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Ammoudia is a small beautiful village on the northwest coast of Greece in the region of Epirus. The village belongs to the Prefecture of Preveza is placed on the waves of Ionian Sea at the estuaries of Acheron River. It is an appreciable touristic choice as it combines a quiet familiar atmosphere with a variety of activities and sights of a huge mythological, historical and environmental worth. Based on mythology Ammoudia was the passage to the netherworld as the souls should cross Acheron during their travel to Hades kingdom, the one of the three kingdoms of ancient Greek world. Historically during Ottoman domination took place Splantza’s war where the hero from Mani Kyriakoulis Mavromichalis fought bravely and sacrificed. On the other hand during bondage, German set fire and ruined the village. The habitants abandoned it for about 5 years. Environmentally the village has a huge worth because of the seldom kinds of biota that exist at the edges of Acheron river and greater. The area is a "Natura 2000"-protected area.
The approach to Ammoudia is too easy as it is getting on different ways such as car, ship airplane or bus.
If you choose to arrive in Ammoudia by airplane it’s better for you to select between Actio’s or Corfu’s airport that cover both of them flights so from Greek airports as from airports of abroad. Actio is located in Preveza and is about 50 km far from Ammoudia. If you choose Corfu’s airport you will have to take the ferry boat to Igoumenitsa, approx. 1,5 hours, and from there it is about 55 km to Ammoudia.
Traveling by ship you can arrive to the port of Igoumenitsa that is about 55 km far from Ammoudia departing so from Greek as from Italy ports.
Traveling by bus you can reach to Kanalaki’s bus station that is about 15 km far from Ammoudia.
If you don’t have your own car, to explore area’s beauty there’s daily transport by bus. There’s also the possibility of hiring a car or a motocycle. Moreover you can move on boats that are traveling every day to Acheron River with a conducted tour. Alternative you can choose between daily tours to Paxos and Andipaxos islands that are departing from Parga or you can arrange private cruises to Ionian Islands leaving from Acheron River for one or more days. Still one of the dearest means of transport is the bicycle as the rural roads round the village are suitable and safe. Ammoudia’s physical beauty is a good reason to walk inside the village enjoying the exotic sense of walking along the Acheron River or on the big sandy beach that lies at Ammoudia’s anchorage.
In Ammoudia and greater you can see a variety of sights that cover the mythological, historical or environmental section.
In Ammoudia you have the opportunity to choose between sports or activities that are taking place at the land, the river or at the sea.
In Ammoudia a part of the population handle occupationally with fishing. Thus the restaurands that are along the river and on other points of the village are obtaining every day fresh fishes and seafood.
During day you can enjoy your coffee choosing between cafes viewing the sea or the river. By night you can choose having your drink to quiet bars, beach bar or at Ammoudia’s discos.
As Ammoudia is a touristic area disposes a plenty of hotels and rooms and so you have the ability of choosing the suitable for your holidays.
Ammoudia is an absolutely safe village, so you can enjoy your residence without fearing for yourselves or your children.
From Ammoudia you can choose among lots of destinations, like Parga that is 18km far or Igoumenitsa that is about 55km far from Ammoudia. Departing from Parga or Igoumenitsa you can arrive to Ionian Islands by ship. You can also drive about 50km to go to Preveza or about 85km to reach to Ioannina.