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Preveza is a dream holiday destination for those looking for something more than just the usual sand, sea and trip to a waterpark. This authentic Greek holiday spot is rich in historical and cultural attractions for a real feel of traditional Greece.

Of course, the Preveza region does have beaches - and fine ones at that! Kanali has one of the best - a wide stretch of golden sand flanked by green hills. You'll also find sandy stretches framed by towering cliffs on one side and turquoise waters on the others, with seclusion, relaxation and tranquillity being the beach buzz words on Preveza holidays.

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It’s all about the beaches in lovely Proveza - and it’s a place all about rest and relaxation, so why not? North of Preveza, there are beaches running for 30km along the Bay of Nikopolis; a mixture of sandy and rocky beaches and pretty peninsulas.

Some of the most beautiful are Kiani Akti, which is situated just 1km from Preveza, and Kastrosikia beach, 15km from Preveza, with its white sands and clear waters. Don’t forget your suncream - those rays are hot!

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Top 5 things to do in Preveza

10 facts about Preveza


The Aktio-Preveza Immersed Tunnel, the only undersea tunnel in Greece, was completed in 2002 and connects Preveza to Aktio, running a total of 1570m.


The ruins of the ancient city of Nicopolis lie 7 kilometres (4 miles) north of Preveza. Actia Nicopolis was a city of western Greece, founded by Octavian in commemoration of his victory iover Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium nearby.


In AD 90, the philosopher Epictetus arrived in Preveza and established a school of philosophy. One from his students, Arrian, became a well-known historian and recorded the works of his mentor.


Beyond Nicopolis is the village of Zalongo, where a famous monument stands in memory of the women of Souli, who on December 18, 1803, leapt to their death off a high cliff rather than be captured by the Turks.


Local speciality dishes include “kakavia” (fish and seafood stew), pies made with wild greens, a type of bread called “kourkoutopsomo” and a delicious custard pudding.


Preveza hosts the annual Sardine Festival every year and has done since 1975. With attendees numbering over 15,000 in recent years, this is a great way to experience the local culture - and of course, some delicious sardines!


Renowned chef Rick Stein visited Preveza in 2014 to learn about the local cuisine as part of a documentary - which proves it really is as delicious as the rumours suggest!


Preveza is built on the location of ancient Vereniki. It was founded by Pyrrhus, the king of Epirus,in 290 BC. to honor his mother-in-law, Vereniki.


There are three castles on Preveza: Agios Andreas, from the 18th century, Agios Georgios from 1807 and Pantokratoras, also 1807.


Preveza is a founding member of the Douzelage, a town twinning association of 24 towns across the EU. They throw events such as produce markets and festivals from the twin town.