In the southern end of the region of Epirus, between the Ambracian Gulf and the Ionian sea lays the peninsula of Preveza -a piece of land known for its natural and historical wealth-. The exceptional ecosystem of the Ambracian Gulf combines exquisite natural beauty and historical interest. Important historical naval battles took place in the Ambracian Gulf through centuries. Besides the naval battle of Actium in 31 b.C. another naval battle took place under the leadership of the famous pirate Barbarosa in 1538. Geographically, it is situated in a strategic position in the centre of the coastal region of northwestern Greece. The region of Preveza is considered to be the ideal destination for those who are interested in exploring known and unknown archaeological treasures, tasting the local culinary delights and enjoying relaxation time in the enchanting coastline that surrounds Preveza.
The city of Preveza is the capital of the Prefecture of Preveza and one of the harbours of Epirus. Any time of the year Preveza is an ideal place to visit. Tourists are welcome to stroll through the city’s quaint narrow streets with the “Seitan Pazar” (=devil’s market), cozy taverns with exquisite flavors of the region. The aromas emerging from the traditional city ouzo distillery combined with the colours of flowers compose a scene of nostalgia of a bygone era.
Preveza is adorned with significant Christian orthodox and roman catholic churches, such as the holy temples of Agios Athanasios and the metropolitan temple of Agios Charalambos, with exceptional paintings and wooden carved gold-plated altarpiece. The catholic church of St. Andrew, is a donor by Franz Joseph I of Austria and it is placed near to the venetian Clock Tower, which tower was built in the 18th century and remains the landmark of the old town.
The city of Preveza has been the bone of contention among Venetians, French and Ottomans. Standing witnesses of these battles are the Venetian and Ottoman Castles across the coastline of the Ambracian Gulf, the Castle of St. Andrew, the bastion in Vrysoula, the Castle of St. George and the Castle of Pantocratoras.
- Local English-speaking tour escort-driver
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal shopping
- Accommodation transfers
- Anything not mentioned above