IOANNINA/ ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES AND MONUMENTS
Traces of early Palaeolithic age communities (20,000 years ago) were discovered at the Kastritsa cave, on the northeastern bank of the Pamvotida. The region was settled until the early iron age. The surviving section of the castle at the top of the hill (giving the locality its name: Kastritsa) belongs to the strong fortification of the end of the classical age, which has been identified by some experts as Tekmona, a city of the Ipirote tribe of the Molossi. Kastritsa was abandoned in the 6th century AD.
* archaeological site, prehistoric cave, acropolis, classical age, Hellenistic period, Byzantium
Archaeological digs recently uncovered the remains of buildings and the large cemetery of an unwalled settlement which was inhabited from the archaic age to the classical age.
* archaeological site, archaic age and classical age
In the Byzantine baths near Soufari Sarai (the restored building of the Ottoman cavalry school where the State Archives are housed, located in Ioannina Castle) archaeological research uncovered ceramics of the Hellenistic age.
*archaeological site, ceramics, Hellenistic age.
At the foothills of Mitsikeli, near the Krya springs, remains of stone constructions and findings (stone and bone tools) are evidence of settlement from the Late Bronze Age to the Iron Age.
* archaeological site, prehistory, settlement, findings