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Fetihe Mosque

Place: Ioannina, Greece
Chronology: Beginning of the 19th century in the site of an older one
The existing mosque, from the period of Ali Pasha, was built or is a complete reconstruction of an earlier mosque, which is mentioned in sources as one of the earliest Ottoman mosques of the area, hence its name Fetihe (=of the conquest). It is first mentioned in 1596 and again in 1670 and 1770. The surviving building seems to have been constructed during the time of Ali Pasha and has had later work done on it. With the liberation of the city of Ioannina it became an original part of the hospital and afterwards became a military building until it was handed over to the Ministry of Culture in the 1970. Since then it has been a monument under the protection of the state.
In its present form the mosque consists only of the rectangular prayer room, with a wooden gallery on the west side of its interior, and the mihrab (with a Byzantine inscription) and interior painted decoration are preserved. It is covered by a hemispherical dome and has a minaret on the south west corner. On the west and north sides the floor of the portico which was there still exists.

Plan The mosque nowadays
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Veli Mosque

Place: Ioannina, Greece
Chronology: 18th century on the site of an older 17th century one
According to tradition, the Tsiekour mosque – the later name of the same mosque – was built on the site of the Byzantine church of St. Stephanos. It is first mentioned in sources in the 17th century by the name of Bali mosque, although at the same time the names Bali kethounta mosque or Baliyie mosque were used. It was given its current form, as tradition has it, by the son of Ali pasha, Veli, who had his residence next door. After the liberation it became an army barracks, was handed over to the Ministry of Culture, and afterwards to the Ioannina City Council.
The mosque in the form it survives in today is a characteristic example of a mosque with a small portico. The prayer room consists of the usual square domed room, to the west of which is the closed portico which seems to have been enclosed later, as there is evidence that it was originally open, ending in a series of arches to the west. Its roof consists of three low domes. The base of the low part of the round minaret to the south-west survives. Parts of the marble mihrab are preserved.

Plan The mosque nowadays
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Mosque of Konitsa

Place: Konitsa, Greece
Chronology:16th century
There are very few written sources which indicate the exact date of the mosque. The prevailing opinions put its foundation during the period of Suleiman the Magnificent in 1536 but others present it as the work of Mourat 1st, Vagiazit 1st, Mourat 2nd and Moameth 2nd .
The only surviving mosque in Konitsa survives in ruins. The prayer room has no roof and is defined by three walls of adequate height, although on the NW where the entrance was, there is only a ruined opening. The minaret to the SW survives without a roof to a height of about 15 metres. It has a small mausoleum (tourbe).

The minaret The mosque nowadays