2 days in Igoumenitsa Itinerary

2 days in Igoumenitsa Itinerary

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Syvota
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Syvota

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Syvota is a village and a former municipality in Thesprotia, Epirus, Greece. Your day by day itinerary now includes Depranos Beach. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Acheron and then enjoy the sand and surf at Depranos Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mikri Ammos Beach, then kick back and relax at Mega Ammos Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bella Vraka Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Syvota attractions planner.

Athens to Syvota is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Athens in August, Syvota is a bit cooler at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Syvota

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Igoumenitsa travel guide

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Igoumenitsa, is a coastal city in northwestern Greece. It is the capital of the regional unit of Thesprotia.Igoumenitsa is the chief port of Thesprotia and Epirus, and one of the largest passenger ports of Greece, connecting northwestern Mainland Greece with the Ionian Islands and Italy. The city is built on easternmost end of the Gulf of Igoumenitsa in the Ionian Sea and primary aspects of the economy are maritime, transport, services, agriculture and tourism. The 670km long Egnatia Highway, which serves northern Greece, terminates at Igoumenitsa, making it a popular starting point for tourists coming from Europe and ending point for trucks from Turkey.Igoumenitsa features many shops, schools, offices and cargo storages, a Technological Educational Institute, a library, an archeological museum, several sport stadiums and tennis courses, a courthouse and a medical clinic. The Thesprotia Police Headquarters and the Municipal Sailing Club are located here. The city itself is built on the slopes of a forested mountain and expands perimetrically around the gulf.The 2011 census recorded 25,814 inhabitants for the wider Municipality, of which 9,820 in the municipal unit of Igoumenitsa proper. Igoumenitsa is known for being surrounded by several forests and for its blue waters. The nearby Drepanos Beach is one of the longest sand beaches in the region, with a length of over 7 kilometers.NamesIgoumenitsa is known by various names in different time periods. Igoumenitsa's original ancient name used to be Titani (Τιτάνη), Gitani, Gitana, and Goumani. During the medieval and ottoman times, it was known as Grava (Γράβα) which means "cave". In 1938, after it became the capital city of the prefecture of Thesprotia, its name was changed to the current Igoumenitsa. The name is a derivation from the Greek word Igoumeni which means "commander; abbot". The name has been adopted as Gomenizza in Italian and as Gumenicë in Albanian.

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