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Epirus

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Description

Epirus lies on the Northwestern part of Greece, it spreads from the Ionian Sea to the boarders of Macedonia & Thessaly, a very large part of land covering everything one would want to see, from amazing seaside areas with turquoise waters such as Sivota & Parga to tall green mountains and canyons with little beautiful stone built villages such as Zagoria.
On the mainland of Epirus which is truly unexplored by most people with little picturesque mountain villages or the larger town of Ioannina built around a breathtaking lake. In mainland Epirus one can find unending beautiful mountains, forests, rivers & lakes all full of life and rare species of the animals and plants many of which are endangered species & protected!
The Western part of Epirus is on the Ionian Sea shores which have some of the best beaches in Greece but also some of the most beautiful seaside towns such as Parga, Sivota & Preveza which are more known to the wider public. The shores of Epirus are become more known every year due to the beauty and peace one can find here. One can find beautiful organized beaches with all comforts many of which have also been awarded with the "Blue Flag", or just isolated little beaches far from the crowds.
We sincerely believe that Epirus can satisfy the most discerning traveler with its natural environment, historical monuments, museums, beautiful little traditional villages and traditional music!

History

The History of Epirus dates back to 300 BC when is was ruled by Pyrrhus of Epirus.
During the Roman Empire it was province in the Roman Empire Between 146 BC and 395, it was incorporated into the Roman province of Macedonia.The capital of Epirus vetus was Nicopolis, a city founded by Octavian in memory of his victory over Antony and Cleopatra at Actium. One of the greatest and most known battles in ancient history!

Later in the Byzantine era it also played a signifant role called the Despotate or Principality of Epirus. Finally it came under the Ottoman Empire which has left its mark all around Epirus but especially in the City of Ioannina!

Sightseeing

Epirus is such a vast area which has many different things which should be seen. From the beaches on the Ionian Shores, to the Mountains and canyons on the mainland or the historical monuments dating back to the Roman Era.

Most important areas to visit are:

  • Parga
  • Sivota
  • Preveza
  • Ioannina
  • Zagoria

Most important attractions are:

  • Nikopolis is situated near the city of Preveza. The first Roman emperor Augustus (then Octavian) founded Nikopolis to commemorate his victory at the decisive battle of Actium over Mark Anthony and Kleopatra on 2 September 31 BCE. Nikopolis actually means the City  of Victory
  • Zagoria comprises many traditional villages, such as Papingo, Skamneli and Monodendri. This region has an amazing scenery full of mountains, canyons little bridges and rivers. The villages are very beautiful with a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Ioannina has a islet on Lake Pamvotis. Passengers are ferried back and forth from the mainland to the island (about a 15-minute ride each way) on small motorboats which run on varying schedules, according to the season.

GRAND SERAI HOTEL IOANNINA

GRAND SERAI HOTEL IOANNINA is a five star hotel situated in the heart of Ioannina and an ideal place for you to explore Epirus region.

GRAND SERAI HOTEL IOANNINA

HOTEL DU LAC IOANNINA

Hotel Du Lac Ioannina is an excellent five star property located on the Pamvotis Lake of Ioannina! We believe that this hotel will be an excellent choice for you to enjoy your holidays in the unspoilt area of Epirus,Greece

HOTEL DU LAC IOANNINA

METROPOLIS HOTEL IOANNINA

A lovely neoclassical building in the heart of the lively city of Ioannina houses the Metropolitan hotel. A hotel since 1934, the establishment has hosted many prominent figures of that era and earned a reputation as the most prestigious hotel in the Balkans.

Featuring elegant accommodation with every attention to detail, rooms offer the discreet luxury of a modern boutique hotel. The charming and vibrant town of Ioannina offers a perfect choice for a visit during any season.

METROPOLIS HOTEL IOANNINA

TWINS VILLAS SIVOTA

Two luxury holiday villas in Sivota a unique are by the shores of the Ionian Sea. Sivota is known as having the most crystal turquoise water in Greece and both these holiday villas will definitely make all your dreams for a luxury villa in one of the nicest parts of Greece come true

TWINS VILLAS SIVOTA

KARVOUNO VILLAS

Three luxurious villas on the beach in Sivota offer elegance, privacy and a stunning location. Set in lush gardens, each with a private pool, Karvounio villas provide top facilities and services to ensure a relaxing stay for couples, families and friends.

KARVOUNO VILLAS