At the mouth of the Ambracian Gulf in the North-Western Greek mainland
Epic Roman conquests are never far from the surface – it’s here that Antony and Cleopatra were defeated and separated. Today, we’re more likely to go for great yachting and dazzling coastline.
|Time zone:||GMT +2 hours (GMT +3 hours in summer)|
|Flight Time:||3 hours 30|
|Holiday type:||Beach, Summer sun|
|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 17.6°C
Rainfall: 1166.2mm a year
Take a trip just 5km up the coast to visit the ruins of Nicopolis, the town founded by Octavian in 31BC to celebrate his victory over Mark Antony.
Must eat at:
The streets around the pedestrianised Old Quarter are where to head for a cut-price feed in Preveza. Alternatively, take a look at the eastern waterfront, overlooking Actium. Just follow the locals and you’ll be fine!
Must be there for:
High summer in Preveza, especially August, can be very hot, with temperatures consistently over 30°C. However, the weather remains very balmy through September and well into October when the Ionian Sea starts to get a little choppier.
- The massive fortifications of Ayiou Andreou are well worth a visit if you’re all Romaned-out. You’ll find them up on the hill overlooking the port.
- If you’re travelling independently and need to get into town in a hurry, you’ll find plenty of cabs at the airport willing to do the 7km journey in no time at all. It’s quicker than waiting in the heat for a local bus.
British citizens do not need a visa to visit Greece.
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