An island atmosphere, centuries of history, delicious food and more beaches than you can imagine
What to do in Preveza
Discover the ‘island’ on the mainland
Preveza will make you think you’ve reached an island, particularly if you arrive by boat. Buy an ear of grilled corn from a sidewalk vendor and walk along the seaside esplanade where cafes and restaurants are sandwiched between neoclassical buildings. In the pedestrianised centre you’ll come across surprises at every corner; bookshops with the latest editions, belle epoque teahouses, outdoor tables overflowing with tasty titbits, cosy bars, restaurants and avant-garde photoshops. Preveza is a civilised delight.
Sights from across the centuries
Your trip to Preveza will be teeming with beautiful imagery and rare attractions. Among the many sights in Preveza that will keep you fascinated are the Seïtan Bazaar; the Archaeological Museum; the clock tower and its sun dial; the church of Agios Haralambos with its carved wooden iconostasis; the religious paintings from 1780 in the church of Agios Athanasios and Pantokrator Castle, built in 1807 by Ali Pasha to control the straits, and the eponymous chapel inside it.
The vast site of ancient Nikopolis
Octavian, later to become Augustus, won a truly decisive victory against the combined forces of Antony and Cleopatra at the naval battle at nearby Actium in 31 BC and he founded Nikopolis (victory city) to commemorate his triumph. Much later, the emperor Justinian strengthened the fortifications, the reason the walls are still standing today. In this huge archaeological site you’ll come across the remains of 5th and 6th century basilicas, among much else. Don’t miss the Archaeological Museum of Preveza either for major finds from the city’s long history.
Countless beaches, countless choices
Sixty kilometres of sandy beaches and fine swimming await you from Preveza to Parga; Loutsa, Valtos, Lychnos, Ammouthia, Lygia, Kastrosykia…the list continues with a typical mixture; some secluded and practically untouched, some organised with busy beach bars.