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The Prefecture of Preveza is full of wonderful sights! The Ambracian Gulf has unique beaches, others with beach bars and others more private. Visitors can explore the nature around the area and the Acheron River, while they will surely learn a lot from the history of the place. Explore all the unique sights, all rich of history and great images!

Archaeological Museum of Nicopolis
The former museum, which was built within the archeological site in 1961 with funds from the Ministry of Education, hosted the excavation findings for more than three decades (1972-2008). Between 1999-2001, with financing from the Second Community Support Framework and the Directorate of Execution of Museum and Cultural Buildings’ Works of the Ministry of Culture as implementation body, the modern museum was erected. It was delivered in 2006, after the completion of the enhancement works of the surrounding space, to the then newly founded 33rd Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classic Antiquities (www.lgepka.gr), so that the latter could proceed with the antiquities exhibition. The new museum opened its gates to the public in 2009.

Kokkinopelos
Kokkinopelos, an open-air area located close to the Louros River and the settlement of Agios Georgios on the Preveza-Ioannina national road, constitutes perhaps the most ancient archaeological site so far not only of Epirus but of entire Greece. Besides its momentous historical background, it impresses through its characteristic colour as well as the corrosion sustained over time by rainwater. It remains unclear still when and how it was formed. As it was situated on one of the main natural passes close to the abundant waters of the Louros River and offered plenty of game for food and clothing, it attracted prehistoric humans quite early on in history. A stone hand axe found in recent years, (one of the few examples of the Helladic area) which dates back 250,000-200,000 years, along with some other indications to the area’s date – as yet unconfirmed since they do not come from excavation evidence – lead us to the Lower (most ancient) Paleolithic period.

Holy Monastery of Agios Dimitrios in Zalongo
The main temple of the Agios Dimitrios Monastery, founded in the late eighteenth century by the abbot of the Taxiarhis Monastery, Dionysios, lies below the Zalongo Memorial and near the archaeological site of Kassopi. There is mention of the monastery in 1816 by the iconographers Ioannis and Christodoulos from Korytiani, who participated in the iconography of the district holy temples in Thesprotiko and Papadates.

Holy Monastery of Agia Pelagia Kastrosikia
The monastery of Agia Pelagia is at a short distance to the south of the settlement of Kastrosykia. It is built on a hillside abounding with olive trees, stretching from the outskirts of the settlement towards the Ionian Sea, next to the Preveza-Igoumenitsa national road. According to the inscriptions, it was built in the seventeenth century and has been renovated twice, in 1613 and 1795. The stone iconostasis of the main temple seems to have been made in 1856. The date is written on the icons of the Crucifixion and the Holy Apostles.

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