Located in the northwest of Greece, Preveza is a small fishing town on the peninsula, home to a number of stunning beaches and charming streets and alleyways lined with painted houses. Many tourists and holiday-makers normally pass through this attractive fishing town and commercial port on the way to some of the country’s more popular holiday resorts.
Yet, the town boasts its own charms, for those who are will to stay and explore the narrow streets and pretty harbour. Preveza is the ideal place for tranquil holiday away from the crowds. Largely unspoiled by tourism, the town is an authentic taste of Greece. Home to a number of sandy beaches and surrounded by lush rolling hills, the secluded town is the perfect place to relax.
Pretty fuel-efficient for driving long distances and ideal for navigating urban centres and parking in small spaces, a hatchback is the best thing to drive in Preveza.
The town is home to many historical areas of interest. Take a trip to the cathedral of Agios Ioannis, where you’ll see the impressive Venetian clock tower – one of the town’s most striking landmarks.
Pay a visit to the ruins of Nicopolis, located north of the town. Surrounded by lush, green landscapes, the ruins mark the site of the ancient city built by the Roman Emperor Octavius in the 1st century BC. History buffs will love exploring the ruins and the city walls that remain in good condition.
To learn more about this intriguing town and the ruins that lie at Nicopolis, take a trip around the Archaeological Museum of Nicopolis. The Museum of Arts and Sciences is also well worth a visit for those interested in the town’s history and culture.
For those looking to kick back, relax and soak up the sun on the sand, then the beach at Monolithi is considered by many to be the best. Located just 8km from Preveza town, this stunning beach sits in a quiet bay surrounded by lush countryside – the perfect place to enjoy some peace and tranquillity.
Preveza is linked to other coastal resorts via the E55 national road, should you want to explore nearby towns and cities.
It’s generally recommended to drive cautiously, as local drivers can be careless and some roads are poorly maintained.
Fuelling stations don’t tend to be open on Sundays, so it’s recommended to ensure you have plenty of fuel when travelling by car on weekends.
Aktion National Airport is located approximately four miles south of Preveza town centre and is accessible via the E55 national road, part of which is an underground tunnel going beneath the sea.
The airport is a major terminal for domestic and regional flights, although low-cost airlines have used Aktion Airport more regularly in the last few years.