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Nicopolis Museum

5th km National Road Preveza-Ioannina, Preveza, Greece
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Ranked #3 of 4 Attractions in Preveza
Type: Museums
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Owner description: Nicopolis is an ancient city that was built on 31 B.C by Octavios after the batle of Aktio. If you translate it from Greek to English Nicopolis, means the city of victory. It is placed just outside the town of Preveza. It is great for someone that is interested in ancient history to visit that place. Also the museum that they recently built near the ancient city of Nicopolis is one of the most moderate and intresting musuems in Greece.
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Full of original Roman artifacts and super historical information. Nicopolis itself is only 10 minutes away and will blow your mind.

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Athens, Greece
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Museum is relatively and very modern. It features amazing items from the greater Nicopolis area. Greek, Roman, Byzantine artifacts are separated according to their era and well explained without the need of a guide. Not to be missed.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Called in here after visiting all Nikopolis sites. Which are a must see by the way !! Just 5 minutes N up the main road. Cute little museum retelling Ant / Cleopatra and Octavian story....expected some form of sponsorship from Nike..but non forthcoming as yet. Interesting, but old fashioned in displays and any video interactive stuff. Talked to locals who... More

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Vejle, Denmark
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited this small museum just outside of Preveza i June this year. The exhibition is set up a very proffessional way. The historical artifacts are very well presented, with a lot of information about them. Very clean, good light. If you like to get to know more about Preveza area, the battles and greek history in general, this is... More

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Sandhurst UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very interesting and well laid out museum. The artefacts are presented in a way to tell the history of the site. Well worth a visit especially on a hot day as it is super clean and cool.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

You really need a car to travel to Nikopolis, 8km outside of Preveza, and the Museum on the outskirts. We have been before and wanted to show friends this amazing UNESCO site. It originally covered 375 acres, and had 5km of city walls which you can see as you drive by. The Museum, opened in 2009 creatively displays the artefacts... More

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Beijing, China
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

After the Battle of Actium in BC 31 between Cleopatra and Marc Antony and the victorious Roman Octavius, Octavius ordered that a triumphal city to be built where he had camped before his glorious battle over the famous pair.The city was called Nikopolis and eventually it became a thriving trade city with temples, amphitheaters, bath houses and a well laid... More

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Monreale, Italy
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Well organized, comprehensive, with the staff very helpful and courteous.Visiting the museum and following the chronological sequence you are informed fully of the historical events of the entire area from prehistory up to the most recent events. For those who have studied the history of Rome a great refresher: The historical naval battle of Actium between Octavian on one hand... More

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171 reviews 171 reviews
30 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A great museum, especially if you visit the nearby amphitheatre and mosaic floors. But check first on opening times etc if not going on an organised tour. Due to the cutbacks in Greece some museums and archeological sites are only opening restricted hours. Well worth a visit.

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Louisville, Georgia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Very interesting museum... As previously mentioned, the 2 EUR fee is not a problem, the exhibits are well worth the admission price.

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