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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.

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  • Church of the Virgin Comforter Interesting

    Vasileos-Konstandinou GR - 47100 Árta

    The blend of architectural styles in the great church of the Virgin Comforter, built in 1290, was inspired by the churches in Constantinople. It is original in several ways. The base is shaped on an octagonal plan, while the stages are in the shape o..

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  • Bridge Interesting

    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..

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