Arta, Greece

Panaghia Vlacherna

Panaghia Vlacherna

The Byzantine church of Panaghia Vlacherna undoubtedly is one of the most important Byzantine monuments of Arta. The church, which was the former catholicon of a dominant monastery, is situated in the Vlacherna Village at the municipality of Arta and operates as its parish church. The Church of Panaghia was founded in 1000 (end of … Panaghia Vlacherna Read More » ...
Small Theater of Ambracia

Small Theater of Ambracia

The Small Theater of Ambracia, which is unique in Greece in its triple function operated as an Odeon and Bouleuterion at the same is the smallest of all Greek theaters excavated so far. The small theatre is located in the centre of the modern city of Arta and in an area that coincides with the … Small Theater of Ambracia 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 Regional Units of Arta and Ioannina at the end of the Arachthos Gorge. It has been designated as a historical monument. With a total length of 61 meters, height 18.10 … Bridge of Plaka Read More » ...
Ancient Ambracia Fortifications

Ancient Ambracia Fortifications

The ancient city of Ambracia, known from written sources, is buried under the modern city of Arta, as confirmed by archaeological data. Ambracia was founded in the context of the second Greek colonization in 625 B.C. by Gorgos, the illegitimate son of Kypselos, the tyrant of Corinth. It was the most important Corinthian colony in … Ancient Ambracia Fortifications Read More » ...
Ambracian Gulf

Ambracian Gulf

Amvrakikos Wetland National Park is a rich natural heritage environment and significant geolocation, due to the geomorphology and the rich and rare flora and fauna of the area. The three regional units, that Ambracian Gulf joins, the villages, the hills of Prophet Elias, Peranthi, Salaora, Strongyli, and Koronisia call the visitors for an exploration. The … Ambracian Gulf Read More » ...
Red Church or Panaghia Vellas of Voulgareli

Red Church or Panaghia Vellas of Voulgareli

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 Voulgareli. Red Church is located in the settlement Paleochori in Voulgareli, a … Red Church or Panaghia Vellas of Voulgareli Read More » ...
Bridge of Arta

Bridge of Arta

The legendary Bridge of Arta is a landmark of the city of Arta and one of the most famous bridges in the area of Epirus as well as in Greece, while is an important monument of modern Greek traditional architecture. Having a length of around 145 m., a width of 3.75 m., and four asymmetrical, … 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 at a short distance from the famous Bridge of Arta. It includes a rich collection of ancient artifacts, dating from the Paleolithic to Roman times. The Museum depicts the rise and fall of the ancient Greek city of Ambracia, which started as … Archaeological Museum of Arta Read More » ...
Panaghia Paregoretissa (Virgin Mary of Consolation)

Panaghia Paregoretissa (Virgin Mary of Consolation)

On the densely populated western side of Peranthi hill, in the downtown of Arta, dominates Panaghia Paregoretissa. Paregoretissa is the biggest church of Byzantine architecture in Epirus and the second biggest in Greece, which follows the Hagia Sophia of Thessalonike. Panaghia Paregoretissa Panaghia Paregoretissa was built in its present form at the end of the … Panaghia Paregoretissa (Virgin Mary of Consolation) 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 » ...