Syvota Travel Guide

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Syvota Things to Do

  • Zerri Beach

    A lovely beach to the north east of Sivota. You can get by road, boat or path. A pleasant taverna on the beach.

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  • Mega Ammos Beach

    The biggest, most popular beach in the area.A couple of miles to the west of Sivota. When we visited it was busy, it being Saturday and the Greeks were at play. There were quite a few tavernas here. Seemed to us more like a place to be seen than a peaceful beach. However the swimming was good and it was a pretty beach.

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  • Boat Hire

    If you feel confident being in charge of a boat, hire one. Nick is used to boats so we leapt at the chance.conditions at sea easily change so you have to keep an eye on the weather.Having a boat means you can take off where you please and explore all the nooks and crannies along the coast, finding places all to yourselves.

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  • Ag. Paraskevi Beach

    Our favourite "near" beach. A very steep, tarmaced approach road. Horse-shoe shaped bay with an island for the fit ones to swim to and cliffs at either end.Although it said no camping, there are always those that do and as long as they don't leave a mess, I don't see a problem.Also a church on a rocky spit.

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  • Parga

    Parga belongs to the prefecture of Preveza. I remember when I first went to Parga many years ago I was amazed! For years I had had the dreamy picture in my mind and always wanted to come back. It is really a gem with its fine coves and clear sea water...but this time I was not lucky enough to enjoy it as I came in the peak season. It was madly...

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  • Beaches

    There are some good long beaches near Igoumenitsa but they are usually crowded and this is not a town I would recommend anybody to stay more than half an hour...So you should hit the road and try something better....Plataria is only 13 kms away from Igoumenitsa, Perdika is 15 kms, Syvota is 25 kms and they all have excellent long beaches. Even more...

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  • Preveza

    Preveza is a very pleasant city built on a peninsula between Ionian Sea and Ambracian Gulf. A stroll in its pedestrian street and the sea is rewarding. It has a lot of beautifully restored houses and charming old buildings. It has all facilities for travelers and deserves at least a visit if it happens to be on your way.The ruins of ancient...

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  • Syvota

    Syvota is also an excellent option for summer vacations. This year a lot of Greek tourists have chosen this beautiful place, as the new Egnatia highway has given them a fast access. It is found 25km south of Igoumenitsa and about 470 kilometers from Athens. It is built in a protected cove and has many wonderful beaches although in peak season they...

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  • Sailing to Paxos

    Unfortunately, I have no photos of the village of Syvota where we staiend only one evening and night but I can remember that we had an excellent dinner in one of the tavernas just out of the seafront with lamb cooked wrapped in brown paper. Next morning, our party of three very small yachts left Syvota for Paxos, a small island lined with Corfou,...

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Syvota Restaurants

  • Go For Greek

    We walked into the older part of Sivota to try the eateries there. Well worth doing so for the atmosphere as well as quality and price.We watched granny chasing after a lively toddler on a trike, with spoonsful of food. Every so often she hit the target before the child shot off on his trike. Very amusing.The Greeks here were playing Tavli very...

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  • Next to Tzimas

    These eating places were all similar. Young waiting on staff (could have been the family?). Again on the front with great views.Obviously you paid more eating on the waterfront than walking inland a bit. Spaghetti, stuffed meatballs and chicken. It was an ok. meal but nothing spectacular. Seemed popular but they did do a fair bit of touting.

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  • "Fast" Food

    An excellent giro/souvlaki place on a side street in Sivota. Superb food. No English spoken, very Greek atmosphere.A very pleasant time spent watching the locals and enjoying the Greek staple. The gyros were superb, full of meat and the usual accompaniments. Philip had souvlaki sticks and chips.Prices in 2000: - Gyro souvlaki 400drx. Souvlaki...

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Syvota Nightlife

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    From the tavernas

    by nickandchris Written Mar 10, 2005

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    I don't remember there being any night-life hot spots, but then we weren't looking for them and it was only early June.
    Just enjoy eating and drinking on the waterfront, watching the world go by and the sun go down. Don't forget the mozzie repellent though.

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Syvota Transportation

  • Arrival by Air

    We flew Air 2000 to Corfu in 2000. Nowadays holidays to Sivota fly to Preveza Airport with a coach transfer to resort.

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  • River Trips

    At Ammoudia you can have boat trips up the river Acheron to Mesopotamos where the Necromantion is situated (the gateway to the underworld.)

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  • What Not to Hire.............!!!!!

    Couldn't resist this photo. If you enlarge the pic. you will see the boat is for rent. Don't fancy my chances in this!!

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Syvota Shopping

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    Igoumenitsa delights

    by nickandchris Written Mar 15, 2005

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    There are a few gift shops and jewellry shops in Sivota and a reasonable supermarket or two. If you need more serious shopping Igoumenitsa, north, or Parga , south have more facilities and banks.

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Syvota Warnings and Dangers

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    Flat calm at the moment

    by nickandchris Written Mar 9, 2005

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    Be warned if you have hired a boat you MUST keep an eye on the weather. The sea gets very choppy very quickly, especially in the afternoons and you can find yourselves a long way from harbour in rough conditions.
    One day we could only stay within the bay and still had a frightening journey back across the bay from Zerri Beach. It was a good job Nick knew how to handle the boat.

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Syvota Tourist Traps

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    Plenty of eating places

    by nickandchris Written Mar 10, 2005

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    When choosing somewhere to eat, use common sense. With Sivota being fairly upmarket and catering for the yachting fraternity prices are going to be higher than some resorts.

    Unique Suggestions: If restaurants are touting for your custom, make sure you look at a menu to see what's available and for prices. The days of being invited into the kitchens sadly seem to have gone.

    Fun Alternatives: Move on to the next restaurant and look what they have to offer.
    Try away from the harbour for better prices and a more Greek atmosphere.

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Syvota What to Pack

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    by nickandchris Written Mar 9, 2005

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Don't forget mozzie repellent. They did seem pretty bad here and Nick was badly bitten on his eyelid which of course turned manky and he had to have an intra-muscular jab. Not nice!!!!

    Miscellaneous: A good map of the area and guide book.

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Syvota Off The Beaten Path

  • Karavostasi

    This is another wonderful beach, found between Sivota and Parga. One small, modern beach-bar and a wide expanse of steeply shelving sand. Superb swimming. Very quiet here. Strangely there is a hotel here perched on the cliffs at one end of the beach, with a funicular down to the sand. Very definitely closed when we were there. Obviously for the...

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  • Amoudia

    Amoudia is about a 45min. drive from Sivota, south of Parga. It has a beautiful beach and the river Acheron enters the sea here. There are a few attractive river-side tavernas and one or two apartment blocks, not much else. There is, or was, a free camping area in the trees behind the beach complete with shower but no toilet facilities.The beach is...

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  • Necromanteion

    The Necromanteion is the oracle of the Dead and the gateway to the underworld. Visitors came here in trepidation to communicate with departed loved ones.They were led through a labyrinth (much smaller than you would imagine) after being fed hallucinagenic lupin seeds and beans and entered the oracle in a very confused state. They were then lowered...

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Syvota Favorites

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    A meagre meze

    by nickandchris Written Mar 15, 2005

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    Favorite thing: We always enjoyed , after a hard day doing whatever, sitting on our veranda, sipping a drink, having a little meze and appreciating the view and the peacefulness.

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