A natural landscape of tropical beauty. A breathtaking scenery where dense vegetation embraces the beautiful white, sandy beaches and the clear turquoise waters.
Sivota is a small settlement built on a gulf, at the northwestern edge of Greece. The beauty of the area is rare. You will immediately realize it as you cruise on board a "kaiki" from Agios Nikolaos, Sivota to the nearby beaches of Galliko, Zeri, Mega and Mikri Mega Ammos, where the olive trees reach down to the shore. You will be astonished by the beauty of the picturesque beaches with their small white pebbles and blue waters.
The eight islands of Sivota, surrounded by aquamarine waters, form an unforgettable landscape. When the tide recedes, you can walk towards Bella Vraka beach, located on Mourtemeno is let, approximately 20 meters from the mainland shore.
Go down the Skala (Stairs) of Tzavelena, enter the water and reach the Dragon Cave. Choose to go horseback riding and rafting in the river, canoe down the Narrows of Acherontas or paraglide above it; there is a take off site at Glyki from where you can fly along with the golden eagles. Do not miss Lake Galini.
Outside Filippiada, on the way to Giannena, you will meet a narrow road leading to Ziros Lake. Walk or bike around the lake (4km) but before you go off try some carp or the local carp, called "moustakata". Drive to Amvrakikos Gulf, one of the largest enclosed gulfs and the largest hydrobiotopes in Greece.
Rodia maintains the largest reed-bed in Balkans, home to 250 bird species and the third largest colony of Dalmatian pelicans in Europe. The bottlenose dolphins also live there.
STORIES & MYTHS
Ancient Greeks believed that the dead were paying a fee to Charon to ferry their souls across to Hades. Nowadays, this beautiful river is bursting with life; ivied trees, cyclamen and narcissus color the banks shaped by the dashing waters.
Walk down the path from the Skala of Tzavelaina to the banks of Acherontas and cross the river to reach the Dragon Cave. The legend says that a dragon, or spirit, responsible for spreading poison in the waters of the river, used to live there until Agios Donatos, patron saint of the diocese of Paramythia, killed it.
Drive to Souli, where you will find the imposing 13m-high monument, made by the sculptor Georgios Zagopoulos, representing female figures standing proud hand-in-hand ready to jump down the precipice of Zalongo, one after the other, while singing and dancing.
The monument was built in memory of the Souliote women's sacrifice to escape the capture and enslavement by the Ottoman.
You will be amazed at how many visitors sail with their boats to the coast and visit the beautiful discrete beaches around the area. You will be amazed by the natural beauty of the scenery.
Rent a boat and cruise to Mavro Oros island to see the age old Light house of Sivota and the caves on the western side of the island.
Spend a morning on Piscina beach on the verdant island of Agios Nikolaos. Sail to the picturesque island of Paxos, the verdant island of Antipaxos and the beautiful Parga, with its unique architecture influenced by the Venetian period.
“MEZEDES” BY THE SEA
Ask for the fish of the day and prepare for an unparalleled culinary experience surrounded by idyllic scenery, extraordinary views and the unique feeling of relaxation by the blue sea, under the great Greek sun.
Order a local wine, or even better, an ouzo or tsipouro, and ask for the waiter to recommend you the best dishes to accompany it with.
Nothing compares to the local fresh fish and vegetables, cooked with care and passion.
A wide range of water sports awaits those of you who would be thrilled to combine vacation with fun and recreation.
Try water skiing, paddle with the kayaks or wind surf. Keep in mind that Sivota and Parga are two of the most popular diving destinations.
The large number of dive sites in the area is suitable for a wide variety of individuals, ranging from beginners to advanced divers. Professional instructors may provide you with the appropriate training.