Room facilities:Air Condition, Bar, Gym, Mini bar, Restaurant, Room service, Telephone, TV
The Olympic Hotel invites you to start your acquaintance from the beautiful city Ioannina, a town is famous for its legends and traditions. The warm, friendly atmosphere will ensure you a pleasant stay. The rich infrastructure and excellent facilities rank the Olympic Hotel in the category of “Business & Pleasure”. The friendly environment of the hotel offers “homemade feel”. And of course, whatever your need you will get it immediately.
The Olympic Hotel offers 44 rooms, 8 suites and 2 lofts.
– Fashion Cafe,
– Restaurant Plaza
– Piano Bar & Restaurant
– Conference Hall
– Wireless Internet
– Photocopying, fax and computer.
– Satellite TV
– American Breakfast (Buffet)
– Baby sitting – Hairdresser
– 24 room service
– Rent a car
– Taxi service
– Parking (capacity approximately 200 vehicles with 24-hour monitoring and security)
All rooms have views towards the center of the city’s famous central square and offer great comfort. The luxurious and modern furniture, special designed, convenience of communication is the main feature of a comfortable and pleasant stay.
Facilities: * 24 hours room service, daily maid service *, * mini bar, * telephone * air conditioning, * music, * box, * hair dryer * and cosmetics.
The lobby of hotel Olympic, is always ready to help you during your stay. The Reception, specially designed and professionally trained, allows your photocopy, fax or email, as long as you’re away from your office or home.
– Capacity: 80 seats
– Secretarial Services
– Sound coverage DOLBY SURROUND
– Provision of Video Projector, Laptop, DVD Player
– TV and Video
– You can use it all the 24 hours
The elegance sign of the hotel is its restaurant Plaza.In the area of prevailing warm wood of the walnut, the onyx and granite, while the colorful stained glass windows, large windows and optical fibers, which spread like a velvet floor and roof, attract the eye. Sit on the comfort leather seats, relax and enjoy your coffee, listen to music, watch Non Stop Fashion TV from a huge Video Wall. When the day is gone, the lights dim, then the Piano Bar Restaurant Plaza welcomes you to take you on a culinary tour on the beautiful Mediterranean coast, you will be charmed by the delightful tradition foods of Greece, Italy imagination, creativity France, the flavor of Spain and color Portougalian dishes. The atmosphere will pleased you with the cool sound of piano. The end of the evening is complimented with an extensive wine or malt whiskey and cigars.
The Olympic Hotel is located in the city of Ioannina and refrain from:
– Ioannina Airport 3 km
– University 4 km
– Lake Pamvotis 800 m.
– Cave of Perama 4 km
– Athens, 438 km
– Thessaloniki 370 km
– Port of Igoumenitsa, 372 km
-You can also associate the Olympic Hotel Ioannina with the traditional tavern “Souvlakia tou vounou”
Watch LIVE WEB CAM of the city and lake of Ioannina
- Air Condition
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Ioannina the town of legend, tradition and silver art makers!
Built at the edges of Lake Pamvotis, Ioannina is a beautiful traditional town that combines in a unique way the historical memories with the reality of a contemporary town. The modern buildings and shopping centers coexist with the well preserved buildings of the beautiful old city (around Kastro), the imposing monuments, the picturesque neighbourhoods, the popular-silver art workshops, the pedestrian walkways and the large squares.
Ioannina has a large and thriving academic community which brings a lively and creative dynamism to the city. Daily life in the city is full of intellectual and artistic events. There are also important sports events, mainly held at lake Pamvotida.
Ioannina was liberated from Turkish rule on February 21st 1913, during the 1st Balkan War.
It is located 450 km NW of Athens (via Rio-Antirio) and 370 km SW of Thessaloniki (via Kozani).
The city also enjoys a modern airport at the distance of 4km from the city center with every-day flights to Athens (1 hr) and three flights per week to Salonica (40 min).
Hot tips for romantic couples: The serenity of Lake Pamvotida will weave a powerful spell over you… Like a stunning mirror of outstanding natural beauty, Lake Pamvotida reflects the splendour of the surrounding landscape in its waters. To take in the most breathtaking view of the lake and the city alike you have to reach the village of Ligkiades, on the slopes of Mitsikeli, opposite Ioannina, ideally when the sun sets!
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Zagorohoria or Metsovo.
More about Ioannina
Ioannina is one of the most beautiful cities of Greece. Surrounded by abundant natural beauty and endowed with rich historical evidence, the city flourished through the times becoming an important financial and cultural center; a historic ‘Metropolis of knowledge’ reknown since the times of the great Byzantine Empire. The city, with a population of approximately 100,000 inhabitants, lies in the middle of a plain (600 m altitude), surrounded by mountains.
Must visit: Experience a world where Jewish, Muslims and Christians have been meeting and mixing over the centuries against the breathtaking backdrop of a castle town that evokes the spirit of a distant past. Take a romantic stroll along the Old Town’s picture-perfect neighbourhoods expanding around the Castle and gaze at the well preserved edifices and monuments, the beautiful squares and the folk art workshops that produce the famous Ioannina silverware. As you enter one of the largest castle towns in Greece through its monumental gates, you will encounter two acropolises, “Epano Goulas” with Ashlan Pasha Mosque and Its-Kale Acropolis, where the Fetihe Mosque built by Ali Pasha during the Turkish occupation lies.
Take a small boat and visit the isle of Ioánnina, in the northeastern part of the city’s lake. There, a colourful settlement with traditional buildings and historic monasteries inhabited by 150 people will
embrace all your senses.
Get acquainted with the modern part of the city through walking along the bustling Averof and Aneksartisías streets. In Ioannina there is a plethora of grand mansions that now house museums, libraries and civil services. The art aficionados should definitely pay a visit to the Archaeological, Folk Art, Byzantine and Vrellis Greek History Wax Museums. The museum is located in the village Bizani on the road Ioannina – Athens in a building built according to the standards of traditional architecture.
The exhibits, made in natural size, impressive the visitor for their plasticity and expressiveness. The themes are drawn from modern history, with emphasis on pre-revolutionary period and the Second World War. Let us not forget to mention that the Archaeological Museum is a candidate for the European Museum Award 2012 granted each year by the European Museum Forum (EMF).
Ioannina the center of traditional silver craft: Over the past centuries, the workshops of the city developed and refined their techniques resulting in the famous “Silver of Ioannina” be recognized as the best kind. The principles of Ioannina art begin at about the history of the city of Ioannina. From reports we know that silver worked in Ioannina from the Byzantine Empire as well as Turkish documents show that in 1430 the Silversmiths industry is at its peak. Throughout the course of history are available for the trading and export business product silver from Ioannina technicians in areas such as Belgrade, Venice, Bucharest, Prague, Vienna and even in Skopje and Russia.
Today in Ioannina are about 90 laboratories that continue to produce handmade works of art using traditional techniques such as:
The famous carved vessels
– The carved religious objects such as lamps and pictures.
– The cast objects like spoons and crockery fresh
– The lights cast
– The wire or filigree jewelry and utensils, made entirely of wire twisted into designs, all by hand technique which is known from years before Christ
– The famous Byzantine jewelry and Archaic.
Activities: Follow a romantic biking route around the lake; go rowing or trekking through an exhilarating mountain path starting from Ligkiades and ending at the peak of mountain Mitsikeli.
Taste: Don’t leave unless you have tasted the mouth-watering traditional dessert “yianniotiko” and cinnamon-infused rakí from the local Women’s Association or indulge in sweet-smelling tsípouro together with the locals. On the islet of Ioánnina you certainly have to taste the gastronomic treasures of the lake, like trout and frogs’ legs.
Accommodation: The city boasts an excellent tourist infrastructure! From family run pensions to elegant luxury hotels or city hotels, a variety of lavish sanctuaries will infuse a romantic atmosphere all over you……
Around the city
At Perama, 4 km NW, a very frequented touristy village, famous for its silver craft workshops and its popular-art shops. The imposing cave of Perama was discovered in 1940. This cave is one of the largest in the country and contains rare types of stalactites and stalagmites. The Amfithea area has many popular taverns and entertainment clubs.
At Ligiades, 12.5 km NE, a village built on mount Mitsikeli, with a wonderful view of Ioannina and the lake. You can follow a wonderful trail down to the historical monastery of Dourahani, on the eastern banks of the lake.
At Dodoni, 21 km SW, a famous archaeological site nears the village of Dodonoupoli (Mandres), on the foot of the Tomaros Mountain. The famous oracle of ancient Dodoni, which was a centre of worship for Zeus, was built adjacent to one of the most ancient chthonic sanctums (the Earth was worshiped here since 2600 B.C.). The priestesses interpreted Zeus‘ oracles from the rustle of the sacred oak tree’s leaves and from the pigeons’ flight. The renowned ancient theatre of Dodoni is one of antiquity’s largest, with 55 rows of seats and a capacity of 18,000. The theatre was built in the 3rd century B.C. under Pyrrhus, king of the Molossians, who united the Epirus tribes and brought great prosperity to the region. The theatre was used for hosting cultural events which later stopped to avoid its deterioration. A prefabricated theatre has been set up at the archaeological site in order to host the summer events of “Dodonea”.
Sports & natureIoannina was liberated from Turkish rule on February 21st 1913, during the 1st Balkan War. It is located 450 km NW of Athens (via Rio-Antirio) and 370 km SW of Thessaloniki (via Kozani). The city also enjoys a modern airport at the distance of 4km from the city center with every-day flights to Athens (1 hr) and three flights per week to Salonica (40 min).
Nightlife infoHot tips for romantic couples: The serenity of Lake Pamvotida will weave a powerful spell over you… Like a stunning mirror of outstanding natural beauty, Lake Pamvotida reflects the splendour of the surrounding landscape in its waters. To take in the most breathtaking view of the lake and the city alike you have to reach the village of Ligkiades, on the slopes of Mitsikeli, opposite Ioannina, ideally when the sun sets! Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Zagorohoria or Metsovo.
Culture and history infoHot tips for romantic couples: The serenity of Lake Pamvotida will weave a powerful spell over you… Like a stunning mirror of outstanding natural beauty, Lake Pamvotida reflects the splendour of the surrounding landscape in its waters. To take in the most breathtaking view of the lake and the city alike you have to reach the village of Ligkiades, on the slopes of Mitsikeli, opposite Ioannina, ideally when the sun sets! Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Zagorohoria or Metsovo.