Acheron River

The Acheron is a river located in the Epirus region in northwest Greece.  Its source is near the village Zotiko, in the southwest of Ioannina regional unit and flows into the Ionian Sea on the beach of Ammoudia, near Parga.  In ancient Greek mythology Acheron, known as the river of pain,  was one of the five rivers of the Greek underworld.  In the Homeric poems the Acheron was described as a river of Hades, where the river Cocytus and Pyriphlegethon flowed.

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Distance from Flower Pot ❀ 63 Km
70' minute-driving


Zalongo, is one of the historical mountains of Greece. It is located north of Preveza and belongs to the mountain range of Kasopaion Epirus. Its name was associated with the pre-revolutionary period of 1821 and in particular with the legendary “Dance of Zalogo”.  In this area in 1803 when Souli, after years of struggles succumbed to Ali Pasha, 63 women of Souli with children in their arms, singing and dancing fell from the cliff, preferring to die rather than surrender to the conqueror. A symbol in memory of this sacrifice is the imposing monument erected there in 1961.  Visitors can come and admire the monument by climbing the 410 steps that begin from the Monastery of St. Demetrios.

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Distance from Flower Pot ❀ 27.2 Km
29' minute-drive


Lefkada or Lefkas is an island of the Ionian Sea and along with the islands of Corfu, Kefalonia, Ithaka, Zante and Paxi form the Ionian Islands region.  It is the fourth largest island in the Ionian Sea (320 sq. Km) and the fourth in population with about 25,000 inhabitants.
Due to its geographical location (the shores are very close to those of the mainland which separates the historian strait Drepanos) it is connected to the mainland by a floating bridge of a length of  about 20 meters.
In 1963, the Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis bought Scorpios, a small island located across the eastern coast of Lefkada and cosmopolitan Nidri acquired since then global reputation, hosting occasionally many visitors and celebrities from across the globe.

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Distance from Flower Pot ❀ 26.2 Km
30' minute-drive


Parga is a coastal town located in the northwestern part of the prefecture of Preveza, of the Margaritio province.  It is built amphitheatrically on the hillocks Pezovolos at an altitude of 139 m. up the coast of the Ionian Sea.  It has a population of 2,415 inhabitants.
Parga is approximately 68 km from Preveza and opposite the picturesque islands of Paxos and Antipaxos.
The town retains its fortifications and on the right side, the medieval castle of Parga stands with many buildings in it, which protected the southwest side of the town.
Nowadays Parga is the busiest tourist resort in the area.
It is the most popular tourist destination in Epirus.
It is built on the outskirts of a Venetian castle and is clearly influenced by the Ionian architecture.

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Distance from Flower Pot ❀ 62.2 Km
53' minute-driving


Syvota is a village in the south of Thesprotia.  Today the population amounts to 875 residents.
Syvota is one of the main seaside resorts of Epirus.  During the summer it attracts many tourists both from Greece and from abroad.  The settlement is built in a small bay in which several islands are scattered , the main of which is Saint Nicolas and Black Mountain.
Major attractions of the area are the monastery of Agia Paraskevi, the lighthouse constructed in 1884 on the island of Black Mountain and the ancient settlement of Vrachonas.  Some of the main beaches are the Small and Big Sand, Bella Vraka,  the Zavia, Grand aureus and Plataria.

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Distance from Flower Pot ❀ 106 Km

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