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when you visit Ioanina - don't miss

we had been in Ioanina - 2 couples - last summer' on our way to tour north Greece. in the evening... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ophir96
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Ramat Gan, Israel
Not a Castle-it is a fortress

Step back centuries as you walk the cobblestone streets of the Kastro, built by the Venetians and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marciahi
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New York City, New York
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| Old Town, Ioannina, Greece
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Reviewed 6 days ago

we had been in Ioanina - 2 couples - last summer' on our way to tour north Greece. in the evening we made a tour in the center, near the lake; and we entered the old castle - this not a ujual castle - it...More

Thank ophir96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Step back centuries as you walk the cobblestone streets of the Kastro, built by the Venetians and refortified by both the Byzantines and the Ottoman Turks.

Thank Marciahi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a morning exploring the world beyond the castle walls. I enjoyed the Aslan Pasha mosque and the wonderful view iver the lake and then the Ali Pasha one on the other acropolis. Some Ottoman areas/buildings are derelict. Then there are modern houses with...More

Thank JanleeCanberra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Difficult not to feel anguished in Ioannina, a place which has witnessed so many attacks and horrors. The castle is a must if you cross the city, although the museum there is not one of the most interesting you will see in Greece. The walls...More

Thank Chorebe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderfully restored/maintained Byzantine/Ottoman fortification. Lovely alleys, flowers and gardens, terraces and labyrinth passages leading to the Municipal Museum and the Ic Kale castle areas (where the Byzantine Museum is located).

Thank NANT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle is a fortified town with an inner castle (around the Fetinhe Mosque). The main area is very much inhabited, with a maze of little streets. It is free to enter and, in June, did not seem at all touristy.

Thank Anne I
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Entering one of the gates transfers us in romantic time & space, though this an opinion by modern tourists and it surely deviates from the impression of the real inhabitants in earlier cruel ages. Ali Pasha, the Albanian local ruler, sealed the place by his...More

Thank ArisMaroulis
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

It looks like a much smaller scale of the buildings in Gjirokastra, Albania. I could imagine that they are both constructed or maintained under the regime of Ottoman empire therefore similar in style. However, I visited Gjirokastra first so this castle is quite less impressed...More

Thank PaulMeng
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Unfortunately only very few owners have kept the old architecture alive. Having recently been to Rhodes, I was expecting to see a lot of 19th century architecture within walls. Instead, most buildings have been replaced by square/bland buildings... Quite a disappointment!

Thank Xo s
Reviewed 4 May 2018

An historical place with easy access to every visitor of the town of Ioannina. A long walk in the castle takes you back through the different times of the history of the town, especially the period of ottoman empire and the years of Ali Pasha....More

Thank Stratoula V
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Response from eftapsich0s | Reviewed this property |
In the castele is free. But there is a museum inside but did not visited it.
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