About Konitsa - for nature lovers
Konitsa is a village carved into the hillside around 60km north of Ioannina.The architecture is typically Epirot with stone buildings and stone bridges -these have been around for hundreds of years and were vital for communication between villages.
During Ottoman rule Konitsa's trade flourished as it was given special treatment, the village being the ancestral home of the mother of Ali Pasha. Several Ottoman buildings still remain today, mainly mansions as well as a mosque built in 1536 by Suleiman the Magnificent. You can also visit museums, libraries, churches and monasteries, dating back several centuries.
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