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Epirus
Art, History & Archaeology Sites & Museums

The regional units that make up Epirus are Thesprotia, Ioannina, Arta and Preveza. The administrative capital is Ioannina.

Archaeology & History Sites in Epirus

Nicopolis

The ‘city of victory’ was founded by Octavian (Augustus) in 31 BC following and to commemorate his victory against Mark Anthony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium. Establishing the town was an act of great political propaganda. It was an important Roman town, but decreased in size and significance in the Early Christian period. Scattered about a large area to the north of present-day Preveza are many features from different periods. Some are gated, and require an entry ticket, while others are freely accessible.

Museums & Art Galleries in Epirus

Nicopolis Archaeological Museum

This museum, on the outskirts of the present-day town of Preveza and on the edge of the archaeological site of the ancient city of Nicopolis, is dedicated to the archaeology of Augustus’ ancient town. A series of permanent displays, arranged chronologically, cover the founding of Nicopolis, public and private life in the ancient city and its development into an early Christian centre, and its decline at the end of the 6th century. We advise visiting the museum first, before exploring the archaeological sites.