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Arta

Meet the legend of the most famous stone bridge in Greece

Built on the banks of the Arahthos river, Arta is undeniably known for its famous bridge; according to the myth, the foreman's wife lays in its foundation. In 168 B.C., after the Romans pillaged the city, its residents fled to Nikopolis. It has been capital many times, while ancient Amvrakia was the capital of the kingdom belonging to Pyrrhus, the king of the Molossians. In 1204, it became the capital of the Despotate of Epirus, where it flourished. Today, Arta is the Capital transport hub and the prefecture's commercial and administrative center. The city is studded with archaeological sites and is full of life, with charming pedestrian zones, modern shopping centers, cafès, and bars. The prefecture of Arta contains imposing mountains covered in spruces, fertile plains, roaring rivers, and lagoons with important ecosystems. It is one of Greece's most beautiful regions and is located between the Tzoumerka mountain range and the Amvrakikos Gulf. It makes up the north-eastern part of Epirus. The varied scenery of the prefecture combines the beauty and harshness of the Greek mountains with the gentle and shallow beaches of the Gulf of Amvrakikos and the fertile valleys of the Arahthos river.
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