Situated in the Ioannina regional unit of Epirus, Ioannina, also known as Yannena, serves as the capital and largest city of the region. It is idyllically set on the western shores of the lovely Lake Pamvotida. Surrounded by incredible natural scenery, Ioannina is one of northern Greece's most atmospheric cities. The town boasts rich cultural traditions, a thriving arts and culture scene and fascinating history reaching back to the Ottoman Empire. Visitors can enjoy a walk through the city streets, soak up the old-world charm of the ancient fortified tranquil quarter encircled by minarets and take a trip to the heart of Ioannina-the island in the lake, which is a quiet escape. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch the sunset turn the lake silver against a backdrop of soaring mountains.