Igoumenitsa and the ruins of a Turkish fortress

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Igoumenitsa

Igoumenitsa is the capital city of Thesprotia and the third port in size in Greece. It is situated in the northwest part of mainland Epirus, opposite Corfu Island (18 nautical miles) and very close to the borders between Greece and Albania. It lies also 92 km away from Ioannina (Ioannina is the capital of Epirus).

The geographical position of it turned the city of Igoumenitsa into a very important harbor of Northwest Greece, which is connected by ships of several shipping companies with the ports of Italy, Trieste, Venice, Ancona, Bari, Brindisi, Otranto, the Greek ports of Corfu Island, the city of Patra and several other Ionian islands.

On top of the hill of Igoumenitsa are found the ruins of a Turkish Fortress, which was built in quadrangle style to defend the town of pirates' attacks. The city of Igoumenitsa was rebuilt after 1944 in a modern style, with many hotels, bars, Discos, restaurants and traditional taverns and kafeneios.

Having that as a start point, you can visit a lot of destinations in the mainland Epirus by the local bus, or you can rent a car. Some of the places of interest you can visit are Ioannina, Metsovo, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Dodona, Parga, Arta.

 
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