Lake of Ioannina

« Pamvotida »

Nature in Ioannina, Epirus

An absolute trademark that composes the distinctive landscape of this beautiful city of Epirus.

Pamvotis is the official name of the lake from ancient times, although today, it is most commonly referred to as the "Lake of Ioannina".

The lake's surface is 470 meters above sea level and its maximum depth reaches 11 meters in some places. While the water of the lake comes from springs on mountain Mitsikeli. Recherches show that the level of the water had many fluctuations during the last 10.000 years. Today the shores are full of trees and the lake creates a unique eco-system in the region, with many different species of plants and animals.

For those who like delicious food, the area is well-known for the fish, the eels, the crayfish as well as for the fried frog legs. The lake hosts a fish hatchery from which lakes and rivers of Greece are supplied with broodstock.

Visitors of Ioannina shouldn’t miss the opportunity to walk next to the lake or sit in one of the cafeterias and enjoying the coffee and the view! Another attraction related to the lake is the small island, where Ali Pasha used to live until his murder in 1822.

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Last Update: 26 Feb 2021
address Lake Pamvotida. Ioannina, Greece
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