Located in northwestern Greece is the city of Preveza, with a population of 16,321 people as of 2001. Preveza is also the areas prefecture, lying aside the Thesprotian Mountains, Ionian Sea and two major rivers: Louros and Aherontas. The ancient city of Nikopolis is 7 km away where the Roman emperor Octavian August won his battle over Cleopatra and Antony. This section of Greece has thousands of years of history, with the famous Castle of Preveze at the top of the city. When the first settlers came here they saw the same sights you witness today: stunning landscapes with natural beauty. The whole prefecture of Preveza has this same tranquil atmosphere, with its historic architecture surrounding canyons and rivers.
Boasting a mix of peacefulness with a lively atmosphere makes Preveza an enjoyable place to visit for everyone. The city is a sight to see in itself; all of its balconies filled with flowers, and the lush vegetation throughout the city's hillside. Take a walk down the cobblestone streets and stop in at one of many traditional tavernas or ouzeries. Festivals with theatrical plays and live music take place in the summer months, which is a great way to see some local celebrations. The port is also a major attraction for yachts and boats pulling into the mainland, looking for a sample of Preveza's atmosphere. While on the Harbourfront, have a bite to eat at one of Preveza's classic Greek restaurants. Listen to waves crashing into shore, with a perfect Mediterranean sunset behind-- one of the best ways to dine out for some of the world's best seafood. Throughout the prefecture is natural beauty for you to discover, and in every direction you look is an adventure waiting to happen. For the outdoors person, Preveza is a place where all of nature's hidden treasures are found.