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Discover our take on the “world” of camping.

From equipped accommodation areas to activities that will ensure an unforgettable vacation, Ioannina Camping provides everything you need for a complete camping experience. Whether you are a backpacker who enjoys sleeping under the stars or a newlywed couple looking to combine the comfort of a hotel suite with an environmentally friendly destination and the freedom of the countryside, Ioannina Camping – Glamping is just the place for you.

Welcome to our world of higher-standards camping, where love of tourism meets the unparalleled experience of staying in nature. Discover our services and get ready to live the ultimate holiday adventure!

You will find us at the 13th km of the Ioannina National Road of Athens

Ioannina

Ioannina is located at the heart of Epirus, in northwestern mainland Greece. One of the country’s largest and most picturesque cities, it features a rich cultural heritage steeped in centuries of history. And of course, possibly the most distinctive local feature is Lake Pamvotis, on the shores of which the city is built. It’s the lynchpin for the city’s climate, its nature, indeed its very lifeblood. The lake, with its placid waters and small island, is a vital natural attraction that feeds the entire region.

Lake Pamvotis
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The island in Lake Pamvotis
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Castle of Ioannina
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Ali Pasha Museum
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Fethiye Mosque Ioannina
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The Ioannina Clock Tower - Roloi Ioanninon
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Lake Pamvotis
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The island in Lake Pamvotis
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Castle of Ioannina
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Perama Cave
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Ancient theater of Dodoni
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Lake Pamvotis

For visitors at Camping Ioannina, Lake Pamvotis and its picturesque island, the jewel of our city, are just 15 minutes away.

Lake Pamvotis is known for its history. Visitors shouldn’t miss the opportunity to take a stroll around the lakeside and experience its quiet majesty and muted morning mist. From its founding, the city of Ioannina developed next to the lake and their history is intrinsically connected. What’s more, the lake is also known for the myths and traditions surrounding it. Perhaps the most enduring of these is the myth of Kyra Frosini, who is said to have been drowned in the lake by Ali Pasha.

Lake Pamvotis is an important natural landmark and an important part of Greece’s cultural heritage, not to mention a crucial wetland that hosts a wealth of flora and fauna. The lake is also a major tourist destination and provides opportunities for various activities, such as swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing and lakeside cycling.

Island of Ioannina

At the northwestern edge of Lake Pamvotis, opposite the city of Ioannina, lies the only inhabited lake island in Greece, the Island of Ioannina. A quiet oasis steeped in history amidst a breathtaking natural environment, the island invites visitors to meander down its picturesque alleys, experience authentic tradition and live once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Walking the cobbled streets, visitors can encounter the 7 monasteries, monuments of Byzantine and post-Byzantine art which testify to the once-vibrant religious life of the island. Also worth visiting is the Silversmithing Museum, dedicated to the art form for which the island became famous, while visitors can relax in the island settlement’s picturesque square with its traditional cafes.

Visitors shouldn’t miss the opportunity to walk the island’s trails or go on a boat ride, to take in the breathtaking views of the city and the mountains of Epirus. In fact, the island is the perfect setting for brief hikes, bicycle treks or horseback rides, a magnet for all who enjoy nature and alternative tourism.

Castle of Ioannina

The Castle of Ioannina is located just 15 minutes from the camping site, in the center of the city of Ioannina on the western shore of Lake Pamvotis. One of Greece’s most valuable historical monuments, it was built in the 13th century and is an imposing edifice with strong walls and towers. It is one of the best preserved castles in Greece and is open to the public for visits.

The castle of Ioannina has a rich history. It has seen use as a military base, an administrative center and a prison. It was also the center of Ottoman power in Epirus. In 1822, the castle was captured by the Greek revolutionaries and played an important role in the struggle for Greek independence.

The castle of Ioannina is currently a popular tourist attraction. Visitors can tour the castle walls and towers. Inside the walls, the Municipal Museum houses rich collections from the Ottoman period, while on the other, the highly original Silversmithing Museum in the Its Kale citadel, where visitors can sit for a while and enjoy a coffee.

Ali Pasha Museum

The 15th-century Monastery of Agios Panteleimon on the island of Ioannina was where Ali Pasha was murdered by the Sultan’s troops on 5 February 1822. In 1958, thanks to the efforts of a group of erudite Ioannina natives, the Museum of the Pre-Revolutionary Period opened its doors in 1958. Since May 2012, the Ali Pasha Museum and the Pre-Revolutionary Period Museum have been hosted in this space, which also houses the significant collection of the Fotis Rapakousis family.

The permanent collections of the museum include unique historical relics, such as the famous gilded musket of Ali Pasha (1804), the silver dagger of the National Benefactor Apostolos Arsakis (1813), the authentic silk costume of Kyra Vasiliki (wife of Ali Pasha), Ali Pasha’s famous long turban, and curtains embroidered with the monogram (dugra) of Sultan Mahmud II (1808–1839).

A 700-year-old plane tree stands in silent, perpetual guard over the museum and its beautiful surroundings. Nearby, visitors can see the caves where holy figures, such as the ascetic Hosios Savvas (15th century), the monks and brothers Theophanes and Nektarios Apsaras, founders of the Barlaam Monastery of Meteora (15th-first half of the 16th century) and many others lived. During the Italian invasion of Greece, in November 1940, the inhabitants of the island found refuge from the Italian bombers in these caves.

Fethiye Mosque Ioannina

The Fethiye (=conquest) Mosque is an ottoman-period mosque in Ioannina. It was built over the city’s Byzantine Metropolis, the Church of the Taxiarch Michael.

The Fethiye Mosque consists of the prayer chamber and the open portico (revak). The former is a single room covered by a dome, while a narrow wooden balcony was added to the north side at a later date. Outside, the minaret stands on the southwest corner of the building. The upper part of its base has been constructed using, among others, slabs with stone-carved relief decoration, with stylized depictions of a Muslim city and birds.

Fethiye Mosque and the tomb of Ali Pasha can be visited in the Its Kale citadel.
Thanks to recent maintenance and restoration work, the Fethiye Mosque now hosts a material culture exhibition on the mosque itself and the wider historical monument that is the Castle of Ioannina. In addition, the exhibition also focuses on the historical figure who gave the mosque its current form: Ali Pasha, who remodeled the mosque in 1795 and made it the main mosque of his palace. The exhibition features three segments: 1) The city of Ioannina during the Ottoman period, 2) The Castle of Ioannina. Fortress and Serai 3) Ali Pasha of Tepelena. History and Myth.

The Clock Tower of Ioannina

The Clock Tower was commissioned by Osman Pasha the Kurd, who was Commander-in-Chief of Epirus and Albania, in 1905, on the occasion of the Jubilee of Sultan Abdul Hamid II. Its elegant architecture is a combination of neoclassical and oriental styles. A fine stone railing is visible on its upper registers, while the small columns that support the dome are made of cast iron and crowned by polygonal capitals. Its bell is Venetian. Inlaid plaques depicting Ottoman symbols and springs decorate each of its four sides. It’s an exceptional structure, a fine example of neoclassical architecture that perfectly combines the styles of three different cultures.

In 1918, the Clock was dismantled after sustaining damage during an artillery parade. Seven years later, in 1925, it was restored and moved to its current location. In 1926 the Clock had the old mechanism, which operated with weights of Dutch origin. This mechanism was hand-cranked until 1963, when the municipal authorities had a motor installed. However, in 2010 the motor broke down. No spare parts could be found because the factory that produced them had gone out of business in the 1980s, putting an end to 85 years of continuous operation. The new motor that was installed in 2012 is a faithful reproduction of classic clock movements and was bought from Switzerland for the sum of EUR 5,000.

Paul Vrellis Greek History Museum
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Perama Cave
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Ancient theater of Dodoni
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Lake Pamvotis
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Museum of Silversmithing
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Ali Pasha Museum
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The Ioannina Clock Tower
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Fethiye Mosque Ioannina​
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Paul Vrellis Greek History Museum
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Paul Vrellis Greek History Museum

The Paul Vrellis Greek History Museum, also known as the Wax Museum, is located in Epirus, near the city of Ioannina. Founded on the initiative of the sculptor Pavlos Vrellis in February 1983, it was inaugurated in 1995 and is the best known museum of its kind in Greece. It is the vision brought to life of a single individual, Paul Vrellis, who dedicated himself entirely to the project. His goal was to create a space to house life-size representations of historical events from throughout Greece, complete with the nation’s heroes and the roles they played. Thanks to his tireless research, ideas and personal effort, he recreated the places and the protagonists, thus allowing visitors to immerse themselves in prominent events in history.

Perama Cave

Just 17 km from the campsite is one of the most striking and visited caves in Greece, the Perama Cave, known for its impressive stalactites and stalagmites.

Formed by water erosion of the local limestone, the cave is about 500 meters long and its temperature ranges from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius with an ambient humidity level of 95% (don’t forget to bring a coat with you). It has an area of 12,000 square meters and a route length of 1,000 meters. Visitors to the cave can admire the impressive stalagmites and stalactites, which formed over millions of years.

The Perama Cave is open to the public and is one of the most important tourist attractions in Greece. It is open daily from 09:00 to 17:00.

Guided tours of the cave are available, and each tour has a duration of about 45 minutes. During the tour, visitors will have the opportunity to admire the impressive stalactites and stalagmites, as well as various other cave formations, such as columns, vaults and chambers. It is a unique and enchanting place that is worth visiting, providing visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy nature while learning about the local natural history.

Ancient theater of Dodoni

Just 15 minutes’ drive from the campsite, guests can pay a visit to the Ancient Theater of Dodoni, one of the largest and best preserved ancient theaters in Greece.

It was erected in the 3rd century BC during the reign of King Pyrrhus and adheres to the design of all Greek theaters. It held 18,000 spectators and was the largest of its time.

It is built in a natural valley, at the foot of Mount Tomaros. The theater’s koilon (audience space) is divided into three kerkides (stands) with 19 rows of edolia (seats) in the lowest stand, 15 in the middle and 21 in the highest. The theater’s orchestra has a diameter of 18.7 meters and the skene (stage) is 31.2 meters long and 9.10 meters wide.

The theater of Dodoni was an important center of culture and hosted performances of plays, musical events and competitions. The theater was also a prominent oracle, where pilgrims would arrive to request and receive oracles.

It is an important monument of antiquity and one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Greece. The theater is famous for its excellent acoustics and continues to host plays, musical concerts, festivals and other cultural events, especially in the summer months.

Museum of Silversmithing
Acropolis Its Kale, Kastro, Ioannina 452 21
Ali Pasha Museum
The island in Lake Pamvotis 455 00
Castle of Ioannina
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Lake Pamvotis
Ioannina
The Clock Tower of Ioannina
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Fethiye Mosque
Its Kale, Ioannina 452 21
Camping Ioannina
13 km of the Athens Ioannina National Road, Ioannina 455 00
Show Locations
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Museum of Silversmithing
Acropolis Its Kale, Kastro, Ioannina 452 21

Distance from Ioannina Camping 21 min. (13.4 km)

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Ali Pasha Museum
The island in Lake Pamvotis 455 00

Distance from Ioannina Camping 23 min. (13.6 km)

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Castle of Ioannina
2 Glykidon, Ioannina 452 21

22 minutes (13.3 km)

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Lake Pamvotis
Ioannina

Distance from Ioannina Camping 23 min. (13.6 km)

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The Clock Tower of Ioannina
Ioannina 452 21

Distance from Ioannina Camping 20 minutes. (13.0 km)

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Fethiye Mosque
Its Kale, Ioannina 452 21

Distance from Ioannina Camping 25 min. (14.4 km)

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Camping Ioannina
13 km of the Athens Ioannina National Road, Ioannina 455 00
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Museum of Silversmithing
Acropolis Its Kale, Kastro, Ioannina 452 21
Ali Pasha Museum
Ioannina Island 455 00
Castle of Ioannina
2 Glykidon, Ioannina 452 21
Lake Pamvotida
Ioannina
The Clock of Ioannina
Ioannina 452 21
Fethiye Mosque
Its Kale, Ioannina 452 21
Camping Ioannina
13 km of the Athens Ioannina National Road, Ioannina 455 00
Show Locations
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Museum of Silversmithing
Acropolis Its Kale, Kastro, Ioannina 452 21

Distance from Ioannina Camping 21 min. (13.4 km)

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Ali Pasha Museum
Ioannina Island 455 00

Distance from Ioannina Camping 23 min. (13.6 km)

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Castle of Ioannina
2 Glykidon, Ioannina 452 21

22 minutes (13.3 km)

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Lake Pamvotida
Ioannina

Lake PamvotidaDistance from Ioannina Camping 23 min. (13.6 km)

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The Clock of Ioannina
Ioannina 452 21

Distance from Ioannina Camping 20 minutes. (13.0 km)

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Fethiye Mosque
Its Kale, Ioannina 452 21

Distance from Ioannina Camping 25 min. (14.4 km)

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Camping Ioannina
13 km of the Athens Ioannina National Road, Ioannina 455 00
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