Welcome to Arta


The city's sights are scattered among Arta's workaday urban-sprawl appearance. If you have time to spare, you will enjoy checking out the Roman ruins and Byzantine walls, as well as the unique structure of the Parigoritissa church, and the interesting archaeological museum.

Arta owes its ruins to the ancient city of Ambracia, founded in 625 BC. Ambracia once vibrated with music and art as the capital of Pyrrhus' kingdom. Its population relocated to Nikopolis (now Nikopoli) in 168 BC after vicious sackings.


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