Preveza town in pictures

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The picturesque town of Preveza (Πρέβεζα) is situated on the North cape of Amvrakikos Gulf. A visit to its town is not to be missed if you travel in the Northwestern part of Greece.  It is the capital of the region, known for its history,  natural beauty, cobbled stoned alleys and lively port, traditional tavernas and summer cultural events, and surely turquoise colored beaches that make you will feel you are in an island.   We collected some of our favourite pictures to show you the beauty of this idyllic town.  
The church of Agios Charalampos – Photo by  Preveza
 Balcony in Old Town – Photo by Preveza
 Yachts in Amvrakikos Gulf – Photo by Daluz Boutique Hotel 
 
Saitan Pazar – Photos by Πρεβεζα 
   
 Yachts – Photo by Πρεβεζα
View from Pantokratoras – Photo by Greece by a Greek
 View from Lucia Bar – Photo by Greece by a Greek
View from Vathy – Photo by Greece by a Greek 
The NBG historical building – Photo by Annalisa Lino
Nicopolis Beach Bar – Photo by Πρεβεζα
Alonaki Beach – Photo by TomistinEnimerosi
Kyani Akti Eucalyptus Trees – Photo by Alexandros Galanis
Cycling Path – Photo by Alexandros Galanis
Sunset in Monolithi Beach – Photo by Fotis Vemis
Mytikas – Photo by Georgia Ntousia
Pantokratoras – Photo by Vilelmini Katsi

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The traditional tiny island in Ioannina’s lake Pamvotis

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Ioannina is a city in Northwest Greece, known for its lake Pamvotis and the picturesque island in it, where about 100 families live permanently. The island is accessible by boat from Molos in Ioannina city. There are also guided tours. The route is about 10 minutes long.
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Once you arrive you admire the architectural beauty of its houses and the well maintained gardens. Stroll through the narrow alleys and visit the little shops that sell local traditional folkloric items and silver jewels.
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One of its main characteristics is the Museum of Ali Pasha. You can visit Ali Pasha’s bedroom where the bullets that took his life still lay on the floor. There are also displays of traditional costumes and Ali Pasha’s personal objects and documents.
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Other places on the island that are worth visiting are the Pre-revolutionary Period Museum with a great collection of exhibits from the Ottoman occupation period. You can also visit the 5 monasteries on the island that are of great significance.

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Acherontas river and its springs, a paradise on earth.

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In Preveza perfecture, at Northwest Greece, is the hidden gem of Acherontas river. This place of outstanding natural beauty attracts people from all around the world.
 
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Once your arrive, you follow the path in the forest that leads to the springs of the river. Stop and admire the water that springs out of the ground. As you walk further down, the paths become wet so make sure you wear appropriate shoes. Then you reach a point where you must get into the river and walk against its current. A lot of people can not stand the feeling of the freezing water and they stop there. Standing is unbearable but you get used to cold once you start walking. The braver ones swim in the summer. You will definitely feel blessed, being on this paradise on earth, watching the water that runs through the rocks, behind the trees and the ground. 
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Kayaking and rafting activities take place in the area for those who like water sports. Apart from the long routes for those who are experienced in kayaking and rafting, there are water sports companies that organize kayaking and rafting on a short and enjoyable route for beginners. Also horse riding in the river is very popular in the summer. Trained horses are available to give you one of the best riding experiences of your life.  
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Dreaming your summer holiday? Choose this rare natural place

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This is Syvota, a coastal village at the northwest part of Greece, and an ideal exotic resort if you seek clear turquoise waters and many pristine beaches. What makes this destination to stand out are the green island look formations in the sea, which hide enchanting beaches that are accessible only by boat or yacht.   
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You can hire a boat from the marina for a day or you can choose one of the organised cruises of the local travel agencies. Tip: The bay gets very busy during July – August period    Find accommodation in Syvota with Booking.Com  

Mushroom Gastronomy at the Northwest end of Greece

Gastronomy in small traditional villages has been of main interest the last years, especially for those who seek trying the alternative and modern Greek cuisine, based on local fresh ingredients. One of the ingredients that is found mainly in the mountainous areas is wild mushrooms. This time of the year wild mushroom picking is very popular  
Μushrooms Soup                                                            Photo source http://www.olivemagazine.gr/
Vitsa is one of the Zagori Villages Complex in the Northwest, and the best place to go if you like mushrooms. Kanela & Garifalo (meaning Cinnamon & Clove) is a gourmet restaurant with a panoramic view, that its dishes are based on locally grown wild mushrooms. The owner and the chef of the restaurant is a mushroom “scientist”. He uses quality ingredients to prepare his divine dishes and all of them are a taste heaven.  
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If you want to have a memorable unique meal that has nothing to do with the typical touristic Greek food, that is the place. Needless to say, that is an ideal place for vegetarians   Highly recommended dishes are Risotto, Chicken with ouzo and mushrooms.