Preveza is a small town in the west of mainland Greece. It is located at the entrance to the Gulf of Avramikos. This city is the capital of the Nome (prefecture) of the same name. Preveza stands on the site of Nikopol (a large military fort). It was built by the emperor Octavian Augustus after the victory over the fleet of Antony and Cleopatra at Aktion.
In ancient times, Preveza served as the starting point for shipments across the Ionian Sea. Now it is a convenient tourist base for yachting.
Sailing trip in Preveza
Yachting in the Preveza region is suitable for beginners. There are no strong winds and excellent visibility and the marinas are well maintained. For mooring try the Marina: Preveza, Cleopatra, Ionian, Aktio Marine. The marinas have yacht shops, supermarkets, cafés, and restaurants.
There are many attractions in Preveza. We recommend seeing the fortified castles of Buka, Laskar, Pantokrator, the Archaeological Museum of Nikopol (5 km north of Preveza), the Museum of Church Art. Be sure to see the Villages of Parga, Filippiada, Lygia.
In July-August, within the framework of the Nikopol Festival, the Balkan Festival of Folk Dance and Music is held. The International Choir Festival (first decade of July and first Sunday of July) is also held right there. At the end of August, on Sardine Day, guests are treated to wine and fried fish.
In addition to sardines, we recommend you try the local delicacy avgotarajo. The appetizer is mullet caviar salted and sun-dried. It is wrapped in a wax film in the form of cylinders. The price for caviar prepared in this way reaches 600 EUR per kilogram. This makes Avgotarajo the most expensive dish in Greece.
Preveza is famous for its unique beaches. We recommend swimming at Kiani Akti, Psataki, and Agioi Apostoli in the Gulf of Amvrakikos. On the Ionian side, there are beaches: Alonaki, Kalamitsi, Mitikas and Monolithi. There are pebbles as a cover, and sea urchins live among the stones. We recommend swimming from a yacht or wearing sandals.