Arta, Greece

Small Theatre of Amvrakia

Small Theatre of Amvrakia

Small Theatre of Amvrakia is located in Arta and is dedicated to God Dionysus. It is the smallest of all Ancient Greek theatres and is estimated to have had 150 seats. The testimony of Dionysius of Halicarnassus confirms its existence, who mentioned the existence of a sanctuary dedicated to Aphrodite near the small theater. The … Small Theatre of Amvrakia Read More » ...
Bridge of Plaka

Bridge of Plaka

The largest and most beautiful single-arched bridge in the Balkans and third in Europe stands imposing in an idyllic location on the borders of the Prefectures of Arta and Ioannina at the end of the Arachthos Gorge. It has designated as a historical monument. With a total length of 61 meters, height 18.10 meters, width … Bridge of Plaka Read More » ...
Red Church of Vourgareli

Red Church of Vourgareli

The most emerald Byzantine church of the famous Despotate of Epirus, quite far from the secularism of Byzantine Arta, but in the serenity of the idyllic landscape of Tzoumerka, is the famous Church of the Nativity of the Virgin or Red Church of Vourgareli located in the settlement Paleochori in Vourgareli, a village in the … Red Church of Vourgareli Read More » ...
Ancient Amvrakia Fortifications

Ancient Amvrakia Fortifications

Ancient Amvrakia was founded at the end of the 7th century. B.C. by Corinthian settlers at the foot of the hill of Peranthi, next to the banks of Arachthos river, and in a short time was developed into a very important city, as it was in a position with particular advantages both strategically and commercially, … Ancient Amvrakia Fortifications Read More » ...
Amvrakikos Gulf

Amvrakikos Gulf

Amvrakikos Wetlands National Park is among the Wetlands of International Importance and protected from the Ramsar Convention since February 1971(https://www.ramsar.org/sites/default/files/documents/library/sitelist.pdf). Amvrakikos Wetlands National Park is a rich natural heritage environment and a significant geolocation, due to the geomorphology and the rich and rare flora and fauna of the area. The three prefectures, which Amvrakikos Gulf … Amvrakikos Gulf Read More » ...
Panaghia of Vlacherna

Panaghia of Vlacherna

The Byzantine church of Panaghia of Vlacherna, which was the central church of a dominant monastery, undoubtedly is one of the most important Byzantine monuments of Arta. The church is situated in the Vlacherna Village at the municipality of Arta and operated as its parish church.  Panaghia Vlacherna was founded at the beginning of the … Panaghia of Vlacherna Read More » ...
Bridge of Arta

Bridge of Arta

The legendary Bridge of Arta is an invaluable monument for the Cultural Heritage of the area. The river Arachthos crosses the Bridge, enlivening the fertile flatland of Arta, and emptying into the Amvrakikos Gulf. View of the Bridge of Arta The beginning of the construction of the monument is placed in the time of Pyrros, … Bridge of Arta Read More » ...
Archaeological Museum of Arta

Archaeological Museum of Arta

The Archaeological Museum of Arta has been operating since 2009 in modern facilities a short distance from the famous Bridge of Arta. The Museum includes a rich collection of ancient artifacts, dating from the Paleolithic to Roman times. Most of the exhibits come from Ancient Amvrakia. In 625 BC, the Corinthians founded Amvrakia, their most … Archaeological Museum of Arta Read More » ...
Panaghia Parigoritissa

Panaghia Parigoritissa

On the densely populated western side of Peranthi hill, in the downtown of Arta, dominates Panagia Parigoritissa, the second biggest church of Byzantine architecture in Greece, which follows the Hagia Sophia of Thessaloniki. Panaghia Parigoritissa Panagia Parigoritissa was built in its present form at the end of the 13th century by Nikephoros I Komnenos Doukas … Panaghia Parigoritissa Read More » ...
The Castle of Arta

The Castle of Arta

The medieval Castle of Arta is probably one of the most impressive and well-preserved Castles of Greece. It is located on a low hill in the Northeast side of Arta, near the river Arachthos, and is visible from all sides of the city. The location where it was built was not chosen randomly, since, from … The Castle of Arta Read More » ...