The Clock of Ioannina
The Clock of Ioannina
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Charitos Kalitsiadis
Nafplio, Greece807 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • 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, Austria52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • 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 Netherlands15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • 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, GA2,525 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
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, Greece46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • 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, Greece8,982 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • 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, CO110 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • 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
Fuerteventura11,780 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • 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, RJ504 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • 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
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • 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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