Dodona Amphitheater
We had passed the city of Ioannina on the way to the Vikos Gorge and from the outskirts it didn't really appeal, however after reading the Lonely Planet we decided to stay overnight on the way back through.

The city is on the shores of Lake Pamvotis which almost looked tidal as the wind was wipping up some pretty impressive waves onto the shores.  The city itself is surrounded by a wall and the inner citidel contains a Mosque and the Byzantine Museum. We spent a couple of hours walking around trying to stay away from the countless restaurants offering some pretty meaty dishes since we had just made use of the towns large Lidl and we are trying to keep costs down while in Greece. While we were able to Wild Camp with ease in our 6m panel van, a 8m French Rapido decided to join us and drive in forwards rather then throwing is overhang over the grass behind, he seemed to sleep soundly enough though!



The following day we visited the nearby Dodona which is the oldest amphitheater dating back to 1000BC - older then the more touristy Delphi and only €2 each to get in! It was deserted and stone masons were well underway restoring some of its aging steps which made photography difficult. See if you can spot the marquee in the panorama below!



Ioannina GPS: (39.66891, 20.86053) - Carpark opposite fort by the lake, 5 minute walk to center.

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