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THE VAST SITE OF ANCIENT NIKOPOLIS

THE VAST SITE OF ANCIENT NIKOPOLIS

THE VAST SITE OF ANCIENT NIKOPOLIS

Octavian, later to become Augustus, won a truly decisive victory against the combined forces of Antony and Cleopatra at the naval battle at nearby Actium in 31 BC and he founded Nikopolis (victory city) to commemorate his triumph.

Much later, the emperor Justinian reinforced the fortifications, leading to the walls still standing today. In this huge archaeological site you’ll come across the remains of 5th and 6th century basilicas, among much else.

Don’t miss the Archaeological Museum either for major finds from the city’s long history.

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