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“Very nice” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ali Pasha Castle

Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Anthousa
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Preveza, Greece
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107 reviews
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“Very nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

Was very nice seeing the castle of Ali Pasha, and easily accessed. Also seeing where his body was buried was special to see.

Visited December 2011
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“Nice view especially at sunset”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Went here by car in the evening, no information signs at the castle but we had read the history at the little train which also goes up to the castle from Parga. You can see Paxos and Antipaxos in the sunset, as well as Valtos and Parga. The castle is free to enter and you can climb onto the roof. It is a ruin with no facilities so care is needed.

Visited October 2012
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“Breathtaking view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

This really is a must if you are visiting Anthousa or more likely Parga, since most tourists are living there.

The castle in itself might not be to fun. It's a ruin, and unfortunately not too well taken care of either. There are no signs telling you any history or what room you are in. Also there are a lot of spiders and spider's webs and vegetation covering parts of the castle.

If the weather is not too hot you might try to walk to the castle, you start from Valtos beach and follow the signs. We started off one evening, but I gave up after half an hour since it was too hot. But it might be done earlier or later in the year, or maybe early in the morning. However you don't need to walk all of the way if you don't want to. You can rent a car or a scooter and drive to the top, or you can go by the little mini-train in Parga. It costs 8 Euros but you get a guided tour as well. We didn't go by the train to this castle but took another tour to a waterfall with it, and the guide was really good. I might even recommend you taking that tour to Ali Pashas castle too, since there are no signs at all in the castle.

If you are not there for the history of it, but only for the view, then that is perfect too. The view is spectacular. I heard that you should be able to see the southern tip of Corfu too, but I failed to do that.

Another tip is to go in the evening, near the sunset and watch it from the castle. We did, and it was amazing.

Visited July 2012
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