Visitors to this corner of Greece will come by ship from Italy or Corfu (via Igoumenitsou), by plane from Athens or Thessaloniki, or by car or bus from other parts of Greece. We recommend basing yourself in Ioannina, a city that offers a fine mix of natural attractions, historical associations, and modern amenities. You could rush around Ioannina and Metsovo in 2 to 3 days but I recommend a minimum of 4 days for Epirus -- 1 1/2 days for Ioannina (and remember you'll have evenings there), 1 day for Metsovo, and a half-day each for Dodona, the Perama cave, and the Zagori region.
Museum & Sites Hour Update -- If you visit Greece during the summer, check to see when major sites and museums are open. According to the official postings, they should be open from 8am to 7:30pm, but some may close earlier in the day and are often closed 1 day a week.