By Car -- Ioannina is 8 hours from Athens by car.
BY PLANE -- Olympic Air (www.olympicir.com; tel. 26510/26-518) flies to Ioannina from Athens, usually twice a day. At least once a day there are Olympic flights between Ioannina and Thessaloniki (but via Athens). Olympic's office in downtown Ioannina is in a building at the far side of the triangle of greenery at the top of the Central Square. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8am to 3pm; outside those hours, try the airport office at tel. 26510/39-131. The airport is about 4km (2 1/2 miles) from the center of town; public buses (nos. 2 and 7) run frequently from the main square, but you will probably find it more convenient to take a taxi.
Epirus Tourism Directorate is at 39 Leoforos Dodonis, the main street exiting the top of the square (tel. 26510/41-868; www.gtp.gr/epirus-tourism). Summer hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 2:30pm and 5:30 to 8:30pm, Saturday from 9am to 1pm; winter hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 2:30pm.
In summer, the city also maintains an information booth down on the lake, to the left of the fortress and by the quay where you get the boats to the islet Nissi; it's open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8pm.
Also helpful are the many travel agencies, particularly Daskalopoulos Yiannis Tour World, 13 28th Octobriou (tel. 26510/29-667; www.daskalopoulos-travel.com).