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In the castle grounds this is so different to other structures and ruins that are left. A great... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2018
Greg F
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Nambucca Heads, Australia
Worth seeing when visiting the museums within the castle walls

It is worth seeing but if you only have time to visit one mosque while within the castle walls... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2017
SuzanneGrecophile
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San Francisco, California
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Ioannina Castle, Ioannina 452 21, Greece
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Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

Probably the best views overlooking Lake Pamvotis and the surrounding countryside can be had from this vantage point. The mosque itself is attractive and harkens back to a time long ago. Be sure to visit Ali Pasha’s grave located just beside the mosque (see the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

The castle area was very peaceful at that time of the year. There is a lot of history and all the buildings are interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alexandra006
Reviewed September 5, 2018

.......but if you made a special visit you'd be disappointed. Some interesting carvings and decorations, but not much more.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lawdylawdy
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The historical importance of this Mosque is intriguing and it is worth a quick visit when in the area. The views across the lake from here are beautiful.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank suesamara
Reviewed July 8, 2018

The mosque' s name (Fethyie Camii) means "The Mosque of the Conquest" and is built on the site of a pre-existing Byzantine church (probably of the Byzantine cathedral of the city). The first mosque, one without a minaret, appeared in the place of the church...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Kostis K
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Must do monument. Given that it is next to other museums one should definetely go. It is just 10 mins walk from city center.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Andreas L
Reviewed April 24, 2018

In the castle grounds this is so different to other structures and ruins that are left. A great picture moment with snow capped peaks in the background.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Greg F
Reviewed November 4, 2017

It is worth seeing but if you only have time to visit one mosque while within the castle walls, visit the Municipal (also called Demotica) Museum at the opposite end of the castle. Both are worth seeing if you have time, although there is little...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank SuzanneGrecophile
Reviewed October 8, 2017

The Mosque is situated inside the castle grounds. This is the only building that is intact. The castle is mainly in ruins.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sonomujo
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Named by Ali Pasha as the Conquest Mosque, architecture of the mosque is unique however not much information is provided in English compared to Greek.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank MFD_1980
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