Attractions of Ammoudia

The prefecture of Preveza, where Ammoudia belongs, is distinguished for the amazing landscapes and its variety of attractions. There is something for every person who would like to learn more about Greek culture and History from the far antiquity to the Modern times. So, grab the chance while staying in Ammoudia and get the best experience of your life visiting the following places.

The Acheron River

This is a place of unique beauty and immense tranquility that deserves at least one whole day to discover and admire, especially if you are a natural beauty lover. In the mountains of Souli, at an altitude of 1,600 meters, just 2 km from the village of Gliki are found the springs of Acheron River and the starting point of the journey we suggest to the Mythological Gates of the ancient Hades. (Read more about The Acheron River…)

The Oracle of the Dead People

Also known as The Nekromanteion of Acheron, the Oracle of the Dead People is located in Mesopotamos village, 3 km away from Ammoudia. It was the first known oracle of antiquity dedicated to the god of the Lower World, Hades. It was discovered in the 1960s. It was built near the point where the Rivers Pyriflgethon (Burnt by the Fire), Acheron, and Kokytos joined, symbolizing the sadness, sighs, and sorrows of death. It is known also as the oracle of Ephira from the Mycenaean homonymous colony, found within walking distance. (Read more about The Oracle of the Dead People …)

Parga

Its amphitheatrical layout, colorful houses, and stone-paved alleys that climb to the top of the hill are enchanting. Just so are the incredible views of the Ionian Sea and the island of Panagia reflected in the harbor waters. Apart from the beautiful landscape, there are also some attractions to indulge in while in town. Visiting the Paragaea Old Olive Factory or playing a mini-golf match may be something you would like to do. (Read more about Parga…)

Venetian Castle of Parga

It is situated on a fortified hilltop dominating the entrance of the harbor of Parga and the nearby enormous beach of Valtos. In this place, the Venetians built a castle during the last years of the Byzantine Empire. The castle was destroyed and rebuilt many times every time a conqueror occupied it. The ruins you see today are what the Venetians built in the 17th century. There are also several additions made by Ali Pasha of Ioannina who bought Parga in 1818. (Read more about Venetian Castle of Parga…)

Paxi/ Antipaxi Islands

These two small islands belong to the Ionian Sea and are found 8 km from ashore. They are very picturesque with many caverns and sulfur springs. The capital of Paxos is the picturesque Gaios, which is naturally protected by two islets, Panagia and Agios Nikolaos. The islands are distinguished for their calcareous landscapes, reminiscent of moon landscapes. The most famous is Tripitos Arch found in the Beach with the same name. (Read more about Paxi/ Antipaxi Islands …)

The Ali Pasha Castle in Anthousa

It is a massive and imposing building, built in 1814 under the supervision of the Italian engineer Monteleone. It became the base of Ali Pasha during the siege of Parga. It is situated on a hillside between the villages of Anthousa and Agia, 5 kilometers north of Parga. The Castle has been preserved in a very good condition. (Read more about The Ali Pasha Castle in Anthousa…)

The Watermill Museum in Anthoussa

It is a beautiful place in a cool landscape full of wild trees and waters, away from beach bars and bustle. The Watermill Museum is open every day and there is a person to guide you through the inside exhibits. You will learn the story of the place and all the work that was happening in the watermill, so it is ideal for family tours. (Read more about The Watermill Museum in Anthoussa…)

Souli Villages

Souli is a historical and geographical area of Central Epirus, which is also known as Souliotochoria. It is located between the Murga Mountains, Zahravos, Turllia, at the confluence of Acheron River with the tributary of Tsagariotikos Stream. At the foot of the villages, there are two hills, important from a geographic and historical point of view. These two hills are named Kugi and Kiafa, on which is the rock of Bira. The villages were destroyed by Ali-Pasha and his troops in 1818. (Read more about Souli Villages …)

Zalogo Monument and Hill

Zalogo is one of the historical hills of Greece. It is located north of Preveza, above the village of Kamarina, and belongs to the mountain range of the Caspian Mountains of Epirus. His name was associated with the pre-revolutionary period of 1821 and especially with the legendary Dance of Zalongos. On the plateau of this mountain was built in 1950-1961 the largest statue of Greece, titled “Zaloggo Monument” in design of the sculptor Georgios Zongolopoulos. (Read more about Zalogo Monument and Hill …)

The ancient city of Kassopi

It is found on the way to the “Zalogo monument,” not far from the main road and 30 minutes away from the nearest beach. It is a city built on the top of a hill, a unique place with a history 2,500 years old. It is built on a strategic point with a fantastic view of the Amvrakikos Gulf and the surrounding area. Today, Kassopi is the most visited archaeological site of the prefecture of Preveza. (Read more about The ancient city of Kassopi…)