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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 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, mountains 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 that 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 ancient Oracle of Dodoni was, which was characterized by Aristotle as the cradle of Greek civilization.

For the years 2016-2019 the Municipality of Dodoni was part of the URBACT implementation network INT-HERIT which was working on heritage strategies in small and medium-sized European cities. Through this network, the municipality of Dodoni aimed at balancing the display of cultural resources and at promoting and upgrading cultural tourism in a sustainable way.

Nowadays, the Municipality of Dodoni is, for one more time, part of the URBACT Programme and the IoTXchange network which is committed to the design of digitalization plans based on Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Through this project, the Municipality of Dodoni aims at increasing the quality of life for its citizens and moving towards a new era of sustainable and competitive digital transformation.

 

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