Preveza (Greek: Πρέβεζα) is the nearest considerably big town from Parga. Also it is the first visited town for many tourists who comes for a vacation in Greece, as it is the place of PVK airport – Aktion. Preveza is located to the South from Parga, if you go along the coast, at the mouth [...]
Epirus – North-West Greece
North-West Greece is a region that continue to have wild forested hills, clear rivers surpassed by arched bridges. A region that is a home to bears and wolves, a land of green mountain dales and rugged gorges.
The region is Epirus in northwest Greece; Epirus is largely made up of the Pindus Mountains, the anchor of Greece. Simultaneously the people and land have definitely a unique character that is defined by the mountains. Its name’s meaning is endless earth, the ancient Greeks believed the area to be wilderness and the people barbaric, but many archaeologic sites in Epirus indicate different. It might be now thought that both the Mycenaens, and later the Dorians may have emerged from the mountains of Epirus. since the ancient years its history has been exactly the same as the rest of the land, being occupied by anybody from the Romans until the Turks the same as the rest of Greece.
The Ionian Coast of Epirus
The shoreline of North-West Greece is overly full of sandy beaches and invisible cliffs where the mountains go down into the Ionian sea, in some places pines and fur forests reach the sea making it a fjord-like general look. The wise spot to begin travel in Epirus, North-West Greece is Preveza, having in the south the only airport in the region with flights from Europe. Preveza lies on the mouth of the Ambracian Gulf, that’s a beautiful town with a vibrant beach padded with tiny streets of restaurants and taverns. The gulf mouth is rounded by two Venetian fortifications on either side; but it is more known to be the place of the fight of Actium in 31BC, where Octavian conquered Mark Anthony and Cleopatra. The remains of Nikopolis “Victory City”, built to celebrate Octavian’s triumph, are about 7km to North of Preveza.
Zagori – mountainous wilderness of Epirus, Northwest Greece Zagori (Greek: Ζαγόρι), is a region and a municipality in the Pindus mountains in Epirus, in northwestern Greece and it contains 45 villages known as Zagoria (or Zagorochoria or Zagorohoria ). Zagoria is one of the few places in Europe still described as a wilderness. Zagorohoria region is inhabited mainly by two tribes: Vlachs and [...]
High and Striking Aery Monasteries in Greece – Meteora, resting on all-natural arenaceous rocks, included in the United Nations Educational Scientific And Cultural Organization world heritage list. Meteoroid and Meteorite are words of Greek origin. Meteora translates from Greek as Hanging Rocks or Hanging in the sky. The Meteora – Central Greece provide a great [...]
Airport in Parga, Greece. Information about airports around Parga, Greece. How to get in Parga by air. Flights to Parga Greece. In spite of the fact that Parga doesn’t have its own airport, it’s still very easy to get there. Parga is located in the middle of several international airports. All of them provide buses [...]
The castle of Parga (Venetian Castle) is found on the top of a hill overlooking the town and was used to protect Parga from the mainland of Greece and the sea. Parga Castle was initially built in the 11th century by the residents of Parga to protect their town from the pirates and Turks but it was partly [...]