Archaeological Museum of Ioannina

In the heart of the city of Ioannina, at Litharitsia Park (6, 25th March Square), lies the Metropolitan Museum for the Epirus Antiquities. It showcases a multitude of important cultural artifacts from prehistoric times up to the fall of the Roman rule (4th century AD). Through a variety of finds- such as tools, equipment, weapons, jewellery, coins, architectural fragments, inscriptions – are unfolded aspects of daily life the economy and social organization in camps, villages and towns/citadels. At varius points in time, hunters, farmers and stockbreeders, merchants, sailors, craftsmen, artists, kings, officials, warriors were active in these scattered settlements of the mountainous hinterland and the coastal zone.

The evolution of the famous Dodona Sanctuary, which was also the administrative centre of the federations of the ancient Epirotes, is narrated in a separate hall. The offerings and the anxious questions - engraved on small lead tablets - addressed by the pilgrims to the Oracle of Zeus, indicate its radiance throughout the ancient world.

The Museum building, designed by the architect Aris Konstantinidis, is an important sight, as it portrays an outstanding example of the 1960s Greek modernism.

Information

Information

Address: 6, 25th Martiou Square
Telephone: +30 26510-01089
Website: www.amio.gr & odysseus.culture.gr
Email: efaioa@culture.gr
Opening hours: Daily 08: 30-16: 00 except Tuesday and holidays.
Ticket prices: November 1st to March 31st: 3 euros and April 1st to October 31st: 6 euros and 3 euros reduced price

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The Museum of Silversmithing

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Paul Vrellis Greek History Museum

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Museum of Ali Pasha and Revolutionary Period

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Byzantine Museum of Ioannina

Byzantine Museum of Ioannina

Municipal Ethnographic Museum of Ioannina

Municipal Ethnographic Museum of Ioannina