Attractions of Ammoudia

The prefecture of Preveza, to which Ammoudia belongs, is distinguished for its amazing landscapes and variety of attractions. There is something for everyone who would like to learn more about Greek culture and history, from ancient times to the modern era. So, seize the opportunity while staying in Ammoudia and have the best experience of your life by visiting the following places.

The Acheron River

This is a place of unique beauty and immense tranquility that deserves at least a whole day to discover and admire, especially if you are a nature lover. In the mountains of Souli, at an altitude of 1,600 meters, just 2 km from the village of Gliki, you will find the springs of the 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

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

Parga

With its amphitheatrical layout, colorful houses, and stone-paved alleys climbing to the top of the hill, Parga is enchanting. The incredible views of the Ionian Sea and the island of Panagia reflected in the harbor waters are equally captivating. Apart from the beautiful landscape, there are also attractions to indulge in while in town. Visiting the Paragaea Old Olive Factory or playing a round of mini-golf may be activities you would enjoy. (Read more about Parga…)

Venetian Castle of Parga

Situated on a fortified hilltop dominating the entrance of the harbor of Parga and the nearby vast beach of Valtos, the Venetian Castle of Parga is a sight to behold. The Venetians originally built the castle during the last years of the Byzantine Empire. It was destroyed and rebuilt multiple times whenever a conqueror took hold of it. The ruins you see today date back to the 17th century, constructed by the Venetians. Ali Pasha of Ioannina, who acquired Parga in 1818, also made several additions to the castle. (Read more about the Venetian Castle of Parga…)

Paxi/Antipaxi Islands

These two small islands belong to the Ionian Sea and are located 8 km offshore. They are very picturesque, with numerous caverns and sulfur springs. The capital of Paxos is the picturesque town of Gaios, which is naturally protected by two islets, Panagia and Agios Nikolaos. The islands are known for their calcareous landscapes, reminiscent of lunar landscapes. The most famous attraction is Tripitos Arch, located on the beach of the same name. (Read more about Paxi/Antipaxi Islands…)

The Ali Pasha Castle in Anthousa

A massive and imposing building, the Ali Pasha Castle was constructed in 1814 under the supervision of the Italian engineer Monteleone. It served as Ali Pasha’s base during the siege of Parga. Situated on a hillside between the villages of Anthousa and Agia, 5 kilometers north of Parga, the castle has been well-preserved. (Read more about the Ali Pasha Castle in Anthousa…)

The Watermill Museum in Anthoussa

A beautiful place in a cool landscape filled with wild trees and flowing waters, the Watermill Museum offers a serene escape from beach bars and bustling crowds. The museum is open every day, and there is a guide available to take you through the exhibits inside. You will learn about the history of the place and the workings of the watermill, making it an ideal destination for family tours. (Read more about the Watermill Museum in Anthoussa…)

Souli Villages

Souli, also known as Souliotochoria, is a historical and geographical area in Central Epirus. It is located between the Murga Mountains, Zahravos, Turllia, at the confluence of the Acheron River with the tributary of Tsagariotikos Stream. At the foot of the villages, two hills named Kugi and Kiafa can be found, which hold geographic and historical significance. The rock of Bira is situated on these hills. 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. Its name is associated with the pre-revolutionary period of 1821, particularly with the legendary Dance of Zalongo. In 1950-1961, the largest statue in Greece, titled “Zaloggo Monument” and designed by the sculptor Georgios Zongolopoulos, was erected on the plateau of this mountain. (Read more about the Zalogo Monument and Hill…)

The Ancient City of Kassopi

Located on the way to the “Zalogo monument,” not far from the main road and 30 minutes away from the nearest beach, the ancient city of Kassopi is perched atop a hill. It is a unique place with a history spanning 2,500 years. Positioned strategically, it offers a fantastic view of the Amvrakikos Gulf and the surrounding area. Today, Kassopi is the most visited archaeological site in the Preveza prefecture. (Read more about the ancient city of Kassopi…)