What is the Best Time to Visit Preveza?
The city has a Mediterranean climate with dry hot summers and mild winters. Temperatures vary from 6 to 30 degrees during the year but seldom fall below 3 or above 34. The warm season in the city starts in June and ends in September and this is when tourists normally book their airline tickets. Locals and tourists can enjoy the International Choral Festival of Preveza which usually takes place in early July. The festival has been running for an epic 30 years offering an array of spectacular performances of high quality choral music. The concerts are held at a series of idyllic locations such as the seaside fortress of Preveza and the historic Ancient Auditorium. This event sees spectators and participants book flights to the city from all over the world.
The cold season runs from November to March. This includes rainy periods and thunderstorms. Most rain is light or moderate and occurs in December. Snow does occasionally fall in the city, mostly during winter or early spring. May to June and September to October are the best times to visit.
The spring and summer seasons are expensive times to book airline tickets to Greece and the area is also crowded. Visiting during winter means it will be colder with good chance of rain, but it is also the time when hotels, and airline companies offer their cheapest flights and rates, offering special deals which may save you money. If you want to enjoy the city crowd-free and don't mind colder days, then autumn and winter are ideal. For surfing holidays, winter and spring are the best time to visit. Festive holidays, school and spring holidays and special event weekends are the most expensive periods.
Why Visit Preveza?
The awe-inspiring Greek city of Preveza offers adventurous travellers an exciting blend of traditional sights and sounds, scrumptious food and wine, great seafood and magnificent views over the beautiful blue ocean. The ancient ruins of Nicopolis can be found 4.3 miles to the north. Famous for its many monuments, which include, ancient Cassope, Trikastron citadel, Berenikea, it also offers the State Archeological Museum and the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Epirus.
Many visitors fly to the area to enjoy its striking coastline and azure blue waters, which are so typically Greek. The city is also known for the Aktio-Preveza Immersed Tunnel, which is the only undersea tunnel in existence in Greece.
Several churches are found in the area and make great day trips. As part of the town's defensive history, several fortresses dot the area. The Roman Odeon of Nicopolis is a fascinating area to visit with the whole family. Nature lovers will enjoy Monolithi Beach and Monolithi Forest. Wetlands, forests, sea coasts and wetlands are also represented in this unique area. Strolling down a traditional street like Seytan Pazar offers a nice glimpse of local colour and culture. Preveza is an attractive, well-maintained coastal town with an aura of peace and calm. For the outdoor enthusiast hiking, cycling, fishing, swimming and diving are popular in the area. It is also possible to enjoy sailing in Ambrakikos Bay.
Getting around Preveza
Once in the city, local buses, taxis and rental cars can get you around but this is also a very pleasant city to tour on foot or by bicycle.
Getting to the Airport
Flights to the city are served by Preveza airport (PVK) and there are multiple public transportation options available from the airport to the city centre. These include rental cars, taxis and city buses.