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Guide to Preveza

Preveza is built at the entrance to the Ambracian Gulf. The hundreds of sailing boats that dock in its safe waters lend a cosmopolitan colour to the city. At the same time, the fishermen who moor their boats at the quayside and sell their catch, along the seafront with the traditional buildings, serve to turn the clock back several decades.

The past remains very much alive in the historic centre with its quaint little alleyways, the Saitan Pazar (Devil’s Bazaar) and the Venetian tower with its famous sundial.  Take a stroll through the streets of the town and around the harbour. You can enjoy local products of the Prevezian land, as well local delicacies such as grilled sardines and Ambracian shrimp, accompanied by wine, tsipouro or ouzo in the picturesque little tavernas. Take your holidays in Preveza, during the summer, when the city is turned into a cultural centre with numerous events, while in the winter traditional festivities, such as the carnival, take pride of place.

Historical memory is revived at the archaeological site of Nicopolis, the city founded by Octavian Augustus to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Actium (31 BC) against Anthony and Cleopatra. The walls, conservatory, the necropolis, theatre, stadium, the monument to Augustus, the thermal spring baths, the nymphaion (sanctuary), and early Christian basilicas with outstanding mosaics, have all been preserved. Educational programmes and interesting guided tours are held at the new archaeological museum of Nicopolis.

Take a fascinating tour of Ancient Cassope, with its stunning views over the Ambracian Gulf and Ionian Sea. At Zalongo, 410 steps lead up to the towering rock with its imposing monument commemorating the Souliot women who sacrificed themselves. The castles of Pantocrator, Agios Andreas, Agios Georgios and Riniasa will transport you back to bygone ages. Admire the magnificent monasteries of Agios Dimitrios at Zalongo, Avassos, Lekatsa in the forest of the same name and Profitis Ilias-Agios Ioannis Prodromos at Flamboura. Visit the Leandro Spartiotis Gallery at Agios Thomas and the Folklore Museum at Kamarina Zalongou.

Enjoy swimming and sea sports on the enchanting beaches of Kiani Akti,  Mytikas, Kanali, Kastrosykia, Artolithia, Lygia and Vrachos.  Choose Alonaki Beach and Monolithi Beach in Preveza to relax and have fun.  The sunset over Pantocrator Castle and a cruise in the Ambracian Gulf to see the bottlenose dolphins, are experiences you will never forget. Experience the beauty of nature on the stunning hiking trails through the Lekatsa forest,  along the banks of the river in the forest of Agios Varnavas or along the Acheron Gorge, where the enchanting riverside trail begins at the legendary Gates of Hades.

 

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Epirus manages to be a one-of-a-kind destination: an enviable combination of cultures and traditions, with a natural environment unique in Greece, and it never fails to surprise and delight its visitors. Epirus is located in the north-west corner of Greece and is an ideal travel destination all year round.

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Basilica B of Alkisson

Four basilicas have been identified and partially excavated within the early Christian walls. Basilica B of Alkisson, the cathedral of Nicopolis, is located in the northeastern part of the city, dating back to the mid of the 5th century.

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Castle of Rogoi

The Castle of Rogoi rises on a hill in the area between Nea Kerasounta and Petra. It was built on the ruins of the ancient city of Bouchetion which was a colony of the Eleans. The citadel was first fortified in the 5th century BC and the boulders can be distinguished in the current structure of the castle.

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Basilica A of Doumetios

Within the walls of the early Christian Nicopolis, four basilicas have been identified and partially excavated. Basilica A (Doumetios), which dates back to the 6th century and was dedicated to Agios Dimitrios, is located in the southwestern part of the city. Its construction and decoration were overseen by archbishops Doumetios A and B, according to the inscriptions found on the mosaics of the floor.

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Odeon of Nikopoli

It is a true architectural masterpiece, by some unknown but great architect. It lies in the center of the city, on the western side of the wall, adjacent to the Roman agora. It was used for lectures, literary and musical contests and theatrical performances during the Nea Aktia religious games honouring Apollo.

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Monument of August

This is the monument – a trophy of the battle of Actium, which was erected by Octavian Augustus to commemorate his victory over Antony and Cleopatra. Built in 28 BC over the hill of Michalitsi, in a position with a panoramic view, it towers over the archaeological site. The sources mention that Octavian had set up his headquarters there on the eve of the maritime confrontation.

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New Archaeological Museum of Nicopolis

The building of the new museum is located at the entrance of the town of Preveza. The museum exhibition is exclusively based on the findings of the archaeological site of Nicopolis and not on the collection of a large area, which largely determines the central idea. Therefore, one of the primary factors is the connection of the Exhibition and the Museum with the archaeological site of Nicopolis.

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Cassope

Built on a spacious plateau, on the southern slopes of Zaloggo mountain range, in a naturally fortified and strategic position, it is the balcony of the prefecture of Preveza. It offers a unique view over the Ionian Sea, Amvrakikos Gulf, the island of Lefkada and the Acarnanian coast. Cassope was built in 340 BC but it flourished after the late 3rd century BC. At that time, its population ranged between 8,000 to 10,000 inhabitants.

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Theatre of Nikopoli

It is an impressive building erected in the early 1st century AD, together with other public buildings in the city. It operated mainly during the religious celebration of the Nea Aktia, in honor of Apollo.

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Nekromanteio - Ephyra

The most famous nekromanteio (oracle of the dead) of the ancient Greek world lies near the shores of the Acherousian Lake, where Acheron and Kokkytos, the rivers of Hades, meet.

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Roman Aqueduct of Nikopolis

The aqueduct, 50 km. long, carried the water from the springs of Louros to two cisterns in the Nymphaeum of Nikopolis. It actually consists of three parts, each constucted in a different manner: - a channel with a vaulted, water-proof roof and ventilation shafts - a tunnel quarried out in the Kokkinopelos valley and

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Orraon

Ancient Orraon was founded and fortified between 385 and 370 B.C., when Alketas was the king of the Molossoi or, at the latest, in the second quarter of the 4th century B.C. The settlement was destroyed by the Romans in 167 B.C., was subsequently rebuilt and was finally abandoned by its inhabitants who were obliged to settle in Nicopolis, a city founded by Augustus after his victory in the battle of Actium, in 31 B.C.

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Monastery of Agios Dimitrios

It is located near the bank of Kokytos river, a tributary of Acheron river, at the village of Kypseli. The katholikon was built by the Despot of Epirus, Michael II Doukas, in 1242, as evidenced by a brick inscription on the drum of the southern window of the transverse arch.

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Ziros Lake

Ziros lake, which is at a short distance to the west of Philippiada, is of particular interest. The region is of outstanding natural beauty with rich and diverse fauna and flora. Its total surface is 1.250 decares, 470 of which are covered by the lake, and it is at a height of approx. 60 m above sea-level. Ziros was awarded the status of outstanding natural beauty by the State.

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Acheron River, Travel guide

River Acheron is oftenly related to Greek mythology. The river runs through 64 kilometers and after reaching the plain of Fanari, on the northwestern part of the country, it flows into the Aegean Sea, creating numerous ecosystems and highly scenic areas that favor the growth of many plants and provide habitat to many categories of animals and birds. One of the most important wetland, is the region of its estuary and its marshes, upon the village of Ammoudiaver) and the marshes of Valanidorachi (south of its mouth).

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Louros River

Louros river starts from the eastern side of mountain Tomaros and continues south, between the Mountains of Thesprotia and Xerovouni. Further on its runs through the plain of Filippiada and receives the waters of its tributaries. After a course of 66km it is poured into the Ambracian Gulf. River "Louros" is an integral part of the ecosystem of the Ambracian Gulf and the wider region of Arta.

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Alonaki Beach

Από τα ομορφότερες παραλίες του Ν.Πρέβεζας με κρυστάλλινα διαυγή νερά και ψιλό βότσαλο περιτριγυρισμένη από βράχια σε ένα καταπράσινο τοπίο. Πολύ κοντά βρίσκεται το Νεκρομαντείο.

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Vrachos Beach

Μια από τις εντυπωσιακότερες παραλίες του νομού Πρεβέζης και της Ελλάδα γενικότερα. Ο συνδυασμός με το πράσινο, τη χρυσή άμμος και τα γαλαζοπράσινα νερά, σου αφήνει την καλύτερη εντύπωση και σε προετοιμάζει για μια αξεπέραστη απόδραση .

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Valtos Beach

Valtos is famous for its sandy beach and is justly considered the diamond of Parga. It is the largest beach of Parga, with a coastline approaching 3 km. It is exactly below the impressive rock on which the castle of Parga is built, in the rear part.

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Epirus manages to be a one-of-a-kind destination: an enviable combination of cultures and traditions, with a natural environment unique in Greece, and it never fails to surprise and delight its visitors. Epirus is located in the north-west corner of Greece and is an ideal travel destination all year round.

Camping Kalamitsi
The Captain’s House Class A
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Camping Panorama
  • Camping
  • Ethniki Odos Preveza-Igoumenitsa, Zoni C,Preveza 481 00, Greece
  • Owner : Pan.Dimatas
  • Tel: +30 26820-41513 ,41811
  • Fax: +30 26820-41840
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ANGELIKA TRAVEL (Μpoutikou Aggeliki Κ.) Preveza
  • 21is Oktovriou 41,Preveza
  • Tour Operator
  • Tel: 2682021531
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KOSMAS TOURS (Κosmas Sotirios V.) Preveza
  • Αlexaki Vlachopoulou, Preveza 481 00, Greece
  • Tour Operator
  • Tel: 2682023940
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Avra
  • El.Venizelou,Preveza
  • Class: 2**
  • Owner: Kaksiras Papakostas
  • Tel: 2682021230
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Ourania
  • Irini Avenue 33-37, Preveza 481 00, Greece
  • Class: 1*
  • Owner: Milona Anastasia
  • Tel: 2682027123
  • Web: www.hotelurania.gr/
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Hotel Adonis
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Iraklis
  • Mitikas, Preveza
  • Class: 2**
  • Owner: Tousis Iraklis
  • Tel: 2682042008
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Iliovasilema Hotel
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ZIKAS HOTEL
  • Selefkias,Preveza
  • Class:3***
  • Owner : Ζika Νiki,Christina,Αthina & Κonstantinos Zikas
  • Tel:2682027505
  • enjoy@zikashotel.gr
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POSEIDON HOTEL
  • Kastrosikia, Zaloggo, Preveza
  • Class: 2**
  • Owner: Babos Stavros
  • Tel: 2682051291
  • Email: posidonb@otenet.gr
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Sirios Seaside Hotel
  • Kanali, Zaloggo ,Preveza
  • Class: 2**
  • Owner: Sorodila Εleni & Gourgoulis Μichail & Εlvira
  • Tel: 2682052406
  • info@siriushotel.gr
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Sesa
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Ionian Theoxenia Hotel
  • Paralia Kanali GR 481 00, Preveza
  • Class: 4****
  • Owner: Ntaoulas Christos &Apostolou Euaggelia
  • Tel: 2682051860
  • info@ioniantheoxenia.gr
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Loukas
  • Paralia Vrachos, ligia, Zaloggo
  • Class: 2**
  • Owner: Georgakis Loukas & Konstantinos
  • Tel: 2682056166
  • Email: info@hotelloukas.gr
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Siarbas Hotel
  • Paralia Vrachos, Ligia, Zaloggos
  • Class: 3***
  • Owner: Siarbas Εvaggelos
  • Tel: 2684056035/30-6946018581, 30-6937643172
  • Email: info@siarbashotel.gr
Camping Monolithi
Camping Monolithi

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