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Igoumenitsa Shore Excursions
Archaeological Museum of Igoumenitsa
The permanent collection of the Archaeological Museum of Igoumenitsa focuses on the history of Thesprotia, the region of Greece in which Igoumenitsa sits. Exhibits cover a huge time frame, from the Middle Palaeolithic (100,000 years ago), right up to Ottoman occupation (19th century). The best items come for the Hellenistic age (330 to 167 BC), a rich period in Thresprotia history. The museum is located about 1 ½ mile (2km) north of the port.
If you’re greeted by a sunny day on your arrival in Igoumenitsa, and feel the need to head to the beach, you’ll be disappointed to hear that there are none close to the port. But the nearest is not too far away. Drepanos Beach, a long stretch of golden sand, lies about 3 miles (5 km) north, a short taxi ride.
The coastal road south from Igoumenitsa offers views of horseshoe coves, sparkling blue waters and lush Mediterranean vegetation. The road leads into the seaside town of Syvota renowned for its beautiful beaches, Bella Vraka, Mega Ammos and Mikri Ammos. Syvota is 8 miles (13km) from Igoumenitsa.
Considered one of the Ionian’s prettiest seaside towns, Parga combines a wealth of history with a relaxing holiday atmosphere. There’s a charming old quarter to wander in, an attractive waterfront with a view to the green islet of Panagia and a medieval castle up the hill, all within reasonable walking distance. Parga (about 30 miles 48km from Igoumenitsa) is a popular shore excursion.
Near Parga is the intriguing site of the Nekromanteion, an ancient oracle where the dead were invoked to foretell future events. It was discovered in 1958 beneath the ruins of the 18th Century monastery of Agios Ioannis Prodromos and uncannily, spreading under a modern graveyard. The ruins are early Hellenistic and reveal a central hall, a complicated arrangement of rooms, corridors and passages, and a small labyrinth leading to the main sanctuary.
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