Arta: a land of rivers

Arta, Greece

Nea Odos

Stops

18

Stories

60

Distance

200km

Duration

7h40min

Audio

Description

The plain of Arta is an expansive orchard of orange trees and is defined by the rivers Arachthos and Louros. Among the verdant foliage hides a treasure trove of idyllic locations and stories about unfaithful kings and caves where dragons nest. Discover a world that comes equipped with Roman aqueducts and lighthouses built on islands of manure.

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Highlights

  • The bridge of Arta

    1. The bridge of Arta

    For the people of Arta there are only three major rivers: the Danube, the Euphrates, and Arachthos. On the latter’s shores stood men condemned to death, kings, greedy governors, and immortal plane trees.
  • The conqueror’s soup kitchen

    2. The conqueror’s soup kitchen

    The mosque of Faik Pasha was built by the first Ottoman conqueror of Arta as part of a charitable institution responsible for feeding the poor and the persecuted of this world.
  • A rose with unfurled petals

    3. A rose with unfurled petals

    The church resembles a rose with unfurled petals, It is beautiful on the outside but the greatest treasures are hidden in the interior. But you will not see them easily.

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Details

Why take a self-guided tour?

This is a self-guided tour based on the award-winning storytelling concept developed by Clio Muse and the fascinating narratives prepared by our handpicked destination experts.

You can enjoy each multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step as you explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of our signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule.

After downloading Clio Muse app, you can access this tour and activate it any moment you wish and also repeat it any time. To best enjoy our multimedia self-guided tour (comprising maps, video, audio and text) we recommend the use of headphones.