#180 Zormpas' Residence

Location

It's a traditional two-storey house with a patio.

 

Construction Data

The house is in a Γ arrangement, made of stone and bagdati, with a patio.


Historical Data

 

Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The history of the region of Arta, long lost in the mists of time. The years of history are evidenced and certified by numerous classical, Byzantine and post-Byzantine monuments that one can encounter in a single trip, convincing and satisfying even the most skeptical ones about the grandeur of the area. The Wall of Ancient Amvrakia, the Temple of Pythian Apollo Savior, the Castle, the famous monasteries and churches (Pandanassa, Parigoritria, Panagia Vlacherna, Red Church, etc.), the famous bridge of Arta, the Little Theatre of Amvrakia, the Mosque Faik Pasha in Imaret, among many others, are representative samples of the aspect of Arta in time. Besides visiting the monuments themselves, there is the opportunity to visit museums and collections that with their exhibits encourage us to travel mentally, in enchanting Arta, over the centuries. These are the Archaeological Museum of Arta, the Historical Museum "Skoufa", the Folklore Museum "Skoufa", The Collection of Folklore Material P. Karali and the information center of Salaora.

One, beyond the historical side of the city, will discover the traditional villages with their great history (Peta Kompoti), unparalleled natural beauty (Agnanta, Vourgareli) with the springs, the bridges, the clear waters and breathtaking views. Also, one will know the ecosystems of the area and the landscapes of exceptional ecological value, as Tzoumerka, the Ambracian Gulf and the valley of Acheloos. These, will guide the visitor to the wild, majestic landscapes, important wetlands and intact lagoons and to the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean, respectively. Also, for further information, one can visit the old port of Arta with its imposing lighthouse, the Koprena, in which operates an Environmental Education Center and a Museum of Natural History.

Apart from the points and sights of cultural-historical-cultural and natural interest, the visitor will be able to take advantage of the impressive, huge, mountains that surround and embrace Arta, and its gurgling, crystal, rushing rivers, in the context of alternative tourism. Focusing on Tzoumerka, Arachthos, Amvrakikos, a wide range of choices unfolds in front of all interested parties.

Such choices are the water routes of Canoe Kayak and Rafting, in the artificial lake of Pournari in Neochori of the municipality of Arachthos and in Arachthos, respectively. Other activities, such as horse riding, cycling, climbing routes, hiking trails, Hang gliding, paragliding, and participation in Spa-Thermal Bath Tourism (Thermal Baths of Chanopoulo) and in numerous local traditions and customs (festivals, celebrations etc.), complete the range of activities of alternative tourism, offering new experiences in nature, as it is disclosed in its most primal form.

 

 

 

 


#181 Panagia Parigoritissa

Location

In the hillside Peranthis dominates imposing the most impressive church the Despotate of Epirus.


Construction Data

The construction of the church seems to have been done in two phases. Initially, the construction of a smaller church by the Despot Michael II and his wife Theodora began, and then his son Michael and his wife Anna Palaiologina Kantakouzene, created today's monument, which consists of the entire complex of structures with the nave and various ancillary areas. Currently is housed the Archaeological Collection of Arta with many artifacts from ancient Amvrakia. From the great stauropegic Monastery still stand today, the church of the Immaculate Conception, the elaborate masonry of the Bank of the monastery and 16 cells built with irregular stones of buildings from the ancient Amvrakia. While finally, in the SW side of the monument, an older temple with its looted cist graves were excavated.

The church is a true architectural masterpiece that dominates the area, not only because of its incredible beauty, but also because of its impressive dimensions. The length of the west side of the church is 22.10m, the length of the lateral sides is 20.27m, the height is 20.28m, the outer dome diameter is 7.58m and the height of the dome is 3.50m.

Awe causes the roof of the church with five brick domes and the palate at the front of the roof, supported on eight marble pillars, which gives the feeling of it being suspended. What really impresses, however, is the support system of the central dome of Parigoritissa, which gives it a pyramid shape, which leaves space for additional lighting and allows the visitor to see the dome from the main entrance. According to this plan, in each corner of the central square area a pair of pilasters has been fitted and on these a horizontal cantilever thrusted into the side walls, leaving free space. On these new spaces a second floor of columns was placed, while the columns supported the arches. Finally on the arches the dome was built, on which the image of the Almighty gives a special feeling to the viewer. The dimensions of the mosaic is huge with the diameter of the halo reaching 3.23m., the width of the head is 2.22m and the eye diameter is 0.80m. For its construction tesserae of stone and marble was used, also tesserae made ??of clay and glass frits but also others that were lined with sheets of gold and silver.

The masonry of the church is divided into three zones, two of which are built in isodomic brick enclosure system, while the lowest is irregularly built and not decorated because it was covered by an arcade until 1865.

Exceptional is the pottery decoration of the church, which in combination with the bifora windows with the columns give to the monument the face of an Italian Renaissance Palace, but also the sculptural and painted decoration of it.

Characteristic points of the decoration of the church are the top windows where there is a frieze, composed of white stone tiles and baked clay connected diagonally, and also of the apses of the east side with the rich pottery decoration. We also have an impressive written decoration in the internal arches of the dome. Characteristic spots are the northern vaulting which has as a theme the Birth of Christ and on the western vaulting we see the form of the Lamb of God taking away the sin of the world. The written decoration is reportedly built by Italian artists must have been made ??in three layers. On the iconostasis there are three icons of the 18th century. The most important of which is the image of the Virgin Mary of Parigoritissa.

Inside the church we notice the narthex, which is covered by four vaults and a shield in the middle. Also, we identify two chapels housed in vaults and bearing pottery decorated walls. Over the chapels and the narthex there is a zenana that communicates with the rest of the church with 3 large bifora windows and is covered on the corners with four domes.


Historical Data

The Virgin Mary Parigoritissa was founded between the years 1285-1289 by the Despot of Epirus Nikephoros A'. Tradition says that it got the name because of an event that marked its construction. According to the legend, the famous master builder who built the church had to be absent for a few days, leaving on his place his assistant, who secretly decided to change the plans of the church. The result was impressive and clearly better than the plans of the master builder. When he turned and discovered what happened, was jealous so much that pushed his apprentice from the dome of the church to kill him. The apprentice however caught the master builder and dragged him also to the fall. The Virgin Mary appeared to the mother of the apprentice to console her for the unfair loss of her son. That is how the church got its name.

Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The history of the region of Arta, long lost in the mists of time. The years of history are evidenced and certified by numerous classical, Byzantine and post-Byzantine monuments that one can encounter in a single trip, convincing and satisfying even the most skeptical ones about the grandeur of the area. The Wall of Ancient Amvrakia, the Temple of Pythian Apollo Savior, the Castle, the famous monasteries and churches (Pandanassa, Parigoritria, Panagia Vlacherna, Red Church, etc.), the famous bridge of Arta, the Little Theatre of Amvrakia, the Mosque Faik Pasha in Imaret, among many others, are representative samples of the aspect of Arta in time. Besides visiting the monuments themselves, there is the opportunity to visit museums and collections that with their exhibits encourage us to travel mentally, in enchanting Arta, over the centuries. These are the Archaeological Museum of Arta, the Historical Museum "Skoufa", the Folklore Museum "Skoufa", The Collection of Folklore Material P. Karali and the information center of Salaora.

One, beyond the historical side of the city, will discover the traditional villages with their great history (Peta Kompoti), unparalleled natural beauty (Agnanta, Vourgareli) with the springs, the bridges, the clear waters and breathtaking views. Also, one will know the ecosystems of the area and the landscapes of exceptional ecological value, as Tzoumerka, the Ambracian Gulf and the valley of Acheloos. These, will guide the visitor to the wild, majestic landscapes, important wetlands and intact lagoons and to the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean, respectively. Also, for further information, one can visit the old port of Arta with its imposing lighthouse, the Koprena, in which operates an Environmental Education Center and a Museum of Natural History.

Apart from the points and sights of cultural-historical-cultural and natural interest, the visitor will be able to take advantage of the impressive, huge, mountains that surround and embrace Arta, and its gurgling, crystal, rushing rivers, in the context of alternative tourism. Focusing on Tzoumerka, Arachthos, Amvrakikos, a wide range of choices unfolds in front of all interested parties.

Such choices are the water routes of Canoe Kayak and Rafting, in the artificial lake of Pournari in Neochori of the municipality of Arachthos and in Arachthos, respectively. Other activities, such as horse riding, cycling, climbing routes, hiking trails, Hang gliding, paragliding, and participation in Spa-Thermal Bath Tourism (Thermal Baths of Chanopoulo) and in numerous local traditions and customs (festivals, celebrations etc.), complete the range of activities of alternative tourism, offering new experiences in nature, as it is disclosed in its most primal form.

 

 

 

 


#182 Saint Theodora (Arta)

Location

One of the most impressive churches of the area is the Church of St. Theodora. It commemorates St. Theodora Queen of Arta and its patron.


Construction Data

In 1270 Queen Theodora, which became a monk there until the end of her life, renovated the church, and added the narthex and two gables, while in the 13th century added to the outer narthex the two smaller narthexes. The narthex bears brick decoration and is covered by two cylindrical vaults and a dome, while a smaller narthex is covered by vaults and shields shown as gables. There was a smaller narthex on the north side of which, however, very few parts are preserved.

The eastern and western walls end in a brick gable that protrudes from the edge of the roof. On the east there are 3 sided alcoves with windows. Also, on the outside of the church we find the Pillar. It is an arched gateway arch entirely made of bricks with excellent decoration.

In the inside of the church the sculptural and written decoration of the church impress, and also the marble temple of which only two pieces survived that are located at the door. The marble floor is preserved in a good condition in contrast with the wall paintings. The murals must have been made ??in four phases: a) the mid-13th century, the gables of the nave, b) early 14th century the narthex, c) in 1653 the narthex was painted, d) end the 18th century the rest of the written decoration was made.

 

Historical Data

The original church was built in the 11th century in the form of an aisled basilica in honor of St. George. Today, however, commemorates St. Theodora Queen of Arta and its patron.

In the temple relics of great value are hosted, such as the portable image of the Christ by the Cretan School, dating back to 1653 and is the work of the silversmith Ath. Tsimouris, two silver urns with relief decoration containing the relics of St. Theodora, and the silver coating big picture of the Saint, a 17th century creation, painted on thin gold layer.

Of particular interest is the tomb of the Saint, who survives at the entrance of the church, but not in its original form. Inside there were found broken pieces of decorated marble, which proved that the tomb had been sacrilege. The plate facing the interior of the church shows rosettes, and two dragons, while the plate facing the narthex depicts St. Theodora and her son Nikephoros. Both plates date back to the 13th century.

 

Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The history of the region of Arta, long lost in the mists of time. The years of history are evidenced and certified by numerous classical, Byzantine and post-Byzantine monuments that one can encounter in a single trip, convincing and satisfying even the most skeptical ones about the grandeur of the area. The Wall of Ancient Amvrakia, the Temple of Pythian Apollo Savior, the Castle, the famous monasteries and churches (Pandanassa, Parigoritria, Panagia Vlacherna, Red Church, etc.), the famous bridge of Arta, the Little Theatre of Amvrakia, the Mosque Faik Pasha in Imaret, among many others, are representative samples of the aspect of Arta in time. Besides visiting the monuments themselves, there is the opportunity to visit museums and collections that with their exhibits encourage us to travel mentally, in enchanting Arta, over the centuries. These are the Archaeological Museum of Arta, the Historical Museum "Skoufa", the Folklore Museum "Skoufa", The Collection of Folklore Material P. Karali and the information center of Salaora.

One, beyond the historical side of the city, will discover the traditional villages with their great history (Peta Kompoti), unparalleled natural beauty (Agnanta, Vourgareli) with the springs, the bridges, the clear waters and breathtaking views. Also, one will know the ecosystems of the area and the landscapes of exceptional ecological value, as Tzoumerka, the Ambracian Gulf and the valley of Acheloos. These, will guide the visitor to the wild, majestic landscapes, important wetlands and intact lagoons and to the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean, respectively. Also, for further information, one can visit the old port of Arta with its imposing lighthouse, the Koprena, in which operates an Environmental Education Center and a Museum of Natural History.

Apart from the points and sights of cultural-historical-cultural and natural interest, the visitor will be able to take advantage of the impressive, huge, mountains that surround and embrace Arta, and its gurgling, crystal, rushing rivers, in the context of alternative tourism. Focusing on Tzoumerka, Arachthos, Amvrakikos, a wide range of choices unfolds in front of all interested parties.

Such choices are the water routes of Canoe Kayak and Rafting, in the artificial lake of Pournari in Neochori of the municipality of Arachthos and in Arachthos, respectively. Other activities, such as horse riding, cycling, climbing routes, hiking trails, Hang gliding, paragliding, and participation in Spa-Thermal Bath Tourism (Thermal Baths of Chanopoulo) and in numerous local traditions and customs (festivals, celebrations etc.), complete the range of activities of alternative tourism, offering new experiences in nature, as it is disclosed in its most primal form.

 

 

 


#183 Panagia of Vlacherna

Location

About 9 km north of Artas on the village Vlacherna is the church of the Virgin Mary of Vlachernon.

 

Construction Data

 

Historical Data

Founded in the 13th century and it works normally until our days. The church celebrates on July 2. (Filing of Honest gown of Mary).


Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The history of the region of Arta, long lost in the mists of time. The years of history are evidenced and certified by numerous classical, Byzantine and post-Byzantine monuments that one can encounter in a single trip, convincing and satisfying even the most skeptical ones about the grandeur of the area. The Wall of Ancient Amvrakia, the Temple of Pythian Apollo Savior, the Castle, the famous monasteries and churches (Pandanassa, Parigoritria, Panagia Vlacherna, Red Church, etc.), the famous bridge of Arta, the Little Theatre of Amvrakia, the Mosque Faik Pasha in Imaret, among many others, are representative samples of the aspect of Arta in time. Besides visiting the monuments themselves, there is the opportunity to visit museums and collections that with their exhibits encourage us to travel mentally, in enchanting Arta, over the centuries. These are the Archaeological Museum of Arta, the Historical Museum "Skoufa", the Folklore Museum "Skoufa", The Collection of Folklore Material P. Karali and the information center of Salaora.

One, beyond the historical side of the city, will discover the traditional villages with their great history (Peta Kompoti), unparalleled natural beauty (Agnanta, Vourgareli) with the springs, the bridges, the clear waters and breathtaking views. Also, one will know the ecosystems of the area and the landscapes of exceptional ecological value, as Tzoumerka, the Ambracian Gulf and the valley of Acheloos. These, will guide the visitor to the wild, majestic landscapes, important wetlands and intact lagoons and to the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean, respectively. Also, for further information, one can visit the old port of Arta with its imposing lighthouse, the Koprena, in which operates an Environmental Education Center and a Museum of Natural History.

Apart from the points and sights of cultural-historical-cultural and natural interest, the visitor will be able to take advantage of the impressive, huge, mountains that surround and embrace Arta, and its gurgling, crystal, rushing rivers, in the context of alternative tourism. Focusing on Tzoumerka, Arachthos, Amvrakikos, a wide range of choices unfolds in front of all interested parties.

Such choices are the water routes of Canoe Kayak and Rafting, in the artificial lake of Pournari in Neochori of the municipality of Arachthos and in Arachthos, respectively. Other activities, such as horse riding, cycling, climbing routes, hiking trails, Hang gliding, paragliding, and participation in Spa-Thermal Bath Tourism (Thermal Baths of Chanopoulo) and in numerous local traditions and customs (festivals, celebrations etc.), complete the range of activities of alternative tourism, offering new experiences in nature, as it is disclosed in its most primal form.

 

 

 

 


#184 Kato Panagia

Location

In the hillside Peranthis we identify the nunnery of Kato Panagia.

Construction Data

The temple had originally five entrances of which four were blocked, while the existing narthex was demolished as it did not blend in with the rest of building. The wall paintings are preserved in a good condition, some of which are dated back to 1842 (external), and has a rich ceramic decoration, especially in the niches of the sanctuary, on the high drums and at the top of the west side. The masonry of the monument does not have uniformity

The written decoration is in excellent condition and allegedly it was created in two phases: a) the 13th century and b) in 1717. Something that makes it different is that on the dome is not depicted as always the Almighty but the scene of the Ascension. Also in the church two amazing images are hosted of the Christ from 1678 and of Saint John from 1699.

Of interest is the fact that the monastery has weaving workshop and a small collection of images. In the precincts of the temple there is the temple of San Zaccaria which was built with funds of the monastery a few years ago.

Historical Data

This is a cross-shaped church with a diverse uneven level on the roof. The temple was built in the 13th century by Michael II Komnenos Doukas, husband of Theodora and it was named as opposed to the church of Parigoritissa which dominates the central part of the city. According to tradition, Michael II K.D. built the temple as a sign of repentance for his bad behavior towards Theodora.

Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The history of the region of Arta, long lost in the mists of time. The years of history are evidenced and certified by numerous classical, Byzantine and post-Byzantine monuments that one can encounter in a single trip, convincing and satisfying even the most skeptical ones about the grandeur of the area. The Wall of Ancient Amvrakia, the Temple of Pythian Apollo Savior, the Castle, the famous monasteries and churches (Pandanassa, Parigoritria, Panagia Vlacherna, Red Church, etc.), the famous bridge of Arta, the Little Theatre of Amvrakia, the Mosque Faik Pasha in Imaret, among many others, are representative samples of the aspect of Arta in time. Besides visiting the monuments themselves, there is the opportunity to visit museums and collections that with their exhibits encourage us to travel mentally, in enchanting Arta, over the centuries. These are the Archaeological Museum of Arta, the Historical Museum "Skoufa", the Folklore Museum "Skoufa", The Collection of Folklore Material P. Karali and the information center of Salaora.

One, beyond the historical side of the city, will discover the traditional villages with their great history (Peta Kompoti), unparalleled natural beauty (Agnanta, Vourgareli) with the springs, the bridges, the clear waters and breathtaking views. Also, one will know the ecosystems of the area and the landscapes of exceptional ecological value, as Tzoumerka, the Ambracian Gulf and the valley of Acheloos. These, will guide the visitor to the wild, majestic landscapes, important wetlands and intact lagoons and to the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean, respectively. Also, for further information, one can visit the old port of Arta with its imposing lighthouse, the Koprena, in which operates an Environmental Education Center and a Museum of Natural History.

Apart from the points and sights of cultural-historical-cultural and natural interest, the visitor will be able to take advantage of the impressive, huge, mountains that surround and embrace Arta, and its gurgling, crystal, rushing rivers, in the context of alternative tourism. Focusing on Tzoumerka, Arachthos, Amvrakikos, a wide range of choices unfolds in front of all interested parties.

Such choices are the water routes of Canoe Kayak and Rafting, in the artificial lake of Pournari in Neochori of the municipality of Arachthos and in Arachthos, respectively. Other activities, such as horse riding, cycling, climbing routes, hiking trails, Hang gliding, paragliding, and participation in Spa-Thermal Bath Tourism (Thermal Baths of Chanopoulo) and in numerous local traditions and customs (festivals, celebrations etc.), complete the range of activities of alternative tourism, offering new experiences in nature, as it is disclosed in its most primal form.

 

 


#185 Saint Faneromeni

Location

The church is located in Arta and in its refurbished cells it hosts a nursing home.

Construction Data

 

Historical Data

The church was built in the 14th century and oftentimes it was destroyed by pillages and natural disasters. In the place where the church is the ancient temple of Artemis or Aphrodite existed.

Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The history of the region of Arta, long lost in the mists of time. The years of history are evidenced and certified by numerous classical, Byzantine and post-Byzantine monuments that one can encounter in a single trip, convincing and satisfying even the most skeptical ones about the grandeur of the area. The Wall of Ancient Amvrakia, the Temple of Pythian Apollo Savior, the Castle, the famous monasteries and churches (Pandanassa, Parigoritria, Panagia Vlacherna, Red Church, etc.), the famous bridge of Arta, the Little Theatre of Amvrakia, the Mosque Faik Pasha in Imaret, among many others, are representative samples of the aspect of Arta in time. Besides visiting the monuments themselves, there is the opportunity to visit museums and collections that with their exhibits encourage us to travel mentally, in enchanting Arta, over the centuries. These are the Archaeological Museum of Arta, the Historical Museum "Skoufa", the Folklore Museum "Skoufa", The Collection of Folklore Material P. Karali and the information center of Salaora.

One, beyond the historical side of the city, will discover the traditional villages with their great history (Peta Kompoti), unparalleled natural beauty (Agnanta, Vourgareli) with the springs, the bridges, the clear waters and breathtaking views. Also, one will know the ecosystems of the area and the landscapes of exceptional ecological value, as Tzoumerka, the Ambracian Gulf and the valley of Acheloos. These, will guide the visitor to the wild, majestic landscapes, important wetlands and intact lagoons and to the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean, respectively. Also, for further information, one can visit the old port of Arta with its imposing lighthouse, the Koprena, in which operates an Environmental Education Center and a Museum of Natural History.

Apart from the points and sights of cultural-historical-cultural and natural interest, the visitor will be able to take advantage of the impressive, huge, mountains that surround and embrace Arta, and its gurgling, crystal, rushing rivers, in the context of alternative tourism. Focusing on Tzoumerka, Arachthos, Amvrakikos, a wide range of choices unfolds in front of all interested parties.

Such choices are the water routes of Canoe Kayak and Rafting, in the artificial lake of Pournari in Neochori of the municipality of Arachthos and in Arachthos, respectively. Other activities, such as horse riding, cycling, climbing routes, hiking trails, Hang gliding, paragliding, and participation in Spa-Thermal Bath Tourism (Thermal Baths of Chanopoulo) and in numerous local traditions and customs (festivals, celebrations etc.), complete the range of activities of alternative tourism, offering new experiences in nature, as it is disclosed in its most primal form.

 

 

 

 


#186 Saint Vasilios

Location

In the heart of Arta we find the church of Saint Basil.

 

Construction Data

It is a stone structure. The original form of which was wooden roofed aisled basilica, in which two chapels in honor of Saints Gregory and John Chrysostom were added in the course of its history. Subsequently the portico of the west entrance was built, consisting of brick arches supported on pillars.

On the multifarious decorations are included meanders, a herringbone, a double epsilon, wavy lines, a dentil while the tiled friezes stand out as well as the unglazed tiles in four colors and two glazed earthen images that are built into the wall in the east pediment of the temple.

In the interior of the church the frescoes are dominating, as the entire nave is covered by them. Remarkable is the portable image of the iconostasis, Cretan style of 1716 depicting the Virgin Mary with the infant Christ blessing.

 

Historical Data

It is a stone structure of the 14th century. Is the church, in the precincts of which the highest Greek school or School Manolakis from 1662 - 1821 operated, has a rich pottery decoration and is a true decorative masterpiece.

 

Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The history of the region of Arta, long lost in the mists of time. The years of history are evidenced and certified by numerous classical, Byzantine and post-Byzantine monuments that one can encounter in a single trip, convincing and satisfying even the most skeptical ones about the grandeur of the area. The Wall of Ancient Amvrakia, the Temple of Pythian Apollo Savior, the Castle, the famous monasteries and churches (Pandanassa, Parigoritria, Panagia Vlacherna, Red Church, etc.), the famous bridge of Arta, the Little Theatre of Amvrakia, the Mosque Faik Pasha in Imaret, among many others, are representative samples of the aspect of Arta in time. Besides visiting the monuments themselves, there is the opportunity to visit museums and collections that with their exhibits encourage us to travel mentally, in enchanting Arta, over the centuries. These are the Archaeological Museum of Arta, the Historical Museum "Skoufa", the Folklore Museum "Skoufa", The Collection of Folklore Material P. Karali and the information center of Salaora.

One, beyond the historical side of the city, will discover the traditional villages with their great history (Peta Kompoti), unparalleled natural beauty (Agnanta, Vourgareli) with the springs, the bridges, the clear waters and breathtaking views. Also, one will know the ecosystems of the area and the landscapes of exceptional ecological value, as Tzoumerka, the Ambracian Gulf and the valley of Acheloos. These, will guide the visitor to the wild, majestic landscapes, important wetlands and intact lagoons and to the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean, respectively. Also, for further information, one can visit the old port of Arta with its imposing lighthouse, the Koprena, in which operates an Environmental Education Center and a Museum of Natural History.

Apart from the points and sights of cultural-historical-cultural and natural interest, the visitor will be able to take advantage of the impressive, huge, mountains that surround and embrace Arta, and its gurgling, crystal, rushing rivers, in the context of alternative tourism. Focusing on Tzoumerka, Arachthos, Amvrakikos, a wide range of choices unfolds in front of all interested parties.

Such choices are the water routes of Canoe Kayak and Rafting, in the artificial lake of Pournari in Neochori of the municipality of Arachthos and in Arachthos, respectively. Other activities, such as horse riding, cycling, climbing routes, hiking trails, Hang gliding, paragliding, and participation in Spa-Thermal Bath Tourism (Thermal Baths of Chanopoulo) and in numerous local traditions and customs (festivals, celebrations etc.), complete the range of activities of alternative tourism, offering new experiences in nature, as it is disclosed in its most primal form.


 

 


#187 Skoufa Square

Location

It is a beautiful hangout spot, in Arta, for young and old.

 

Construction Data

 

Historical Data

For many years it was the center of spiritual life and entertainment for the people of Arta. Nowadays it is a beautiful hangout for young and old.

The aesthetics of the site, with plane trees and the traditional stone fountain give the visitor the feeling that someone is at a traditional settlement. Next to the square is a playground, while below it there is a landscaped garden, which is the memorial to the fallen of Arta.

 

Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The history of the region of Arta, long lost in the mists of time. The years of history are evidenced and certified by numerous classical, Byzantine and post-Byzantine monuments that one can encounter in a single trip, convincing and satisfying even the most skeptical ones about the grandeur of the area. The Wall of Ancient Amvrakia, the Temple of Pythian Apollo Savior, the Castle, the famous monasteries and churches (Pandanassa, Parigoritria, Panagia Vlacherna, Red Church, etc.), the famous bridge of Arta, the Little Theatre of Amvrakia, the Mosque Faik Pasha in Imaret, among many others, are representative samples of the aspect of Arta in time. Besides visiting the monuments themselves, there is the opportunity to visit museums and collections that with their exhibits encourage us to travel mentally, in enchanting Arta, over the centuries. These are the Archaeological Museum of Arta, the Historical Museum "Skoufa", the Folklore Museum "Skoufa", The Collection of Folklore Material P. Karali and the information center of Salaora.

One, beyond the historical side of the city, will discover the traditional villages with their great history (Peta Kompoti), unparalleled natural beauty (Agnanta, Vourgareli) with the springs, the bridges, the clear waters and breathtaking views. Also, one will know the ecosystems of the area and the landscapes of exceptional ecological value, as Tzoumerka, the Ambracian Gulf and the valley of Acheloos. These, will guide the visitor to the wild, majestic landscapes, important wetlands and intact lagoons and to the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean, respectively. Also, for further information, one can visit the old port of Arta with its imposing lighthouse, the Koprena, in which operates an Environmental Education Center and a Museum of Natural History.

Apart from the points and sights of cultural-historical-cultural and natural interest, the visitor will be able to take advantage of the impressive, huge, mountains that surround and embrace Arta, and its gurgling, crystal, rushing rivers, in the context of alternative tourism. Focusing on Tzoumerka, Arachthos, Amvrakikos, a wide range of choices unfolds in front of all interested parties.

Such choices are the water routes of Canoe Kayak and Rafting, in the artificial lake of Pournari in Neochori of the municipality of Arachthos and in Arachthos, respectively. Other activities, such as horse riding, cycling, climbing routes, hiking trails, Hang gliding, paragliding, and participation in Spa-Thermal Bath Tourism (Thermal Baths of Chanopoulo) and in numerous local traditions and customs (festivals, celebrations etc.), complete the range of activities of alternative tourism, offering new experiences in nature, as it is disclosed in its most primal form.

 

 

 

 


#188 Folklore Museum Skoufa

Location

It is housed in a restored Turkish fort, next to the bridge of Arta.

Construction Data

 

Historical Data

The point at which the museum was built is not accidental, as the bridge of Arta was the boundary of the newly established Greek state.

On display are objects of daily life, household utensils, tools, crafts, accessories of carnival costumes and material associated with the bridge.

More specifically, the visitor can admire:

The collection of paintings and photographic versions of the bridge of Arta from inception up to date. The acoustic representation of the legends of Arta, but also the history of the city. The reconstruction of the interior of a traditional house. There the following noticeable exhibits exist: 1) traditional loom, 2) traditional costumes 3) woodcut Sarmanitsa, 4) traditional beddings, artwork Artin women, 5) various household objects (iron, pots, lamps, sieves, etc.) 6) finally there is also the traditional fireplace that was necessary in all homes of Arta.

Various items of rural life (bells, plowshares, etc.). Representation of the market of Arta early this century: 1) traditional shoemaker, 2) coppersmith 3) distiller 4) candle maker 5) coffee shop

Collection of carnival masks of the carnival of Arta, which has a long tradition.


Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The history of the region of Arta, long lost in the mists of time. The years of history are evidenced and certified by numerous classical, Byzantine and post-Byzantine monuments that one can encounter in a single trip, convincing and satisfying even the most skeptical ones about the grandeur of the area. The Wall of Ancient Amvrakia, the Temple of Pythian Apollo Savior, the Castle, the famous monasteries and churches (Pandanassa, Parigoritria, Panagia Vlacherna, Red Church, etc.), the famous bridge of Arta, the Little Theatre of Amvrakia, the Mosque Faik Pasha in Imaret, among many others, are representative samples of the aspect of Arta in time. Besides visiting the monuments themselves, there is the opportunity to visit museums and collections that with their exhibits encourage us to travel mentally, in enchanting Arta, over the centuries. These are the Archaeological Museum of Arta, the Historical Museum "Skoufa", the Folklore Museum "Skoufa", The Collection of Folklore Material P. Karali and the information center of Salaora.

One, beyond the historical side of the city, will discover the traditional villages with their great history (Peta Kompoti), unparalleled natural beauty (Agnanta, Vourgareli) with the springs, the bridges, the clear waters and breathtaking views. Also, one will know the ecosystems of the area and the landscapes of exceptional ecological value, as Tzoumerka, the Ambracian Gulf and the valley of Acheloos. These, will guide the visitor to the wild, majestic landscapes, important wetlands and intact lagoons and to the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean, respectively. Also, for further information, one can visit the old port of Arta with its imposing lighthouse, the Koprena, in which operates an Environmental Education Center and a Museum of Natural History.

Apart from the points and sights of cultural-historical-cultural and natural interest, the visitor will be able to take advantage of the impressive, huge, mountains that surround and embrace Arta, and its gurgling, crystal, rushing rivers, in the context of alternative tourism. Focusing on Tzoumerka, Arachthos, Amvrakikos, a wide range of choices unfolds in front of all interested parties.

Such choices are the water routes of Canoe Kayak and Rafting, in the artificial lake of Pournari in Neochori of the municipality of Arachthos and in Arachthos, respectively. Other activities, such as horse riding, cycling, climbing routes, hiking trails, Hang gliding, paragliding, and participation in Spa-Thermal Bath Tourism (Thermal Baths of Chanopoulo) and in numerous local traditions and customs (festivals, celebrations etc.), complete the range of activities of alternative tourism, offering new experiences in nature, as it is disclosed in its most primal form.

 

 

 

 


#189 Saint Vasilios of Gefira

Location

The church is one of the oldest stone structures of Arta and located in a magnificent green setting named, Top Alti.

 

Construction Data

It is a cruciform church with a dome disproportionately larger than its size and is covered internally by cylindrical domes.


Historical Data

It was built in the 9th century and the written decoration was done in three phases: in the 13th century with the main sample the Virgin Mary holding the Infant, in the 16th century to which the representation of St. Basil was done and the 17th century the archaeologists unearthed graves in the floor of the church.

 

Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The history of the region of Arta, long lost in the mists of time. The years of history are evidenced and certified by numerous classical, Byzantine and post-Byzantine monuments that one can encounter in a single trip, convincing and satisfying even the most skeptical ones about the grandeur of the area. The Wall of Ancient Amvrakia, the Temple of Pythian Apollo Savior, the Castle, the famous monasteries and churches (Pandanassa, Parigoritria, Panagia Vlacherna, Red Church, etc.), the famous bridge of Arta, the Little Theatre of Amvrakia, the Mosque Faik Pasha in Imaret, among many others, are representative samples of the aspect of Arta in time. Besides visiting the monuments themselves, there is the opportunity to visit museums and collections that with their exhibits encourage us to travel mentally, in enchanting Arta, over the centuries. These are the Archaeological Museum of Arta, the Historical Museum "Skoufa", the Folklore Museum "Skoufa", The Collection of Folklore Material P. Karali and the information center of Salaora.

One, beyond the historical side of the city, will discover the traditional villages with their great history (Peta Kompoti), unparalleled natural beauty (Agnanta, Vourgareli) with the springs, the bridges, the clear waters and breathtaking views. Also, one will know the ecosystems of the area and the landscapes of exceptional ecological value, as Tzoumerka, the Ambracian Gulf and the valley of Acheloos. These, will guide the visitor to the wild, majestic landscapes, important wetlands and intact lagoons and to the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean, respectively. Also, for further information, one can visit the old port of Arta with its imposing lighthouse, the Koprena, in which operates an Environmental Education Center and a Museum of Natural History.

Apart from the points and sights of cultural-historical-cultural and natural interest, the visitor will be able to take advantage of the impressive, huge, mountains that surround and embrace Arta, and its gurgling, crystal, rushing rivers, in the context of alternative tourism. Focusing on Tzoumerka, Arachthos, Amvrakikos, a wide range of choices unfolds in front of all interested parties.

Such choices are the water routes of Canoe Kayak and Rafting, in the artificial lake of Pournari in Neochori of the municipality of Arachthos and in Arachthos, respectively. Other activities, such as horse riding, cycling, climbing routes, hiking trails, Hang gliding, paragliding, and participation in Spa-Thermal Bath Tourism (Thermal Baths of Chanopoulo) and in numerous local traditions and customs (festivals, celebrations etc.), complete the range of activities of alternative tourism, offering new experiences in nature, as it is disclosed in its most primal form.