of Yanina. In the period between the 18th and 19th centuries, the city was a major center of the modern Greek Enlightenment. Ioannina joined Greece in 1913 following the Balkan Wars.

 

Landmarks and sights include: Isle of Lake Pamvotis, Ioannina Island, Ioannina Castle, Fethiye Mosque, Greek Orthodox churches, Ottoman mosques, Jewish Synagogue of Ioannina, The National Archaeological Museum of Ioannina, the city's Byzantine, the Municipal Ethnographic Museum and the Municipal Art Gallery of Ioannina. Near Ioannina, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of the city, lies the Pavlos Vrellis Greek History Museum, a wax museum which covers events and personalities from Greek history.

 

The region of Ioannina is well known for the production of Feta cheese and its Baklava. The area is also famous for its spring water Zagori, which is sold over much of Greece. Ioannina is famous throughout Greece for its silverwork, with a plethora of shops selling silver jewelry, bronzeware and decorative items (serving trays, recreations of shields and swords, etc.).

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