Arta

Arta is the second largest city in Epirus after Ioannina, also known for the bridge that "welcomes" travelers entering the city. According to popular tradition of the area the master builder of the bridge, built his wife at the foundations to for the bridge that connects the shores of the Arachthos river to remain standing. 

Apart from its bridge, Arta consists of a rich natural beauty with imposing mountains, firs, chestnut trees and springs that make it the ideal destination for relaxation and rejuvenation for every season. 

Arta also features an important Byzantine tradition from the time of the Despotate of Epirus (1229) as shown by the Byzantine churches of Agia Theodora, Vlahernon and Parigoritissa. The latter is a unique architectural work with great mosaics.

If you visit the area, don’t forget, apart from the beautiful memories sure, to get citrus fruit, kiwifruit, dairy products, tsipouro and other traditional products for which Arta is famous.