“The Town of John”: founded by Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the 6th century, who placed it under the protection of St. John. Human habitation in the area dates back 38,000 years. Down through the centuries it became a prosperous center trading, notably, with Venice. (“The city was first in arms, money and letters”) It was liberated from the Turks at the end of the Balkan War  and incorporated into the Greek state in 1913. Today it has roughly 100,000 inhabitants, two hospitals and The University of Ioannina. My pictures focus mostly on a mosque from the 1600’s located near where we stayed.