Guided tour

Ioannina: Traditional Food and Culture Walking Tour

Activity provider: Epirus Adventures

Ioannina: Traditional Food and Culture Walking Tour

Activity provider: Epirus Adventures

From US$ 152.57 per person

Gear up to discover the culture, gastronomy, and traditions of Epirus and live like a local for a few hours. Embark on a delicious walking tour of Ioannina and taste a selection of local fare.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Eat and drink like an authentic local, at taverns and small family-run shops
  • Take a walk through the Ioannina's Old Town and stop at the Ioannina castle
  • Sip on Greek coffee and a variety of local wines and, tsipouro brandies
  • Learn about how to make Greek pie and syrupy sweets from local producers
  • Step back in time as you see traditional architecture at the Museum of Ali Pasha
Full description

Explore the traditions of Epirus on the guided walking tour of food and culture. Learn about the historic crafts of the area by speaking with true locals and admire the city streets and alleys as you walk. Enter the castle of Ioanna, and try local cheeses, wines, and cold cuts.

The day starts most sweetly, trying the traditional bougatsa recipe of Grandma Maria. The route through the picturesque alleys of the city leads to an old hangout of the city, the Gyali Kafene, full of aromas, where you enjoy some freshly-roasted coffee.

Then, head to the city's historic center, where the city's craftsmen used to be, and meet Mr. Dimitris. He will introduce you to the old folk art of silversmithing and tell the history of silversmithing from the time of the Ottoman Empire.

The next destination is the famous castle of Ioannina. Before entering the castle, visit two friends from Metsovo. They have set up their traditional delicatessen shop and are waiting for you to try their traditional cheeses, cold cuts, and wine that they have been producing for 40 years.

Find yourself in the castle afterward, where you wander the narrow alleys and learn the castle's history, Ali Pasha and Kyra-Frosini.

After a beautiful walk to the castle and its monuments, end up in a small restaurant to cook a traditional pie and try the local flavors of Epirus.

Includes
  • English-speaking driver
  • Bottled water
  • 4 tsipouro brandies
  • Taste 4 wines
  • Food and drink samplings
  • Boat tickets to the Island
  • Umbrellas for rainy weather
  • Liability Insurance
  • Tips
  • Personal shopping
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Vegans
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc). Participants under 18 may also use a school photo ID. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements. Participants who do not comply with these requirements will be denied entry or asked to leave the theater

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Know before you go

  • The total length of the tour is approximate 3,7 km

Product ID: 410557