Once here, you will find yourself having many day trip opportunities to nearby historical sites, natural beauty spots, and boat tours to islands.

An overview of a part of the port of Igoumenitsa.
photo: Evmeos / CC BY-SA 3.0

Igoumenitsa Day Trips


Parga is on the Greek mainland but with its promenades, the Venetian castle, and plenty of charming beaches, it could also be an island.


A green yet busy island with tons of historical sites and a magnificent Venetian town, Corfu has it all. Beach life, scenic drives, and history.


This small colorful town is the «Caribbean of Greece» due to its pristine beaches with turquoise waters, glowing sunsets, and relaxed atmosphere.



Picturesque village on a bay of the Ionian sea, well-known as a safe natural port. It usually has sunsets with glowing colors.

A pedestrian street with shops, boutiques, and cafeés in the commercial center of Paramythia.
distant ≈ 30.7km



Small town with approximately 2500 inhabitants. Paramythia has a rich history as a commercial and cultural center of broader Thesprotia.

Igoumenitsa Attractions

A photo showing the paved seafront promenade of Igoumenitsa and the sea.
photo: Evmeos / CC BY-SA 3.0

Promenade & Marina of Igoumenitsa

A modern promenade by the sea with good food and drink options. It makes waiting for a boat to Corfu or Italy more pleasant.


Archeological Site of Ancient Gitana

The remains of ancient Gitana, the region's capital around 330BC. It's not as difficult to find and the way is filled with beauty.

A part of the walls and fortification of the Ali Pasha Castle at Anthousa village near Parga.
distant ≈ 32.9km

Ali Pasha Castle


The Ottoman governor Ali Pasha built this fortification in 1814 to tighten his grip on rebellious Parga. Fantastic views and photo opportunities.

Igoumenitsa Why visit?

  • For most travellers, it's just a transit city to Corfu and Italy.
  • Starting point of Egnatia Motorway.
  • Close to ancient Gitanae and pristine natural beauty.

Igoumenitsa Things to Do

A picture of the Paganion Monastery at Paramythia Thesprotia with brown stone and many arches.
distant ≈ 27.7km

Paganion Monastery

Paramythia Thesprotia

Built in 1652, it is located around 20km from the Paramythia town, in a dense green area. Offers amazing views and moments of tranquility.

An overview of the Kalodiki Swamp full of water lilies among the surrounding mountains.
distant ≈ 35.4km

Watching Area of Kalodiki Swamp

The Kalodiki wetland is rich with flora and wildlife - many bird species, and coypus, cute little rodents that feed and play in the water.

Igoumenitsa Museums


Archaeological Museum of Igoumenitsa

The Archaeological Museum of Igoumenitsa exhibits local history starting 100.000 years ago to the 17th century, also with video presentations.