Preveza is in the narrow entrance of Amvrakikos Bay, opposite Aktion where at 31BC became one of the utmost importance battle between Octavian and the allied fleet of Antony and Cleopatra who ruled not only the power of the Roman Empire and the subsequent course of the known world. In commemoration of his victory, Octavian later in August, created a new brilliant city, Nicopolis, which flourished in the following centuries and surpassed a population of 300,000 inhabitants.
Preveza is a continuation of Nicopolis, which was destroyed in the 10th century and it delivered on the 14th century where the ruins of Nicopolis are referred to as old Preveza. Preveza given the importance of the position of the apple was discord between the then great powers Venetians, Turks and French who alternated sequentially as conquerors.
The existence indeed, until the early 20th century, six consulates (English, French, Greek, Italian, Austrian, Russian) in it, suggests the importance of strategic and commercial.
Preveza was liberated and joined the Greek state in 1912. This area looks like a green island after bordering the three sides by the sea and the fourth is just 1km contact with the rest of the land.
The aura of the coast of the Ionian Sea, the Gulf of Amvrakikos, an ecosystem with outstanding biological, ecological and aesthetic value and the lush vegetation that surrounds it, give Preveza a particularly excellent climate throughout the year.
There are also many annual festivals and cultural events which you can visit and join
- Festival of Preveza. Conducted throughout the summer with major theatrical, musical and dance performances, art exhibitions and photography
- Sardine Festival (August)
- Choirs Festival (early July)
- Women's Carnival (last Thursday of Carnival)
- Municipal Conservatory Events (May-June)