There is a fortified old town in the southeastern part of the castle which constitutes an integral part of the history of the city.
More information about the Castle of Ioannina
It is a major historic landmark. There is a fortified old town in the southeastern part of the castle which is saved until today and constitutes an integral part of the history of the city.
It is the oldest Byzantine castle of Greece with a rich history and one of the few castles which is inhabited.
After going through the big gate bearing Ali Pashas’s coat of arms, you will be transferred into another era when the castle was the administrative center of Greece.
In the castle the Greek language was developed and taught by some of the most renowned teachers.
Also, some of the most famous warriors learned the art of war. It is also the place where Ali Pashas, who was the symbol of Ottoman empire, lived.
He was famous for his love with Mrs Vassiliki and the killing of Mrs Frosyni, his son’s affair.