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Thesprotia, Epirus, Greece

Thesprotia, Epirus, Greece

A unique place with mountains, rivers and beautiful beaches. The visitor find there plenty of places that have not been discovered or fully development yet. The landscape here alternates between mountain vistas and sea-side areas. The region has a long history. It mensioned in Ηomer. Its antiquity is also proven by the ancient Greek myth about the Acheron Ρiver, which Ancient Greeks believed lead to the gates of Hades and the underworld. The prefecture is also dominated by the port of Igoumenitsa, one of the most importants ports in all of Greece, since it is the gateway to Greece’s direct seaway to Greece’s direct seaway to Western Europe. The visitor must see the ancient fort of Εlea, the Acheron River, Kalamas Diver Delta and a lot of beautiful beaches. Don’t forget to visit Parga and its fort.

Sivota

A beautiful picturesque seaside village in the prefecture of Thesprotia in Epirus, which in recent years has gained a lot of tourists. The area has natural beauty. Sivota is located about 24 km from the city of Igoumenitsa and near the town of Parga. Sivota is built on a small enclosed bay. In the harbour you can enjoy your coffee or drink and the food is very good.

Acherontas river

Acherontas river is in epirus. It rises in the Souli mountains and empties into the Ionian Sea, after an almost 60 kilometres flow. Acherontas is a very impressive water mass and ancient Greeks believed that the entrance to the Kingdom of the Underworld, Hades, started from it’s sources, because of it’s imposing appearance. Today, the visitor will find a bright green area flown through the river at the sources of Acherontas river, near Parga. It’s a very beautiful place. You can swim, if you are although the water of the river is cold, or do rafting or horse riding. Whatever you prefer, one is for sure: you’ll be fond of Acherontas River sources.

Acheron Necromancy

You’ll find it in Preveza, Epirus, in Messopotamos village, near the picturesque seaside village of Ammoudia. The Necromancy of Acheron was well known in ancient times and visited by thousands of pilgrims trying to find answers to questions that plagued them. Today the visitors enjoy the site.

Parga

Parga, one of the most beautiful cities of Greece, is built beside the sea. It’s picturespue, is bathed in the Ionian sea, has history and hospitable inhabitants and charmes the visitor. You will find there crowded beaches with fine pebbles and bright green water. You will see the city castle that dominates the area. You will take a walk at the Parga’s alley, you will find fine restaurants, cafeterias and nightlife as well. Parga is one of the most touristic cities of Epirus because of all these things. The city itself is a traditional settlement of Epirus which has apparent influence of the Eptanesian architecture, since Parga’s geographical location was bringing it in direct contact with the eptanesian civilisation (Eptanisa are the islands of the Ionian Sea). See anyway the Panagia’s little island and swim at Valtos, Sarakiniko an Ai Giannakis beaches.


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Maria Athanssopoulos was born in the city of Tripoli, Greece, 1968. She has worked as a lawyer for almost 20 years. She writes interesting articles and takes photographs from the places she visits, since 2009. She run her own travel related web pages. She likes exploring new places and new cultures. She loves writing about her travel experiences. She also loves the art of photography. She has travelled almost all over Europe, but also in Turkey. Her plans for the future are to visit a lot more countries. Stay tuned!



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