Arta: the Royal City












The Corinthians were the first to recognize the area’s potential. The Byzantines transformed the city into a brilliant beacon of culture. The Ottomans defended it with passion. Three civilizations, three millennia of life, a mosaic of monuments commensurate with glory and the essence of empire.


  • The haunted bridge

    1. The haunted bridge

    The bridge is the quintessential landmark of Arta, but it took a bird with a human voice, a woman, some pirates, and a lucky grocer to build it.
  • A city beneath the city

    2. A city beneath the city

    Arta literally rests atop the ruins of ancient Ambracia. The local Archaeological Museum is an impressive and necessary introduction to this huge chapter of the town’s history.
  • The divorced saint

    3. The divorced saint

    Opposites attract, but before they can live happily together they may have to endure all sorts of troubles, especially if one of them catches gangrene.

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