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Preveza & Parga

Some secrets really are worth keeping. Clean beaches, crystalline waters, verdant forests and intriguing ancient sites are only a few of the myriad reasons why a small but growing number of selective travellers are keeping their lips sealed when it comes to the prefecture of Preveza.

During Archaic times however, it was no secret that the region was widely known to contain the entrance to the underworld, Hades. People came from all over Greece to visit the ‘Nekromanteio’ or ‘Oracle of the dead’ in order to communicate with the deceased. Today visitors can travel up the same river said to be used by Charos to ferry the dead to Hades. It eventually leads to the site of the oracle and travellers can see what is left of the ruins and descend into the underground chambers to get a glimpse of what people in antiquity perceived to be the gates of hell.

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For travellers looking for a way to get their heart pumping amongst the living, the Achertontas River offers one of the best white water rafting and kayaking scenes in the country. Birdwatchers and nature lovers will also enjoy the wetlands of the Acherontas river delta, which is home to a spectacular array of wildlife and flora, many of which are rare or endangered. Nature enthusiasts can also spot over 290 species of birds within various wetlands of the Ambracian or Amvrakikos Gulf. The region’s large number of rivers, gulfs and wetlands welcome thousands of migrating birds each year.

Preveza is also an important stop for the multitudes of travellers heading southward towards the Peloponnese or the Ionian island of Lefkada. It is home to the country’s only underwater tunnel which links the city to the small village of Aktio on the south shore of the Amvrakikos Gulf. Unfortunately unlike the birds, most tourists don’t take the time to stay and enjoy the simple pleasures Preveza has to offer.

Aside from being a key port along the Ionian coast, the city of Preveza also lies at the mouth of the Gulf, making it seem as though it’s surrounded by water. This is probably why so many visitors claim that walking along the picturesque harbour and narrow alleys of the city gives you the impression that you’re on an island. Venture further into the city and you’ll encounter vibrant examples of Venetian and Ottoman architecture, demonstrating how the city has succeeded beautifully in preserving its mixed heritage without losing its Greek identity.

One aspect that’s undeniably Greek is the cuisine. As is the custom throughout Epirus, Preveza serves up some of the best pitas in the country. Here the women prepare these succulent pies the traditional way, taking hours to roll handmade dough into paper thin sheets. It’s a long, tedious process but without which that golden flaky crust just wouldn’t be the same. Filled with anything from apple to zucchini makes it unlikely that you’ll ever taste them all (though there’s no harm in trying!). Pitas may be a top culinary choice among the locals, but there’s no denying that fish and other seafood dishes take centre stage on the tables throughout Preveza.

Blessed with ample fishing grounds in both the Ionian Sea and the Amvrakikos Gulf as well as a lucrative fish farming industry, Preveza takes its seafood seriously. So much so, that it has been hosting the annual Sardine Festival around August since 1975, with attendees numbering over 15,000 in recent years. Though it may sound quirky, it’s one of the best times to visit the city if you truly want to experience the local culture. However, no matter what time of year you visit, the residents of the area will be sure to make you feel welcome. Travellers have named the exceptional hospitality of the locals as one of the reasons they continue to vacation here year after year.

The city of Preveza is the capital of the region, but everyone knows that the jewel in its crown is the small seaside resort of Parga. Situated along the Ionian Sea in the north-western corner of the prefecture, this unassuming fishing village has been a beloved tourist getaway since the 60s. In fact, it was here that one of the first Club Med complexes was built. Over the years, the town has gone from hidden hideaway to burgeoning summer hot-spot among travellers in-the-know. Its popularity among German, Italian, and Scandinavian visitors gives it a somewhat cosmopolitan air, though its faithful tourist following of Greeks has allowed Parga to remain true to its Hellenic identity.

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Today, most of the bathing takes place right below the castle along the popular Lichnos beach. It’s a lively place to enjoy a swim, but veteran visitors know that the best beaches around Parga are just outside the city. Numerous small coves of emerald water entice swimmers willing to venture beyond the town in order to discover them.

If the bars and beaches of Parga leave you seeking some peace and quiet, head eastward towards the Lake of Ziros just 5 kilometres west of the village of Fillipiada. Thick forests, beautiful wild flowers and snow-capped mountains provide the backdrop to some of the best hiking and mountaineering routes in the Preveza Prefecture. Another wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of the lake is by canoe, which is a popular endeavour here.

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A great place to end a visit to Preveza is the settlement of Anogeion tucked in the Northeast corner of the region. The quaint village literally sits at the top of the prefecture and offers a panoramic view of the entire region. Those who visit during the winter and early spring may find themselves in a snow-filled winter wonderland, thanks to its altitude and the generally cool climate it enjoys. The area is also home to several hot springs known to treat ailments such as rheumatoid arthritis and various dermatological problems. Not far from Anogeion are the Cave of Markos Botsari (a prominent fighter in the Greek War of Independence) and the archaeological site of Orraon, both of which are worthwhile stops on the map of any inquisitive traveller.

Don’t be one of the many who miss out on this land of emerald coves, winding rivers, thick forests and diverse nature. Like the thousands of migrating birds which stop here, those who make the effort to discover Preveza’s many hidden charms will find themselves making a journey to the region year after year.

 

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Location - Preveza & Parga

Alonaki Prevezas

If you’re looking to mingle, the sandy beach of Alonaki is the place to be during the warm months. It’s the first beach along the Ionian coast from the west side of the peninsula and close to both the city and the site of Nikopolis.Backed by hotels and tavernas, there are several sections that offer sun beds and umbrellas. Changing rooms and showers are also available, as are concession stands and beach bars. Being a mere 2 kilometres from the city centre means that the place can get crowded quickly, so if you’re looking for some relaxation its best to head out in the morning.

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Kiani Akti

The beaches of Kiani Akti or “blue coast” stretch along the tip of the peninsula on which the city of Preveza is located. Despite its close proximity to the port (5klm), the area is surprisingly serene in many areas. The coast is made up of several small beaches, some sandy, others rocky. The water is shallow and the trees behind the beach provide a welcome breeze in summer. You can arrive by boat, on foot or by bus and parking is available for those with their own vehicle. Showers and snack bars are also available throughout.

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Piso Krioneri

Just around the coast from Krioneri lies it’s quieter version. It’s shallower and calmer her, though there are amenities such as snack bars and umbrellas and sun loungers. The small church of Agios Athanasios stands at the top of the ridge overlooking the beach.

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Acherontas River

The Acheron River Delta is included in the Natura 2000 program and is an area frequented by more than 100 different species of birds. It’s a wonderful place to encounter the natural habitat of these creatures, and if you’re lucky enough, you’ll spot one of the many raptors such as spotted eagles and hawks that frequent river banks.

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Amvrakikos Gulf

As the largest wetlands area in Greece, the Amvrakikos or Ambracian Gulf supports a diverse eco-system that supports over 290 different species of birds, 75 of which are considered endangered. While several of these live year-round within the marshes of the gulf, the majority spend their winters here or come to mate and raise their offspring.

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Kalodiki Marsh

This incredible marsh lies in the northernmost section of the prefecture and spills into part of neighbouring Ioannina region as well. Despite the fact that it occupies a space between 100 -150 meters (depending on which season it is) the Kalodiki Marsh is an invaluable ecosystem with over 300 types of plants, 120 species of birds, 20 different mammals, 11 reptiles, 5 kinds of amphibians and several fish species. Kalodiki Marsh is part of the Natura 2000 initiative designed to protect such important ecological environments. The marsh presents an excellent stage for bird watching in an area that contains undeniable beauty. Observers have the opportunity of witnessing Night Herons, Black Herons, Golden Eagles, Vultures, Little Grebes, wild ducks, turtle doves, blackbirds, magpies and starlings.

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Lake Ziros

The incredible beauty of Lake Ziros is an ideal backdrop for bird watching throughout the area. The large variety of plants, fish and small animals provide an ecosystem which supports a large and diverse population of birds. Throughout the year, spectators may encounter Little Grebes, Night Herons, Cormorants, Gulls and many more species that nest and feed throughout the lake.

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Louros River

Due to the pollution of the Louros River, fewer and fewer birds have been seen here in recent years. Despite this fact, this river is still a great place to observe species such as Dalmatian Pelicans, Spoonbills, ducks, and black-winged stilts.

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Strongyli Observatory

Situated on a small hill within walking distance of the eponymous village, the observatory features a telescope allowing visitors to spot one of the many species of birds in the area. Common species here include the Sardinian and sub-alpine Warbler as well as the Roufus Bush Robin. Larger raptors such as the Lesser Spotted Eagle and Marsh Harrier are seen less frequently.

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Preveza’s natural beauty and mild climate are ideal for campers, though outside of the summer, come prepared for the possibility of rain. The region offers a wide selection of campsites throughout, most of which can be found near the sea or rivers.

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Preveza prefecture is one of the most suitable and enjoyable places to explore by canoe. Due to its beauty and tranquillity, Lake Ziros is a top destination for avid canoers. It can also be a great way to get up and close and personal with the birds and other creatures in the Amvrakikos Gulf. For those who enjoy trills, the Acherontas River offers a faster pace. There are many places along the sea near Parga to canoe, including the beaches of Lichnos and Valtos. Due to the pollution of the Louros River, canoeing and other forms of navigation here are unfortunately forbidden.

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Parga

There are numerous shops around Parga that rent kayaks and kayaking equipment. Some of the most popular places to kayak are the beaches of Lichnos and Krioneri. Assuming the waves aren’t too high, a trip along the coast from Parga northward is an excellent way to discover all of the small coves and hidden beaches in the area.

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With the Ionian Sea to its south and west and the Gulf of Amvrakikos its east, it should be no surprise that seafood is one of the main staples of the regional diet. Red Snapper, Sea Bream, and Red Mullet are some of the most common fish. Shrimp and Eel are other popular food staples in Preveza, which boasts some of the best Gabari shrimp in the country. Preveza is also famed for its scrumptious hand-made pitas with numerous fillings and onion pie (known as Blatsara) is one of the most popular, along with a sort of mushy cheese pie. The regional delicacy Avgotaraho (dried and salted fish roe) is also produced here, and prices can fetch up 600 Euros per kilo. Preveza is also known throughout the country for its cucumbers and tomatoes which are available just about everywhere in Greece. Some popular dishes served in the region include chicken with red wine sauce, bean soup, baked Red Snapper with garlic sauce and Sea Bream with celery.

A Night in the Village of Valanidorrachi

One of the best opportunities to experience authentic Preveza is by attending this food festival that takes place in the village of Valanidorrachi. The local women give demonstrations and offer regional culinary staples such as bean soup, black-eyed pea salad and a variety of pies, all made using locally produced agricultural products.
Info: Katerina Dassi 6939-193-946

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Avgotaraho

Considered a delicacy to foodies and fine diners, this appetizer is made from dried and salted fish roe which is preserved in wax casing and shaped into cylinders. Known as “Caviar of the Amvrakikos Gulf”, Avgotaraho from Preveza is made from the eggs of the Grey Mullet fish. Prices can reach up to 600 Euros per kilo, making it the most expensive food product and export of the country.

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Kryopigi Tsipouro Festival

The region of Zalongou has long tradition of making the strong distilled drink known as “tsipouro”. It tastes a little like ouzo and is made from the grape skins left over from wine production. During the first week in November, the small village of Kryopigi hosts this event where spectators can watch as tsipouro is made and later, can enjoy the drink free accompanied by grilled meat and live music.
Info: 26820-51512

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Preveza Sardine Festival

This unique celebration is usually held during the first week of August as part of the larger cultural festivities of the ‘Nikopolia’. It generally takes place in the courtyard of St. Andreas Castle where more than 15,000 people have gathered in recent years. More than two tons of Sardines and wine are served free to the public, who can also enjoy live music and dancing.
Info: 26820-25325, 26820-29917

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Trikastro - Glyki
One of the most interesting and popular routes throughout the region of Preveza is the path starting from the settlement of Glyki just over the border of the region into Ioannina. The path takes hikers through dense forest along the Acherontas River and eventually through the mountain and the Steps of Tzavelaina continuing on to the bridge at Despo. During the summer months, hikers may continue further though they will need to swim across the river once or twice before reaching the “Gates of Hades” outside the village of Mesopotamos. The route is easy, without significant changes in elevation and covers a distance of 10 kilometres. On average, it takes around 4 -5 hours to complete.

Lake Ziros
This area of immense beauty is a favourite for walkers and offers a marked path encircling the Lake. It starts and finishes at Palaio Paidopoli and care must be taken around the Northern section of the lake due to frequent flooding in the area. A small variety of cafes and tavernas can be found next to the lake and are the perfect way to relax after a day of hiking.

Strongyli – Strongyli Hill
The small village of Strongyli sits west of the Amvrakikos Gulf and lies within an area that enjoys frequent “traffic” of migrating birds. The route begins in village and continues out towards the hill of Strongyli. Hikers will pass the Church of Aiketerini built in 1872 and continue on to the observatory located at the top of the hill.

Strongyli – Mavrovouni Hill
From the village of Strongyli walkers can follow the dirt road leading up to the top of the hill. The path isn’t marked but the hill and road are visible from the village.

Tsopeli Lagoon
Another great area for exploring on foot is the Tsopeli Lagoon located 11 miles west of the city of Preveza along the Northern coast of the Amvrakikos Gulf. The lagoon is home to thousands of birds who nest along its banks and feed on the ample supply of fish. Walkers can also venture out onto the sandbar adjacent known as “shell beach” due to the thousands of empty shells leftover from the birds which cover the shore.

Lekatsa Forest
Just outside the village of Mersini lies the Forest of Lekatsa. It’s an enchanted place surrounded by green and full of flowers and wildlife. Hikers can either walk along road that winds through the forest and eventually passes the Lekatsa Monastery, or embark along one of the small unmarked paths which snake through the area.

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Dexameni Zig Zag Road – The Cave of Agios Vlassios
Starting from the Sea Lakes of Rodias along the coast of the Amvrakikos Gulf, this route takes its hikers through thick forests full of birds and vegetation. The path continues on towards the Church of Panagia Rodias and then splits into two sections. The path on the right will take you to the small cave of Agios Vlassios.

Oskla Anogeio

Located in the village of Anogeio within the eponymous district.

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Preveza beach (Kyani akti)

Here there are springs located at the north end of the beach just outside the city of Preveza.

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Springs of Gouvas (Lourou)

In the small village of Gouvas within the Louros district, you’ll find two springs, though only one is still operating.

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Springs of Sambali

Located in the village of Gorgomylo in the district of Anogeio.

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Springs of Yeroplatanou

These springs are Located in the village of Gorgomylo in the district of Anogeio.

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In Preveza, there’s a beach for everyone! All the beaches along the city coast have been awarded with blue flags and most are conveniently serviced by the region’s buses. As can be expected, the beaches closest to Preveza and Parga are the most popular, though several remote hideaways can be found if you know where to look!

Ai Sostis

This small rocky cove features soft sand and clean water to those who make the effort to find it. It’s a welcome respite for swimmers looking to relax away from the crowds.

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Ai Yiannaki

This small pebble beach lies just before the main beaches of Parga. It’s a lovely place surrounded by green and offering its visitors peace and quiet.

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Alonaki Fanariou

This enclosed bay is popular with the younger crowd and has an almost exotic feel to it. The light blue water and white rocks provide a beautiful contrast and the fact that it’s unorganized keeps the noise levels down. There is no bus service here, but if you have your own vehicle, parking is available. You can also arrive by boat.

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Alonaki Prevezas

If you’re looking to mingle, the sandy beach of Alonaki is the place to be during the warm months. It’s the first beach along the Ionian coast from the west side of the peninsula and close to both the city and the site of Nikopolis.Backed by hotels and tavernas, there are several sections that offer sun beds and umbrellas. Changing rooms and showers are also available, as are concession stands and beach bars. Being a mere 2 kilometres from the city centre means that the place can get crowded quickly, so if you’re looking for some relaxation its best to head out in the morning.

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Beach of Ammoudia

The pebble beach of Ammoudia lies in a small, shallow bay not far from the village with the same name. The beach itself isn’t so spectacular but it’s close to here that the Acherontas River spills into the Ionian Sea. This is where boats carrying visitors to the “Oracle of the dead” enter the river and the beach is a welcome sight to hikers who have followed the river down from Glyki on foot. Snack bars and showers are available and a bus service from both Preveza and Parga stops here as well. You may also arrive by boat or on foot and parking is available to those with cars.

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Beach of Artolithia

This quiet rocky beach is great for those looking to relax under the sun but what makes it unique are the strange rock formations located here. It’s serviced by bus and you can also reach it by boat. Make sure to bring provisions if you plan on staying long, since there are no snack bars on site.

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Beach of Kanali

Enjoy the waves and windsurfing without the crowds at Kanali. It’s virtually a continuation of Monolithi without all of the development and people. Though you won’t be alone, it’s a great place to go if you’re looking for some room to stretch out on the sand. There are a few snack bars along the beach as well as showers and changing rooms.

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Beach of Kastrosykia

The beach of Kastrosykia lies near the mountain of Zalongo and the site of Ancient Kassopi, so it’s a great option for cooling off after some hiking in the area. The water is deep just like the surrounding beaches though without the big waves. Changing rooms, showers and snack bars are on site and it can be reached by boat or vehicle. Buses stop here as well.

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Beach of Kerentza

A great option for selective swimmers is the Beach of Kerentza, which offers clean shallow water and greenery all around. It’s a sheltered bay, so even on windy days the sea here remains relatively calm. The absence of a decent road leading to the bay means bathers can only reach it on foot or by boat, another plus to those looking to avoid the crowds!

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Beach of Kryoneri

As the central beach of Parga, it’s no wonder that sun loungers fill up quickly here. Thankfully, the beach is large enough for everyone to have some space and admire the natural beauty of Parga’s second bay. The island of Panagia is adjacent to the beach and is an easy swim for explorers. From the beach you can also see the Venetian Castle of Parga overlooking the harbour. Kryoneri lays mere footsteps from the town, but if you’re staying somewhere else, buses make a stop here on the way to the city centre. Families love the convenience of the beach here, but the water becomes deep quickly, so parents should keep an eye out for little ones.

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Beach of Lichnos

The large beach of Lichnos is one of three bays that surround the beautiful seaside town of Parga. Lichnos is the first of Parga’s beaches coming from Preveza and buses from town make frequent stops here. Sun beds and umbrellas line the beach which does fill up quickly in summer. Explorers can check out the Cave of Aphrodite to the left of the beach. A boat is needed to reach there but once you arrive you can enjoy swimming in the same waters that Aphrodite supposedly bathed.

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Beach of Loutsa

This large strip of sand is popular with all age groups, though the water becomes deep abruptly, so families with small children should keep this in mind when visiting. The beach itself is lovely, but it’s actually the tavernas which back the beach that Loutsa gets its fame from. Here, visitors can savour some of the freshest fish in the region. The bus makes a stop here and it’s also possible to arrive by boat.

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Beach of Lygia

With the Forest of Lekatsa and the Castle of Riniasis behind it, Lygia beach is a great option for those in search of some peace and quiet. The water here is crystal clear and the sand is fine and golden. The beach isn’t organised though changing rooms are available and snack bars lie just a few meters from the beach. It’s along the Preveza – Parga bus route and travellers can also arrive by boat.

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Beach of Monolithi

Located just 8 kilometres from Preveza lay this immense stretch of beach that stretches 5 kilometres until the settlement of Kanali. It’s very popular with sports enthusiasts and windsurfers, as the water here is deep and large waves are a frequent occurrence. The presence of beach bars and tavernas as well as several hotels gives it a similar feel to Alonaki. Changing rooms, showers and parking is available and buses from Preveza make a stop here as well.

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Beach of Mytikas

This beach just 5 kilometres north of Preveza is both sandy and rocky at different parts and lies close to the ancient site of Nikopoli. It features a snack bar and showers and can be reached by foot or vehicle. Parking is available and it is also serviced by bus.

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Beach of Sarakiniko

The beautiful shades of blue displayed within the waters at Sarakiniko have swimmers returning year after year. The beach itself is both sandy and pebbly in different areas and the water is shallow. A snack bar and showers are available at the back of the beach. Unfortunately, the roads leading to the beach are not maintained well, so you may want to look into arriving by boat.

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Beach of Valtos

The sandy beach of Valtos features emerald water and various water sports to those who visit. It’s the last and largest of Parga’s beaches and less visited than the previous beaches of Lichnos and Krioneri. It’s popular with windsurfers and the younger crowd. Here bathers can enjoy views of the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos in the distance. In the summer a daily boat service is offered to those islands as well. Snack bars and showers are available and sun loungers can be found along different areas of the beach. The buses from Parga make stops here and parking is available for those who come by car.

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Beach of Vrahos

Vrahos beach is one of the best along the coast stretching from Preveza to Parga. The soft golden sand and shallow turquoise water make it popular with just about everyone, though not too popular. Sun loungers and umbrellas exist in some sections but it’s unorganized for the most part.

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Chiliadou Beach, near Nafpaktos

Lying 11 km east of Nafpaktos, Chiliadou or Hiliadou is a quaint village with a shore that’s just right for swimming. The beach is too kilometres long and is built up with restaurants and a couple of beach bars.

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Kiani Akti

The beaches of Kiani Akti or “blue coast” stretch along the tip of the peninsula on which the city of Preveza is located. Despite its close proximity to the port (5klm), the area is surprisingly serene in many areas. The coast is made up of several small beaches, some sandy, others rocky. The water is shallow and the trees behind the beach provide a welcome breeze in summer. You can arrive by boat, on foot or by bus and parking is available for those with their own vehicle. Showers and snack bars are also available throughout.

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Piso Krioneri

Just around the coast from Krioneri lies it’s quieter version. It’s shallower and calmer her, though there are amenities such as snack bars and umbrellas and sun loungers. The small church of Agios Athanasios stands at the top of the ridge overlooking the beach.

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Alonaki Prevezas

If you’re looking to mingle, the sandy beach of Alonaki is the place to be during the warm months. It’s the first beach along the Ionian coast from the west side of the peninsula and close to both the city and the site of Nikopolis.Backed by hotels and tavernas, there are several sections that offer sun beds and umbrellas. Changing rooms and showers are also available, as are concession stands and beach bars. Being a mere 2 kilometres from the city centre means that the place can get crowded quickly, so if you’re looking for some relaxation its best to head out in the morning.

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Kiani Akti

The beaches of Kiani Akti or “blue coast” stretch along the tip of the peninsula on which the city of Preveza is located. Despite its close proximity to the port (5klm), the area is surprisingly serene in many areas. The coast is made up of several small beaches, some sandy, others rocky. The water is shallow and the trees behind the beach provide a welcome breeze in summer. You can arrive by boat, on foot or by bus and parking is available for those with their own vehicle. Showers and snack bars are also available throughout.

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Piso Krioneri

Just around the coast from Krioneri lies it’s quieter version. It’s shallower and calmer her, though there are amenities such as snack bars and umbrellas and sun loungers. The small church of Agios Athanasios stands at the top of the ridge overlooking the beach.

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Any windsurfer who has travelled throughout Greece knows that the neighbouring island of Lefkada is considered one of the best places throughout Europe to enjoy the sport. However, windsurfers are starting to discover that Preveza offers similar wind and wave conditions and is only a short drive from Lefkada. Some of the best areas are along the Kiani Akti just outside of the city of Preveza as well as the large beach of Monolithos just 8 klm from Preveza.

Ancient Kassopi

Epirus / Preveza & Parga
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Ancient Nikopolis

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Kalodiki Marsh

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Kokkinopilos

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Museum of Nikopolis

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The Castle of Anthousa

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Ancient Batia

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Ancient Efyra

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Ancient Kassopi

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Ancient Nikopolis

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Ancient Orraon

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Berenike

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Kokkinopilos

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Nekromanteio of Efyra

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The walls of Pandosias

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Trikastro

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Its strategic location along the Ionian Sea and Amvrakikos Gulf explains why the region was repeatedly conquered and occupied by several different empires. What remains of these battles are the several well-preserved castles throughout the prefecture that invoke both mystery and wonder upon those who visit.

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Castle of Rogone

Epirus / Preveza & Parga
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The Castle of Anthousa

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The Castle of Parga

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The Castle of Riniasas

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The Forts of Pende Pigadia

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The Vrysoula Rampart

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Cave of Asprohalkou

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Cave of Markos Botsari

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Cave of Vlassis

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Agia Pelagias Monastery

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Agia Varvara

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Agios Dimitrios – Kranea

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Holy Monastery of Elias

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Koimisis Theotokou Avassos

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Monastery Kozilis

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Clock Tower of Preveza

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Watermills in Avassos

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Zalongo Monument

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Preveza’s unique mix of forests, wetlands, sea coasts and fresh water rivers provide the region with an impressive array of trees, bushes, plants, flowers and reeds. This variety of vegetation is imperative to the sustainability of the large eco-system found within the region.

Acherontas River

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Dimos Anogeiou

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Gulf of Amvrakikos

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Kalodiki Marsh

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Lake Ziros

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Louros River

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Ancient Kassopi

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Ancient Nikopolis

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Kalodiki Marsh

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Kokkinopilos

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Museum of Nikopolis

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The Castle of Anthousa

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Aherontas River

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Kalodiki Marsh

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Lake Ziros

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Louros River

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