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Arta (Greek: Άρτα) is a greek city situated in the region of Epirus, built on the east bank of River Arachthos (Άραχθος). It is the second-largest city of Epirus after Ioannina. It is known mainly because of the Historical Bridge of Arta, constructed c. 1602-1606.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Arta does not have an airport itself, but you can catch a domestic flight from Athens (ATH) to Ioannina (IOA) with Olympic Air (~50min) and then go to Arta by bus (~1h). There are also plenty of seasonal international flights from Europe during summer to Preveza-Aktion International Airport (PVK) which is approximately one hour away from Arta by car or bus.

By train[edit]

Arta does not have a railroad station and is not served by rail service.

By bus[edit]

There are frequent daily buses to and from Athens, Thessaloniki,Patra, Larissa, Ioannina and Preveza. Information: [1] (in greek).

Get around[edit]

Arta is fairly easy to be explored on foot, as it is quite small.

See[edit][add listing]

  • The Historical Bridge of Arta (constructed c. 1602-1606). According to a folk ballad, its building demanded a human sacrifice to be completed
  • The Church of Panayia Parigoritissa (or Parigoritria), a 13th century byzantine church.

Get out[edit]

  • Koronisia (~40min by car) is a small island situated in the Ambracian Gulf, excellent to try fresh fish.
  • Zirou Lake (~20min by car), a beautiful lake near Filippiada.