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Preveza

Information about Preveza

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Short Description
Preveza    At a distance of 6 km north to the capital lies off the archaeological site of Nikopolis (Nicopolis), a site inscribed at the World Heritage List. The ancient citywas founded by the Caesar Octavious (Augustus) after his victory in Actium naval battle. The roman Walls, the Odium, the theatre, the Byzantine Walls and the Basilicas are some of the edifices one may see. The finds excavated at this area are exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Nikopolis.

Another site of great archaeological importance is the Oracle of the Dead (Nekromanteion), that has been uncovered some 40 km northwest to the capital and near the Mesopotamos village. It was built at the banks of the Acheron river, which was leading the souls to the underworld. At that site priests and believers were performing rituals in order to communicate with the souls, aiming at receiving advice and guidance. Today, remnants of the sanctuary, of the rooms and corridors can be seen.

preveza beaches Parga town, located 60 km approximately northwest to the capital, is unquestionably one of the most scenic towns of the prefecture. Embraced by green hills and overlooking to the Ionian Sea it offers a unique combination. Red tiled charming houses and charming hotels painted in pale hues, narrow paved streets and steep winding alleys numerous small shops of any king in each street and a wonderful pedestrian promenade are part of its enchanting and romantic atmosphere.

During the summer months, Parga bustles with life and especially close to the 15th of August, (when the Assumption of Virgin Mary is celebrated), since a great festival is held, famous throughout Greece for its spectacular fireworks.

On the top of the hill, and surrounded by cypress trees stands the 14th -century Castle, a magnificent edifice built by the Normans. It was reconstructed in later centuries by the Venetians and today it offers a beautiful view to the town and to the tiny Panagia islet in which a small church is found. In his walls an elegant coffee- shop is found that at night turns to a fine jazz bar. A splendid view one may also enjoy by the Castle of Anthoussa which crowns the hill at the homonymous site.

Furthermore, Parga is also known for its well-organized beaches; the one at the centre of the town, the Valtos beach a long-stretched sandy one and the nearby Lichnos beach with blue-deep waters that is surrounded by a verdant scenery.

preveza historyFrom Parga there are daily-excursion boats to the delightful verdant islets of Paxoi-Antipaxoi ; an excursion you shouldn't miss since you will have the chance to see amazing sea caves and to swim in pristine beaches of emerald clear waters.

Phillipiada (Fillipiada), located some 40 km northeast to the capital, is a modern town, known also as the ''city of storks'' since each summer a great number of them find shelter there. The town itself presents a beautiful picture with its picturesque squares; its impressive byzantine churches with most famed the one of Agios Vissarionas and of Pantanassa. Besides its quaintness, Phillipiada is known for the Lake of Zirou; an wonderful lake embraced by a stunning lush scenery.

how to get there
The prefecture has it own airport that is linked via regular flights with the Athens International Airport.
It is also linked via regular bus itineraries with Athens and Thessaloniki.

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