Árta Travel guide
Árta : Michelin's recommendations
Nestling in a bend of the River Arahthos, in the southern foothills of Epirus, Arta does not attract many tourists. However, this quiet town with its modern architecture harbours a few jewels of Byzantine art, especially the superb Church of Parigorítissa, inspired by the magnificent churches of Constantinople. It was a thriving city which King Pyrrhus in the 3C BC and the despots of Epirus in the 13C-14C chose as their capital.
Tourist attractions Árta : Things to see and do
Vasileos-Konstandinou GR - 47100 Árta
The great church of the Virgin Comforter (Parigorítissa) was built in the late 13C by Anna Palaiologos, wife of the despot Nikephoros I. Its plan was inspired by the churches in Constantinople. From the outside it looks like a huge square building co..
Theiakogianni GR - 47100 Árta
This magnificent (17C) hump-backed bridge spanning the Árahthos on the edge of town is known throughout the Balkans. It has inspired several legends; one recounts that the architect used his wife's body to reinforce the foundations. The elegant curve..
5th klm National Road Artas-Agriniou GR - 47100 Árta
Featuring a spa and wellness centre, the 4-star Arta Palace boasts an outdoor pool, kids’ pool and indoor heated pool. Its air-conditioned rooms offer a balcony with pool and mountain views. A flat-screen satellite TV is included in the tastefully d..