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Sightseeing

The Ancient Nikopolis

The Ancient Nikopolis

The Ancient Nikopolis: An extremely important archaeological site founded by Octavius Augustus, in honor of his victory in the naval battle against Antony and Cleopatra at Aktio (31 B.C.). It was built upon a 3.5 km wide “cleft” between the Amvrakikos lagoon of Mazoma and the Ionian Sea. During Roman years, it flourished as the capital, administrative and ecclesiastic centre of the Roman province of Old Epirus. The city was deserted after the Bulgarians invaded it in the early 10th century. Among others, the archaeological site includes Roman walls, a conservatory and theatre (1st century A.D.), Augustus’ Monument, the Nymphaeum, the Byzantine walls, a Paleochristian villa and the Vasilospito, a Roman structure which was also used in Christian times.
Zalogo

Zalogo

Zalogo: In December 1803, the women of Souli threw themselves and their children off the rugged cliff of this historical place while singing in order to avoid capture by Ali Pasha’s men. The monument in honor of these heroic women was crafted in 1961.
Acheron River

Acheron River

Acheron River: In ancient Greek mythology, Acheron was known as the “river of woe”, and was one of the five rivers of the Greek underworld.
Nekromanteion

Nekromanteion

The Nekromanteion of Acheron (Oracle of the dead)
  • The three castles: Agios Andreas (18th c.), Agios Georgios (1807), and Pantokratoras (1807). The view from the last one at dusk is spellbinding.
  • The Agios Haralambos cathedral, with its clock tower.
  • The Museum of Natural History, at Neochori.
  • The Museum of the Aktion Naval Battle.
  • The Municipal Library. It contains 20,600 volumes and 600 rare books of the 19th century (for their most part) and of the 18th century.
  • The hydrotherapy spa.
  • Margarona, a colourful area on the way to the Neochori, Agia Triada, and Agios Thomas settlements.
  • The Amvrakikos wetlands habitat, at the estuary of the rivers Louros and Arachthos is considered one of the major European wetlands habitats and is protected by the Ramsar Convention.