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Konitsa

The Town of Konitsa

The Town of Konitsa

Welcome to Konitsa!

Built on the slope of Trapezitsa Mountain, which, from a distance, provides exasperating visual experience, is Konitsa. The two biggest rivers of Epirus, Aoos and Voidomatis, meet each other near Konitsa and together with the river Sarantaporos, they flow towards the Adriatic Sea.

In 1453, Konitsa came under the Turkish rule and was liberated in 1913. During Ali Pashas occupation, Konitsa presented economic development as it became the transit center to Balkans and Europe. In regards to the origins of it's name, there are various assumptions made known by the locals. According to tradition, the town of Konitsa is built on the ancient Konissos. The historian from Epirus, P. Aravantinos, advises that the name of the area comes from the name of the ancient town Knossos that was gradually developed into Konitsa. Another opinion is that the name comes from the Slavic name, Konitza, which means horses place. Legend also states that the nobleman Koni had built a castle whose ruins lie above the chapel of St.Varvara. So, the town may have taken its name by this nobleman.


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Gerakofolia

Gerakofolia is a family owned self-catering complex offering comfortable accommodation and stunning views of the surrounding area. For the convenience of its guests, the family has a restaurant on the premises and their own parking area.

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Category: Self Catering
Location: Epirus (Mainland Region) | Ioannina (Prefecture) | Konitsa
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Hotel Kougias

The hotel was created 1996 and is family owned and operated. The family also has several farms and produces its own fine wines and raki, all of which can be tasted at the hotel.

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Category: 3-Star Hotels
Location: Epirus (Mainland Region) | Ioannina (Prefecture) | Konitsa
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Konitsa Bridge

Konitsa Bridge
Konitsa Panagia Monestry

Konitsa Panagia Monestry
Trapezitsa Spectacular Views

Trapezitsa Spectacular Views
Konitsa Early Morning

Konitsa Early Morning
Konitsa Marmelodia Treats

Konitsa Marmelodia Treats
Konitsa Stone Bridge

Konitsa Stone Bridge
X-treme Sports near Konitsa

X-treme Sports near Konitsa