Igoumenitsa (Greece)

Igoumenitsa, coastal city in northwestern Greece, is the capital of the regional unit of Thesprotia and 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.

The 2011 census recorded 25,814 inhabitants for the wider Municipality, of which 9,820 in the municipal unit of Igoumenitsa proper.


District Thesprotia,

Region Epirus

northwestern Greece

Area:428.4 km2

maritime, transport, services,

agriculture and tourism


Igoumenitsa was the Winner of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2017 for smaller municipalities. Municipality is working to increase mixed modality in and beyond its suburban areas, including the small towns surrounding the city. With new bus rutes and an easy access bike-sharing scheme, behavioural change is strongly encouraged in favour of cycling and public transport.

The city is built on easternmost end of the Gulf of Igoumenitsa in the Ionian Sea. The 670 km long Egnatia Highway, which serves northern Greece, terminates at Igoumenitsa, making it a popular starting point for tourists coming from Europe and ending point for trucks from Turkey. The city itself is built on the slopes of a forested mountain and expands perimetrically around the gulf. The nearby Drepanos Beach is one of the longest sand beaches in the region, with a length of over 7 kilometers.

Igoumenitsa features two ports. The Old Port and the New Port, which is the second busiest passenger port of Greece.



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