Spend a little time in the town of Preveza, too. It’s packed with historical highlights and offers the warmest of Greek welcomes...
Preveza, in the north-west of Greece, is a scenic and cultured town with plenty to offer visitors.
Most tourists fly into the local Aktion Airport (PVK), 2.5 miles outside of the town. When flying to this airport in Preveza, car hire is the most common mode of transport into the town, as car hire in Preveza tends to be a cost effective method of travelling around the local area. It's an ideal spot for those who are seeking a quiet, traditional area of Greece, which is close to the stunning Ionian Sea.
History lovers will adore Preveza and its surrounding towns and villages. In the town itself there is the ancient Fortress of Pantokrator, as well as numerous other Roman archaeological sites to explore, such as the ruins of Nicopolis. As this is just four miles outside of the town, it's a short drive in a rental car. Some of the most popular historical sights to be found in Preveza include the castles of St Andres, St George and Pantokratoras.
Book car hire in advance of your holiday to find the cheapest deals. You can also choose whether to collect your car at the airport or a location in downtown Preveza.
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When you rent a car, Preveza will no doubt end up in the rear-view mirror as you dash off to the dazzling beaches of the area...
Outside of Preveza, there are other charming towns that are only a few hours' drive by car. The beaches of Monolithi and Valtos in Parga, the local cuisine in Kastrosykia and the breathtaking scenery of the nearby island of Lefkas should also be seen.
Parga, an hour’s drive north of Preveza, is a firm favourite with Greek holidaymakers. You’ll also find a few sun-seeking Brits in this stylish beach resort that beautifully combines history and waterside relaxation.
It’s the island of Lefkada, or Lefkas, however, that attracts most tourists to the region. One look at the beaches, ancient ruins and flower-scented streets of this striking destination will leave you in no doubt of the reasons for its popularity. A journey time of around an hour delivers visitors into Lefkada from Preveza Airport.
Taxi and airport transfers can be pricey because of the distance; car hire means that you can cut the cost of transferring between resort and airport, as well as having the freedom to explore beyond your chosen resort during your break. From the shores of Lefkada and the resort of Nidri you can also reach the delightful, diminutive isle of Meganissi, where many sun-kissed holidays are enjoyed.
Those who enjoy outdoor pursuits will love Vikos National Park in the Epirus region. It's certainly worth hiring a car to reach this area, as there is a whole host of exciting activities that visitors can get involved in here, including rafting, kayaking, mountain biking and, of course, hiking. The sights here are breathtaking.
However, there is also plenty of pretty scenery close to Preveza. Acheron river canyon, for instance, is a beautiful place to while away a few hours.