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.
It was founded in 1995 and is housed in a building with influences from the local architectural tradition, which was built in 1958 as a "royal pavilion" by the Greek army, which at that time had under its supervision the entire citadel.
It was created on the initiative of the Society for Epirotic Studies (E.H.M.) and its subsidiary, the Ionian and Adriatic Studies Foundation (I.M.I.A.X.), with the aim of collecting, rescuing and utilizing objects of the Epirotic folk culture.
The primary purpose of creating this hall (11, Arch. Makariou str.), is to inform visitors about the art of silversmithing, the construction materials and the tools used, through five thematic sections.
In 1617-1618, in the area of the north-eastern citadel the religious-educational complex (Kyliye) of Aslan Pasha was built which included the mosque, the Madrassa (seminary) and the Mageiria (hearth).
The building of the Gallery (1, Korai street) was built by the civil engineer Vergiotis for his son-in-law Vasileios Pyrsinellas in 1890. In 1924 Vasileios Pyrsinellas was elected mayor of the city of Ioannina and his term of office was characterized as a period of building reconstruction and various projects. Being a book and arts lover, he owned a large collection of books and works of art. Later, Mr.
In the island of Ioannina, in the hospitable area of the Monastery of Saint Panteleimon, which Ali Pasha had turned into a holiday home, first opened the Museum of the Pre-Revolutionary Period in 1958 thanks to the initiative of enlightened people of Ioannina. The Ali Pasha's and Revolutionary Period Museum, which includes the great collection of Fotis Rapakousis, has been housed in the same space since May 2012.
Kostas Lazarides, born and raised in Koukouli was a botanologist. He collected and recorded 1.300 types of herbs from the surrounding area and the Vikos Gorge.
In the museum, you will see his library full of old and rare books, newspapers, magazines and photos.
The museum is open daily until 15.30 from mid-spring to early January.
It is a life's work of the sculptor Pavlos Vrellis- a graduate of the Athens School of Fine Arts- who created it from scratch. In 1983, at the age of 60, he bought a barren space in Bizani, Ioannina (located in the 12th klm. of the Ioannina-Arta National Road).
According to written sources of the 16th century there was a temple in the same place as early as the 15th century. From this phase, only a fresco with a representation of Supplication, of St. Nikolaos and other saints is preserved on the south wall. Around 1800 the temple was destroyed by a fallen rock.
Member of the network museum of the Cultural Foundation of the Piraeus Bank Group. It is located in the western bastion of the south-eastern citadel (the so called “Its Kale”). It occupies the two levels of the bastion as well as the building of the old Mageiria, adjacent to the latter.
The name "Treasury" is attributed to oral tradition but we don't know if it is related to its original use.
It has a rectangular floor plan and is divided by a colonnade into two elongated spaces. Together with the building that was formed in the church of Agioi Anargyroi, it belonged to the west transept of the Ali Pasha's Saray.