Hidden gems of Preveza

A tinge of melancholy

Kostas Karyotakis, Greece’s ‘poet of sadness’, took his own life in Preveza in 1928. His house is on Dardanelion Street and his bust is in the square of the same name.

The wonderful wetland of the Ambracian Gulf

Listed as a wetland of international importance and protected under the Ramsar Treaty, the Ambracian Gulf attracts about 280 species of birds in its seven main lagoons.

The naval battle of Actium

One of antiquity’s most important naval battles occurred at Actium (Aktio today), on the south side of the entrance to the gulf, opposite Preveza. Octavian’s victory made him emperor Augustus of Rome and the most powerful man in the known world.

Famous avgotaraho and other seafood delights

Preveza is heaven for seafood lovers: Grilled sardines and shrimps are typical delicious local fare but it is the preserved roe of the grey mullet that takes pride of place. Called the caviar of the Ambracian Gulf by the locals, the roe is salted, dried and coated with beeswax. It is then usually sliced thinly and served with crusty bread and ouzo.

Source : https://www.discovergreece.com/