10 Facts About Igoumenitsa


Igoumenitsa is a coastal city in northwestern Greece.

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Igoumenitsa is the chief port of Thesprotia and Epirus, and one of the largest passenger ports of Greece, connecting northwestern Mainland Greece with the Ionian Islands and Italy.

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Igoumenitsa is known for being surrounded by several forests and for its blue waters.

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Igoumenitsa is known by various names in different time periods.

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Igoumenitsa was burnt by the Italian Fascist army in November 1940.

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Present municipality Igoumenitsa was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 5 former municipalities, that became municipal units :.

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Patras, Greece to Brindisi, Italy car–ferry ships of the Hellenic Mediterranean Lines stop at Igoumenitsa, before crossing the Adriatic Sea and vice versa, as well as the ships of Superfast Ferries, ANEK Lines and several other shipping companies, before going to Ancona, Bari or Venice in Italy, and vice versa.

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Igoumenitsa's population grew rapidly in recent years, as result of the increased traffic in the region because of the New Port.

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Igoumenitsa is known for its green forests and blue crystal waters, and attracts many local tourists from the nearby regions, and especially from Italy.

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Archaeological museum of Igoumenitsa was opened in 2009 and is located on the north side, next to the Fire Department of the city.

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