Why choose Preveza?
Preveza was built where once the ancient city of Vereniki stood, which was settled by Pyrrhus, the mighty king of Epirus. Today, this charming city is linked with the rest of Greece by it`s first underwater tunnel, making it easily accessible from land or sea. For accommodating more sea-traffic, Preveza was founded near the mouth of the Amvrakikos Gulf and the double delta cluster of the rivers of Louros and Arachthos, which create a wetland sanctuary for numerous endangered wildlife species. The Thesprotian mountains and the Ionian sea form a marvellous blend of colours and sensations - the golden beaches, blue lagoons and green woods combine to give sailors an experience they will never forget.
What to do and see on your yacht charter in Preveza?
In and around Preveza, there is much to see and do. The most visited sights on every traveller`s list are the three castles of Agios Andreas, Agios Georgios and Pantokratoras. There is also the Agios Haralambos cathedral, the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of the Aktion Naval Battle. Among the more notable manifestations held in Preveza every summer, are the Preveza Jazz Festival and the Sardine Festival that attract the most tourists. Seitan Bazaar is the best place to buy souvenirs, curiosities, locally grown produce and freshly caught fish. Because Preveza harbour is so close to the scenic promenade, which houses numerous restaurants and buffets, there is a guarantee of freshness stamped on seafood delicacies served in Preveza. For this reason, the beaches are also close to the city centre, the most popular being Kyani Akti, a spacious sandy beach. There is also the rocky Alonaki beach and the Monolithi and Kanali beaches, together with Loutsa, Valtos, Lychnos, Ammouthia, Lygia and Kastrosyki beaches, scattered in the vicinity. Outside Preveza, historic sites await to be re-discovered, like the ancient city of Nikopolis, founded by Octavius Augustus after his victory over Mark Anthony, lying just outside city limits. Also, worth checking out is the Pontic settlement of Nea Sampsounta.
Sailing season - When to charter in Preveza?
Visitors and sailors in Preveza are mainly of Greek descent, with sailors of Scandinavian and Balkan origins closely following. The preferred time for visiting Preveza for all these travellers are the months of June, August and May. During these months, hotels and other accommodations are booked and the prices for services and products are higher than the rest of the year. The warmest time in Preveza is the month of August, followed by July, when air temperatures peak at about 33 degrees Celsius during the day and 21 degrees at night. July is also the driest month, contrary to January, which sees the most rainfall throughout the whole year. January is also the windiest month in Preveza, which is expected, considering all winters in the Mediterranean are wet and windy.