Igoumenitsa, Greece Cruise Port

Cruising to Igoumenitsa, Greece is a delightful mixture of ancient and modern. This coastal city in the northwest is also the capital of the regional unit Thesprotia, with the Ionian Sea sparkling on the west. The city's ancient name was Titani (also known as (Gitani, Gitana, and Goumani); it was an extremely important port around the 4th century B.C. Once protected by gated walls, part of them – along with a tower and small theater – are still visible. Destroyed and then annexed by the Roman Empire, the town subsequently experienced multiple changes of government. Liberated from Ottoman rule during the Balkan wars in 1913, it was given it was given its current name of Igoumenitsa in 1938. With beaches, pine-covered hills, archaeological sites, and fresh seafood, Igoumenitsa is a port that should delight anyone stepping on its shores. Here some of our favorite experiences for the cruise port of Igoumenitsa, Greece:
 
  • What's a seaport without a beach? One of the most popular here is Drepano, not terribly far outside of town (about three miles). Covered in fine, white sand and highlighted with eucalyptus bushes, it's also a great spot for water sports such as diving, snorkeling, and surfing.
     
  • If you trek to the top of the hill overlooking the city, you'll find the ruins of a Turkish Fortress, built in quadrangle style (a popular architectural feature for this type of structure) to defend against pirate attacks.
     
  • To see more of nature, follow one of the scenic trails by foot or bike; horseback riding is also a popular pastime to get an even better view of all of the wonders surrounding the city.
     
  • If time allows, you can hop the ferry that runs year round and explore nearby Corfu for a little more sightseeing around Greece. Many of the other Ionian Islands also connect via ferry with Igoumenitsa, such as Ithaka, Kefalonia, Lefkada, and so on.
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