The port is located at Preveza, where the long main shopping street extends from the harbor in the South of the town.
It takes about twenty minutes on foot from the port (always under construction) of St. Nikolaos area to the town center. (St. Nikolaos is the chapel you see from ferry situated on a hill looking down the port). A minibus recently started routes between them for passengers' convenience.
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Preveza is a town in the periphery of Epirus, northwestern Greece, located at the mouth of the Ambracian Gulf. It is a commercial harbor and major tourist destination, and a tourist hub for the region. The ruins of the ancient city of Nicopolis lie 7 km north of the city.
Preveza is famous for its ancient and historical landscape sights and roe caviar.
There are two castles in Preveza, the Castle of St Andrew's which is located to the north of Preveza, and the Castle of St George's located at the southern end of the city. The main fortress of Preveza is called Fortress of Pantokrator after the name of a small church built on its top. The fortress is located 2 miles to the west of Preveza and it is built on the coast of the Ionian Sea. The site is now abandoned and because it is very easily accessible it looks bound for a rapid deterioration.
Unlike many other seaside towns, it keeps much of its original charm, refusing to change for mass tourism. There are many great beaches near the town, and plenty of places for visitors to explore. In July, the town hosts a choral festival, and in the following month there is a festival dedicated to the sardine.
The town is a marvelous place to wander, with its narrow, winding, pedestrian only streets and aging buildings.
The Aktio–Preveza Undersea Tunnel was completed in 2002, and greatly shortens the travel time between the two sides of the gulf and the nearby island of Lefkada, also a major tourist destination.
Across the narrow gulf is Aktion, and to the north is Nikopolis, the site of the Battle of Actium, where Octavius defeated Antony and Cleopatra. What was once a mighty fortress is now in ruins, but the Byzantine walls and the theatre remain today, as well as evidence of Roman baths and an aqueduct. The museum on the site has many artefacts from the period. Nikopolis is a must see for anybody interested in archaeology, mythology and history.
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Public Services: open Monday to Friday, 8.00am – 2.00pm.
Retail Stores & Specialty Shops: Monday to Friday, 9am – 1.30pm and then again from 5pm – 9pm. Saturdays, 9am – 2pm.
Supermarkets: Monday to Friday, 9am – 9pm, and Saturdays, 9am – 6pm.
Tourist Shops and Convenience Stores: most of these do not have official opening hours and are usually open from dawn to well after midnight during the summer months.
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