A tour to the ancient monuments of Epirus ...
Apart from its modern history Epirus is also widely known for its glorious past. A past connected with the famous Dodona oracle as well as with various sites such as Nikopolis and Necromanteion. Join us in a passionate route to the paths of antiquity. . .
Our tour starts from Ioannina. We will first pay a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Ioannina which lies at the center of the town. Here we will have an introductory guided tour as far as it concerns the history of Epirus during the ancient times. Afterwards we will pay a visit to the ancient oracle of Dodona.
Today we will head to Preveza a coastal city which lies one hour from Ioannina. We will first visit the remains of the ancient Nikopolis, the Roman city that was built from emperor Octavianus on the aftermath of Actium battleship. After a short stop to modern Preveza we will head to the last point of our trip the famous Oracle of the Dead (Necromanteion). According to the ancient tradition the visitors of Necromanteion had the chance to meet the souls of their beloved dead , that were coming out of the kingdom of Dead , during a specific ceremony.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: There are two ways for someone to reach Ioannina, either by Thessaloniki International airport , or by Athens International airport. In the first case it takes three hours by car to reach Ioannina from Thessaloniki and in the second case it takes five hours so I would advise you to choose a flight to Thessaloniki airport from where I can pick you up with my car. In case you prefer Athens airport you will have to take the bus to Ioannina . Buses run regularly between Athens and Ioannina at a cost of 40 euro each way. You can also use the ports of Corfu or Igoumenitsa. The trip from Igoumenitsa port to Ioannina takes only one hour, and in that case I can also pick you up with my car from the port.
End location: Thessaloniki airport or Igoumenitsa. In case you prefer to come to Ioannina by yourself then the meeting point and end location will be the hotel of your preference
Duration: 2 days
You have to take into account the fact that the museums and archaeological sites timetable during the winter is from 8:00 to 15:00 while during the summer is from 8:00 to 20:00 (winter period is from 1/11/2016 to 31/3/2017 and the summer period is from 1/4/2017 to 31/10/2017
We will travel in a comfortable , air-conditioned 5-seat Ford Focus Sedan (2002 model)
The price includes the guided tours and also the transportation cost from Ioannina to Preveza and also to Necromanteion.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
250 euro - The estimation of local payments refers to the cost for meals and coffees and also for museum and archaeological sites tickets.
The transportation cost from Thessaloniki or Athens to Ioannina