The Ioannina Island Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

571854


Categories

First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
Unfortunately, the roads and paths at several points of the walk, as well as the boat transportation are not adopted for people with special needs.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (fluent), Greek (fluent), Belarusian (fluent), English (fluent)

What about an escape to Ioannina Island, a must to visit spot here with its exciting stories, architecture, and nature?


Ioannina Island is usually a destination for any visitor to the city. It was first inhabited in the XIII century by monks, who came here from the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantium). They organized here several monasteries and for the following centuries, the Island was a monastic society. In the XVII century, the first settlement appeared here and the island flourished during the Ali Pasha's period (end of the XVIII - the beginning of the XIX centuries). In this place, Ali Pasha died in 1822. The traces of those times and events are rather well preserved till nowadays. The Island is a museum of Medieval period in itself. Today, its community is rather small. The main occupation for the local people are the tourist services. Thus, this is one of the main tourist hot spots in the city. Everything is featured and organized here in a hospitable manner. There is frequent boat communication between Ioannina and the Island. Therefore, even if you are limited in time it is worth visiting it!

Itinerary

Meeting at the boat stop (Karavakia, Information Kiosk).
Getting to the island by boat.
Visiting the monasteries of the Island.
Island walk.
Ali Pasha's museum.
Crafts and delights of the Island.
Taking a boat back to Ioannina.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Ioannina Marina (boat stop "Karavakia").

Duration: 2 hours

Because of bad weather conditions this tour may be cancelled, as the boat communication with the Island stops.

Transportation

Boat

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 EUR - Transportation tickets;
Museum tickets;
Drinks, food;
Souvenirs.
Personal expenses for souvenirs, drinks, food or museum tickets may vary and depend on ones willingness to spend.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Museum tickets

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    Currency
    Tour Price

    135 USD(for up to 6 people) (duration: 2 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    571854


    Categories

    First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.
    Unfortunately, the roads and paths at several points of the walk, as well as the boat transportation are not adopted for people with special needs.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Russian (fluent), Greek (fluent), Belarusian (fluent), English (fluent)

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