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Basic information

  • Area: 66.8 km² (26 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +30
  • Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
  • Population (EST): 17,724
  • Language: Greek
  • Time Zone: EET (UTC+2) EEST (UTC+3)

Preveza – Overview

Picturesque Preveza is a vibrant city located on the tip of the periphery of Epirus, in north western Greece. Blessed with a captivating landscape that combines rocky mountain slopes, with lush lagoons and the deep blue Ionian sea, Preveza is where visitors come to slip off the beaten track and sample a true taste of traditional Greek living.

Built around a large harbour that provides shelter to commercial fishing boats and yachts alike, the city’s newer buildings soon give way to a tangle of narrow cobbled laneways and quaintly painted houses. Here visitors can immerse themselves in local heritage via the city’s many monuments and museums that illustrate its long and rich history, or more simply head off to the shores of one of its beautiful beaches that offer absolute rest and relaxation.

For those seeking an odyssey of their own, the city is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding region, an expanse packed with the allure of idyllic islands, mythological lakes and the remnants of ancient civilisations.

Having worked up an appetite, Preveza has plenty of restaurants to satisfy all tastes, from rustic tavernas to more elegant eateries. Local cuisine is packed with mouth watering Mediterranean flavours so be sure not to miss the chance to indulge in mezes, freshly grilled fish and succulent lamb stews.