Geographical position, climate
Ioannina is the capital of Epirus and is located on the
north west part of the country on altitude of 480m, the
city has been built on the west coast of Pamvotida lake.
Its distance from Athens is 466Km via Rio and 533Km via
Trikala-Metsovo. Its distance from Patras is 261Km, from
Igoumenitsa 104Km and 65Km from the Albanian border. Regular
plane and bus schedules link Ioannina to Athens.The biggest
part of Ioannina is surrounded by large mountains with very
high peaks from which very long rivers are fed. Between
them there are small and large valleys which, including
plant and animal wildlife, form together a landscape of
wild beuty, a real treasure for Epirus.
The basin of Ioannina is the greatest flat extent of Epirus
and divides the prefecture in two parts north and south
of it but it also unites mideuropean and mediterranean geographical
and other environmental elements , although there are many
specialties of the climate and flora and fauna. This zone
combines the warm mediterranean with the rainy and cold
mideuropean climate. Intense rain in the winter and rainstorms
in the summer. The snowfalls were severe the years before,
but the last years we have much more sunshine and less snow.