PIC INTERREG IIIA Greece - Italy 2000-2006 Axis 3.2 Project Code I3201060.

 

...from Preveza to Arta...

Leaving Preveza and following a different route, we reach the villages of the plain of Arta. After Vigla, with the Byzantine church of Panaghia Rodia on the shore of the lagoon and the Female Agricultural Association with the local agricultural products, we head for Koronisia or Karakonisia, right in the heart of Amvrakikos bay, with its traditional fish taverns and the beautiful Byzantine church devoted to Panaghia.
Our next stop is the town of Arta. On the west entrance of Arta, the historic Bridge, known from the relevant legend of the master builder’s wife, predominates. Right next to it the Folklore Museum “SKOUFAS”, and at a close distance the new Archaeological Museum, a gem for the town, which is going to cover the need for an exhibition place for the archaeological findings of the area. The monastery of Kato Panaghia, an important place of pilgrimage, offers its warm hospitality to visitors.
In the town center, the byzantine churches of Saint Theodora, patroness saint of Arta who is honoured on March 11th, and Parigoritria, the gem of the town with the popular Easter celebration that attracts crowds of Christians from all over the country, predominate. Right opposite to Parigoritria there is the Historical Museum of Arta. Arta is rich in Byzantine and modern churches devoted to Virgin Mary, Vlacherna, Brioni, Odigitria, Faneromeni, Presentation of Virgin Marry in the place of the Metropolis etc. There are also hotels, rooms to rent, as well as taverns with traditional dishes of the area Throughout summer, various cultural events take place in the town: at the Bridge, in central squares, in the Castle.

 

 

 

 


Community Initiative INTERREG III 2000-2006

   

PIC INTERREG IIIA Greece - Italy 2000-2006 Axis 3.2 Project Code I3201060

Co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund