Preveza is known for the Aktion airport. This airport is the gateway to the Ionian island of Lefkas. Few people know that the area around Preveza has a lot to offer: not only beautiful beaches, but also an impressive mountainous landscape, archeological findings and ancient forts and castles. If you would like to discover the real Greece, then you should visit this region!
There have been many battles for Preveza in the past, because of its strategic location. Therefore, there are some impressive fortresses. The oldest is Venetian. Preveza has a large marina; you rent a yacht to cruise around the islands in the Ionian Sea. Five kilometers north of Preveza are the ruins of Nicopolis, a city which was founded in 31 BC by the Roman emperor Augustus. You can see beautifully restored mosaic floors, for example. At the mouth of the River Acheron is the picturesque village Ammoudia near a beautiful beach. The river runs partly underground and partly through a deep gorge. In Greek mythology Acheron is the border between the world of the living and the dead.
The town has a population of 20,000.
Preveza is located in the Epirus region in northwest Greece on the tip of a peninsula, which separates the Gulf of Arta (also: Gulf of Amvrakikos) almost entirely from the Ionian Sea.
The airport is located just south of Preveza, near Aktion, and is called Preveza-Aktion Airport. The airport is connected to Preveza by a tunnel under the Gulf of Arta and is therefore easily accessible by rental car. You can get to the center of Preveza in ten minutes. The island Lefkas is also reachable by car: by a bridge connecting the island to the Greek mainland.
There is public bus transport between the most important towns and beaches, but its schedule is irregular. A rental car is a much better means of transport to explore Preveza and its surrounding area.
Preveza is a relatively modern city and it can be difficult to find a parking space in the center. A rental car is an ideal means of transport to the attractions in the area of Preveza. Keep in mind that there are narrow winding roads in the mountains in the north of the Epirus region. You can also encounter shepherds with their herds of sheep or goats.
Preveza itself has a limited range of accommodations. However, there are holiday resorts and villas and apartments for rent along the beaches north of Preveza. The island Lefkas is more focused on tourism: there are plenty of hotels and apartments.
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