The Clock of Ioannina

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Charitos Kalitsiadis
Nafplio, Greece645 contributions
Family
City’s clock located in the center of town and is a successful mixture of neoclassical, Mediterranean and Oriental style with characteristic fountains covering the four sides. Osman Pasha the Kurd, vali and general commander of Epirus and southern Albania from 1897 to 1905, wanting to celebrate the Jubilee of Sultan Abdul Chamit Khan decided to erect a commemorative tower employing for this purpose Pericles Meliryttous, an architect who used for the construction marble carvers and masons from Konitsa, Kastaniani and Vourbiani. Erected in no time in the center of the square and not on the current location. In the summer of 1922 during a parade to celebrate the victory of the Allies in the First World War the railing clock dismantled so the general commander of Epirus Aristides Stergiadis required from the Mayor of Ioannina G.Ioannidi to be transferred to another location. Under Mayor Vasilios Pyrsinella in 1925 the restoration took place by replacing the broken bell
Written December 29, 2018
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Martin S
Salzburg, Austria54 contributions
Couples
in the middle of the city there is a oase of ... go there and see yourself - it's not a must but on the way you can see how the real Ioannina is - with all the shops an cafes...
Written August 2, 2019
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Sylvia K
The Netherlands16 contributions
Solo
THE meeting point of Ioannina! What a nice place: the greenery around it, the benches, the constant flow of people in the evenings! Love it. You will too, I'm sure.
Written October 1, 2016
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Trek-Always
Alpharetta, GA2,493 contributions
We visits clocks and clock towers everywhere we go. I don't get this one.

We walked a fair way to get there. No signage. Not special. In a nice city park which is the best thing about it.

You can skip this and lose nothing.

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Written November 22, 2019
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Kostis
Ioannina, Greece45 contributions
Solo
This iconic clock stands at the heart of the city since the late Ottoman period. It was built in 1905 as a gift from the city of Ioannina to sultan Abdul Hamid II for the celebration of the thirty years since his accession to the throne. It was designed by local architect Perikles Melirrytos. Originally located a few meters further to the north, it was moved to its existing location in 1925. You will only need a few minutes to explore its whereabouts.
Written September 30, 2016
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greekcypriot2009
Athens, Greece9,354 contributions
Friends
The round area is full of café bars and it is a meeting point for locals and tourists as well.
The Square has a few statues but the clock is one of the typical sights and in a way, a symbol for the city. It dates back a century.
Written May 13, 2016
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Gypsypirate49
Denver, CO111 contributions
Couples
Maybe I am getting jaded by too much traveling in Greece. I have nothing bad at all to say about the lovely clock located in Ioannina. It was very nice. We walked up to it from our hotel. I will say that as nice as it was, it was not something that I would go out of my way for. It was nice as a part of the overall ambience of the town.
Written February 13, 2019
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NomadicTraveller7
Fuerteventura9,973 contributions
Couples
The clock tower may be iconic but it is clearly nothing special. You would not come to Ioannina just to see it and if you missed it you would not have missed much.
Written July 1, 2017
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R_TheReader
Rio de Janeiro, RJ489 contributions
Solo
As a clock tower, there is little to say about it - a regular clock tower, with some touches: a bell on top and inscriptions in arab script.

The thing is: visible from the main road right in the town center, the clock is both a reference and a meeting point. So, much more than a clock, it looks like the symbol of the town.
Written January 9, 2017
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Neda N
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Business
I loved wathing the clock at night.
It was so beautiful and charming.
The lights on the clock were so nice.
Written December 21, 2016
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