Arta's Bridge
Arta's Bridge
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,890 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Just a photo stop and walk over this very attractive structure. Possible foundations rumoured to Roman times, the current structure is 17th century, so over 400 years old. It is still in use and deserves to be recognised for it’s engineering longevity. You wouldn't travel just to see this but with also an average castle and very good church the town is worth a visit.
Written July 4, 2022
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Charitos Kalitsiadis
Nafplio, Greece807 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
The Bridge of Arta is a stone bridge that crosses the Arachthos river in the west of the city of Arta 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.
The folk ballad "The Bridge of Arta" tells a story of human sacrifice during its building. From the ballad, a number of Greek proverbs and customary expressions arose, associated with interminable delays, as in the text of the ballad: "All day they were building it, and in the night it would collapse."

Written December 29, 2018
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Jennifer M
Beijing, China58 contributions
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Jun 2014 • Family
For those of you adventurous enough to travel through the little known north western Greece you will be rewarded with small towns with impressive histories and culture. Arta is one such town. It has been an important town since Byzantium and has churches, monasteries and bridges that vie in importance in this small town's history.The beautiful stone bridge of Arta lies just on the outskirts of the town (which is bypassed by the bypass), but if you venture into Arta you will find this impressive bridge on the northern side of the busy modern town.
The river water is now diverted by a dam and usually only a trickle runs, except for when the dam is open which makes it an impressive sight with the river in full flow. The bridge is quad spanned with an impacted stone/pebble surface on the top so you can walk across it easily. The bridge, built in 1290 was badly damaged by the German invasion of Greece in WW2 (in 1941) but has been restored beautifully. There are some cafes at the side of the bridge so you can enjoy the view while relaxing. On the opposite side there is a small folk museum. Other beautiful Byzantium buildings in Arta include the Churches of Paregoretissa and Agia Thedoria. the patron saint. Continuing out of Arta there is the ancient Monastery of Vlacherna in the small village of the same name.
Written June 6, 2014
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ELear
Ancona, Italy3,064 contributions
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Sep 2012 • Solo
If you're driving from, say, Igoumenitsa or Ioannina to, say, Nafpaftos or Athens, Arta Bridge is a great place to stop, have a coffee or a snack, stretch your legs and generally have a rest. Just off the main road, very easy to find because of the "tourist-interest site" signs, and there should be no problem parking. If there's nowhere to park right next to the bridge, just drive on a hundred yards and you'll find somewhere. It's pretty too, esp. in spring, and there's even a small folk museum.
Written May 29, 2013
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AsterixThessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece583 contributions
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Aug 2020
An historical bridge from the ottoman empire era, well restored and in an idyllic landscape at the very clear waters of Arathos river. Nearby a small private museum about the history and the culture of Arta.
Written April 14, 2021
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DiVS83
Athens, Greece127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015
A short walk from the city, this place is great for some photos and a short stop for a cafe at the cafes across. At night it has a great atmosphere to enjoy your drinks at the pub located there.
Written July 23, 2016
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sunbird25
sussex england155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Visited here in our hire car on way to Arta town and Castle.
We bought a guide book in Parga for the region (as not much feedback on places to visit on internet), and this was somewhere we thought worth visiting.
Arta bridge crosses the Arachthos River. Its history goes back to Roman times,though its present form was probably built some time during the Ottoman period. A very lovely bridge, with beautiful views towards the Mountains, you can park near by and then you can cross over by foot, for a Frappe or Beer, plenty of places by the River. There is also a Folklore Museum nearby.

Back in the car follow signs for Athens, this will put you on the main road around Arta, as you drive along you will see signs for the Town Centre -follow these and you will find yourself in the twisty turny one way system- there are NO car parks-All parking is on the street, but mostly free- though there is a bit of space near the Castle, but not much. watch out you don't park in a Disabled space there are loads about and I think the Police are quite hot on that sort of thing.
Once parked find your way to Arta Castle its pretty big, so you can't miss it! Although it was obviously once set up for a proper Tourist site, with info boards, its so overgrown you can't get to them- and though it says its a place for Culture and the Arts, in truth these days its a vast neglected space, what ever infrastructure there was has been left to rot, the buildings are derelict and its quite eerie.I guess it is a victim of the situation in Greece, and its sad to see. However do take a walk around, its a largish site, overgrown in places but you will be able to go up on the walls in parts, there is loads of wildlife and oodles of Orange and Lemon Trees . It probably only needs 30-45 mins of your time, and its an experience if nothing else.
When we were there the were plenty of folks making use of the space, Mums with kids, tourists like us, so its not entirely forlorn which is nice
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Arta also has bars shops restaurants churches and museums, so plenty of other things to do there.
Its about an hour-ish sort of drive from Parga, again, all well signed off of the E55 main road to Preveza, and is definitely worth making the effort to visit.
Written June 17, 2016
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IngeK
Berlin, Germany48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
The Bridge of Arta (Greek: Γεφύρι της Άρταςo) over the river Arachthos is located west of the town of Arta in the Epirus region and is the most famous historic bridge in Greece. In its present form the bridge dates back to 1612. It is built of stone and has four arches. It is famous for its unique architecture, but also for a legend associated with its construction. According to a legend in order for the bridge to remain standing the builder had to sacrifice his wife being built in the foundations of the construction.
Written April 26, 2016
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Me Myself and I
Tweed Heads, Australia112 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Nice bridge!

Sadly, Arta does not celebrate it's history in a way to encourage tourism.

Much more could be done to inform the independant traveller.
Written June 19, 2019
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Martin Hill
Birmingham, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Beautiful stone bridge and a legend for the city! Walk across it and enjoy the view of Arachthos river.
Written May 11, 2019
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