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Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. On the east, Europe is divided from Asia by the water divide of the Ural Mountains and by the Caspian Sea. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area and third-largest continent after Asia and Africa in population.

Ioannina is a municipality of Epirus, north-western Greece. It is located 450 kilometers northwest of Athens, 350 kilometers southwest of Thessaloniki and 100 kilometers east of the port of Igoumenitsa in the Ionian Sea. In 2001, the population of the city was 70,203 and an area of 46.6 square kilometers. One of the most famous attractions of Ioannina is the islet on Lake Pamvotis. Passengers are ferried back and forth from the mainland to the island on small motorboats which run on varying schedules, according to the season.

Ioannina is served by Ioannina National Airport. The Via Egnatia highway passes by Ioannina. It links Igoumenitsa with the Turkish border. Ioannina is well known for the production of feta cheese. The city is also famous for its spring water Zagori which is sold over much of Greece. It is an attractive city with natural beauty and historical places, while traveling in Europe.

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