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Getting There

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.

Visitor Information

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).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.