Arta

City in Epirus

A window to Byzantine Greece, this quiet town has churches dating back to the 12th century, stone arch bridges, and calming walks by the river.

Attractions & Things to Do in Arta

Byzantine Church of Panagia Parigoritissa

Masterpiece of Byzantine architecture and art, famous for its dome that seems as sky-hanging.

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Byzantine Church of Saint Theodora

A living Byzantine monument of the 13th century dedicated to the patron saint of the city.

↑ N
< 1km

Clock Tower & Castle of Arta

Dating from the 17th-century, the oldest Clock Tower of Epirus stands in front of the 13th-century Byzantine fortification of the city.

↗ NE
< 1km

Bridge of Arta

A 17th-century Ottoman structure, famous for the legend that describe the sacrifice of the master builder's wife during is construction.

↙ SW
≈ 1.5km

Archaeological Museum of Arta

Modern museum opened in 2009 which concentrates on the region's history, through the Archaeological Collection of Arta that dates from 1972.

↓ S
≈ 1.5km

Skoufas Folklore Museum of Arta

Dealing with the customs and the traditions of the region, it is housed in a historical building of 1864, next to the Arta Bridge.

↙ SW
≈ 1.6km

Riverside Lake Park of Arta

Located by the artificial lake, next to the Arachthos river, it is an ideal place for a walk in a natural environment close to the city.

→ E
≈ 2.1km
The monument of Zalongo on the top of the cliff where the women of Souli committed a suicide.
photo: Andreas Papageorgiou / Pappasandreas

Monument of Zalongo

Referring to the legendary «Dance of Zalongo» and the sacrifice of the women of Souli who chose to die free instead of living in captivity.

← W
≈ 36.1km

Archaeological Site of Nikopolis

A city founded by the first emperor of the Roman Empire Caesar Augustus as a reminder of the naval battle of Actium in 31 AD.

↙ SW
≈ 38.1km

Archaeological Museum of Nikopolis

A modern and large exhibition inaugurated in 2011, that hosts findings unearthed during the excavations at the ancient Roman city.

↙ SW
≈ 39.2km

Preveza

Surrounded by the Ambracian Gulf to its east and the Ionian Sea to its west, this calm port-town has gorgeous sunsets, promenades, and walks.

↙ SW
≈ 41.1km
The main building of Aktion - Preveza Airport at a picture taken from the runway of the airport.
photo: Alf van Beem

Aktion - Preveza Airport

A small regional airport which serves Preveza, Lefkada & a big part of the west coast. It's linked seasonally with many European airports.

↙ SW
≈ 43.7km

Questions & Answers about Arta

Why Visit Arta?
  • A well-known folk song narrates the legend, linked with the old bridge of the city.
  • Numerous important monuments related to its rich Byzantine past.
  • Famous for the orange production of the nearby vast orchard.
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