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Igoumenitsa is the capital of the prefecture of Thesprotia. It is a coastal town with 15,000 inhabitants located 480 km from Athens and 470 km from Thessaloniki. Its port is a hub of communication both with the ports of Greece and the Adriatic.

It is an important sea gate of the country to Europe. From Igoumenitsa, one can travel to Paxos, Corfu and Patras, as well as to the Italian ports such as Bari, Brindisi, Venice and Ancona. As a transit center, the city is continually expanding and will undergo further development with the completion of the Egnatia Highway linking Epiros with Thrace.