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One of the most beautiful challenges of the area of Preveza is to experience the alpine landscape of Ziros Lake, an ideal destination for lovers of hiking, cycling, rowing and SUP.

Transfer Service

We leave early in the morning and our luxury buses will take you straight away to Ziros Lake.

KAYAKING – STAND UP PADDLING - HIKING: LAKE ZIROS - TERRA ROSSA - ROMAN AQUEDUCT

One of the most beautiful challenges in the area of Preveza is to experience the alpine landscape of Ziros Lake, an ideal destination for those who are fond of hiking, cycling, rowing and sup. Ziros Lake is a hidden treasure in a dense pine forest with high oaks, eucalyptus and holly. Its perimeter, alternating from a flat ground to a rocky and steep shore uphill and crossing slopes with enormous reddish rocks with an excellent view of the lake, as well as the path that moves away from the lake and enters a golden-yellow forest with greenish Mountain slopes and red ravines until it reaches Terra Rossa, the unique geological phenomenon of the Red Clay, are impressive. The magic of the landscape culminates when you find yourself paddled with kayak or sup in the lake. As you move away from the shore you feel the exhilarating pulse from the lake’s bottom while its tranquility hypnotizes you. On top of an elevated forest stretch the visitor can find the cafe-restaurant Lake Ziros where they can enjoy good food, a coffee, relaxing music and immense views. Important archaeological sites worth visiting in the area are the Roman aqueduct of Nikopolis, the Palaeolithic cave of Asprochaliko, the Ancient Vaties and the technical dam of the Louros River.

Ziros Lake

Ziros Lake

Lake Ziros, located 2 kilometres to the west of the Filippiada-Ioannina national road, opposite the community of Pantanassa in Arta, is of particular interest. Its name is of Slavic origin. Ozero means lake in Russian. The region is of outstanding natural beauty with rich and diverse fauna and flora. Its total surface is 1.250 decares, 470 of which are covered by the lake, and it is at a height of approx. 60 m above sea-level. Ziros was awarded the status of outstanding natural beauty by the State.

 

 

 

 

Terra Rossa

Terra Rossa

Terra rossa or commonly reddish grave is a geological phenomenon found in Greece and other southern European countries such as Spain and Italy. According to a new chemical and mineralogical study by Spanish and American researchers, it reached this area through the Mediterranean in the form of African dust carried by the southern winds and of the Saharan and Sahel regions. Today’s view of Kokkinopilos hills is an unusual natural phenomenon. Rainfalls turned this low reddish plateau (Terra Rossa, iron oxides of clay) into an alternating landscape with hills and small ravines. The rainwater delivers this gentle red geological material to the Stephan’s plain where even the fields when they are plowed appear reddish

Roman Aqueduct

Roman Aqueduct

The roman aqueduct of ancient Nikopolis dominates on the north side of the valley of Louros. The Roman Aqueduct cruses an area of around 50km, leaving its mark upon several villages of this area including Nikopolis. There are two theories referring to the construction of the roman aqueduct. The prevailing view claims that the aqueduct was constructed after the foundation of Nikopolis by Octavian, while younger researchers consider possible that the construction was made in the years of Adrianos. Julian the Emperor took care of it, but after the half of the 5th century AD it stopped functioning.

 

 

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