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Dodoni

The municipality of Dodoni covers an area of 658,880 acres and a population of 10,130 inhabitants. Dodoni is a cultural and touristic centre in the Epirus Region of with many assets among which the ancient theatre of Dodoni, one of the biggest in Greece.

The municipality of Dodoni is one of the eight municipalities of the prefecture of Ioannina, located southwest of the city of Ioannina. Dodoni’s monuments, archaeological sites, museums, churches, mountain and riverside trails attract tourists.  

The region's economy is based primarily on agriculture and the stock farming sector. In recent years, agrotourism has developed and shelters along with restaurants have been created. A small part of the population produces and trades local products such as honey.

A trademark for the municipality of Dodoni is its archaeological site, one of the most important in Greece. This is where the Oracle was, which is, according to Aristotle, the cradle of Greek civilization.

Within the URBACT implementation network INT-HERIT working on heritage strategies in small and medium-sized European cities, the municipality of Dodoni  aims at balancing the display of cultural resources and at promoting and upgrading cultural tourism in a sustainable way.

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