8 Sights in Arta, Greece (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Arta, Greece. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Arta, Greece.

List of cities in Greece Sightseeing Tours in Arta

1. Ιωάννης Μακρυγιάννης

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Ιωάννης Μακρυγιάννης Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

Yannis Makriyannis, born Ioannis Triantaphyllou, was a Greek merchant, military officer, politician and author, best known today for his Memoirs. Starting from humble origins, he joined the Greek struggle for independence, achieving the rank of general and leading his men to notable victories, most notably the successful defence of Nafplio in the Battle of the Lerna Mills. Following Greek independence, he had a tumultuous public career, playing a prominent part in the granting of the first Constitution of the Kingdom of Greece and later being sentenced to death and pardoned.

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2. Κώστας Κρυστάλλης

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Kostas Krystallis was a Greek author and poet, representative of 19th century Greek pastoral literature. He was born an Ottoman subject in Epirus, but escaped to Greece after being denounced to the authorities for writing a patriotic collection of poetry. Krystallis initially wrote his works in archaic language, but after 1891 he adopted the vernacular (Demotic) Greek language and became influenced by the New Athenian school. He was a pictorial writer, with a love of nature, while most of his work was based on traditional folk poetry.

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3. Μνημείο Εθνικής Αντίστασης

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Μνημείο Εθνικής Αντίστασης Original uploader: Revizionist / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Greek resistance, involved armed and unarmed groups from across the political spectrum that resisted the Axis occupation of Greece in the period 1941–1944, during World War II. The largest group was the Communist-dominated EAM-ELAS. The Greek Resistance is considered one of the strongest resistance movements in Nazi-occupied Europe, with partisans, known as andartes, controlling much of the countryside prior to the German withdrawal from Greece in late 1944.

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4. Βασιλιάς Πύρρος Α'

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Βασιλιάς Πύρρος Α' Marie-Lan Nguyen / Public domain

Pyrrhus was a Greek king and statesman of the Hellenistic period. He was king of the Greek tribe of Molossians, of the royal Aeacid house, and later he became king of Epirus. He was one of the strongest opponents of early Rome, and had been regarded as one of the greatest generals of antiquity. Several of his victorious battles caused him unacceptably heavy losses, from which the term "Pyrrhic victory" was coined.

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5. Ιερός Ναός Αγίου Μαξίμου του Γραικού

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Maximus the Greek, also known as Maximos the Greek or Maksim Grek, was a Greek monk, publicist, writer, scholar, and translator active in Russia. He is also called Maximos the Hagiorite, as well as Maximus the Philosopher. His signature was Maximus Grecus Lakedaimon and his family origins were probably from Mystras, a location in Laconia, which was the geographical site of Ancient Sparta in the Peloponnese.

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6. Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Άρτας

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The Archaeological Museum of Arta is a museum in Arta, Greece. It was established in 1973 as the Archaeological collection of Arta, and used to be housed in the 13th-century Paregoretissa church. The collection has now been moved to a brand new, purpose-built museum building which opened in 2009. The new museum building is located by the river, close to the historical bridge.

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7. Το Γεφύρι της Άρτας

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Το Γεφύρι της Άρτας . The original uploader was Harrygouvas at Greek Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Bridge of Arta is a stone bridge that crosses the Arachthos river (Άραχθος) in the west of the city of Arta (Άρτα) in Greece. It has been rebuilt many times over the centuries, starting with Roman or perhaps older foundations; the current bridge is probably a 17th-century Ottoman construction.

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8. Ναπολέωντας Ζέρβας

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Ναπολέωντας Ζέρβας Author unknown (No author mentioned anywhere) / Fair use

Napoleon Zervas was a Hellenic Army officer and resistance leader during World War II. He organized and led the National Republican Greek League (EDES), the second most significant, in terms of size and activity, resistance organization against the Axis Occupation of Greece.

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