|The official 2015 blister of the Hellenic Republic is dedicated to “Epirus” and includes all 8 euro coins (1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents and 1, 2 euros).
Epirus is a geographical and historical region in southeastern Europe, now shared between Greece and Albania. It lies between the Pindus Mountains and the Ionian Sea, stretching from the Bay of Vlorë and the Acroceraunian mountains in the north to the Ambracian Gulf and the ruined Roman city of Nicopolis in the south.The largest city in Epirus is Ioannina, seat of the region of Epirus.
The name Epirus is derived from the Greek Ḗpeiros meaning "mainland" or terra firma and was originally applied to the mainland opposite Corfu and the Ionian islands. The Albanian name for the region is Epiri, deriving from the Greek.
Issue date: 22 June 2015.