Preveza: The Nicopolis Ruins

Stephen & Anne
Sat 13 Jul 2013 11:25

38.57.941N 20.45.664E


We spent most of the first week of July at anchor, just to the east of Preveza. The first few days we just chilled out to recover from our sail down. We dinghyed ashore to explore the town one morning. Our first impressions weren’t that favourable, but when we found the old town and it’s pedestrianized streets we soon changed our minds.


The back streets of Preveza.


After several days at anchor we decided to head into the marina. We heard it was cheap and we needed water. The marina is cheap – 14 euros a night including water and electric. It was very hard to leave!!


We hired a car to explore Nicopolis. We arrived at the museum first, just as a coach arrived – bad timing.  Given there was a coach load of people ahead of us we decided to explore the museum in reverse, which given its size and layout was not a problem.


Some statues in the museum.


Not sure what this was – but it depicted the gods (sorry can’t remember if it was greek or roman gods).


We then drove on to find the ruins of Nicopolis. They were rather well spread out and most were being renovated and so were not accessible.



The wall being renovated                                                                                                                                                             It is a rather long wall.



One of the mosaics.


View from some of the ruins.


Sorry our information about these ruins is not very good – the only guide book we found was in German!!


After our trip to the ruins we called in at a few supermarkets to stock up. Then went out for dinner. We found a nice welcoming Taverna on the water front. The lady who owned it seemed to think we were German so ordering dinner was interesting.


We had another quiet week in the marina, doing a few bits of maintenance including servicing the windlass (the bit that pulls up the anchor) and Anne finished off the sail covers (made the gooseneck for the main).