Archaeological Sites - Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Sites - Archaeological Museum

 In the the prefecture there are too many historical monuments, ancient and Byzantine proving our rich cultural heritage.

Current opening times Tuesday to Sunday: 8.00-20.00, Monday: closed

For further information and confirmation of current opening times:

 +30 2665 0 28539, 24733

The Archaeological Museum of Igoumenitsa is located by the coastal road (old National Road Igoumenitsa - Ioannina), opposite to Epirus Institute of Technology and the Stadium.

Thesprotia, one of the most mountainous and geographically isolated prefectures located in the north-western part of Greece, displays a
large number of monuments and archaeological findings, dating from the Paleolithic Age to the Byzantine Era. The archaeological excavations,
especially those conducted during the last decades, have brought to light valuable objects gradually completing the puzzle of a great past.
Today, those valuable findings are exhibited in the new Archaeological Museum.

The archaeological site will open only with appointment Tel +30 2665 0 29177

Gitana was established around 336-330 BC and succeeded Elea as the seat of the “Koinon” of Thesprotians. The theatre of the city dominates the banks of the surrounding river of Kalamas. Located near Kalamas dam.

Access: The site of Gitana is located about 16 km northeast of Igoumenitsa. Visitors follow the road from Igoumenitsa to Sagiada. After crossing the bridge over the Dam of Kalamas River they can turn to the paved road on the right, which leads to the entrance of the site after a 1 km course.


Dymokastro is open-accessed to the public with free admission.

Fortified settlement, built on the hill over Karavostasi beach. Established after the mid-4th century BC. Located in Perdika.

Access: Dymokastro is located at about 38 km to the south of Igoumenitsa. Visitors can follow either the Egnatia Highway or the road from Igoumenitsa to Preveza as far as the village of Karteri and there turn right towards Perdika village. Then they can drive through Perdika towards Karavostasi Beach. The site is on the hill above the southern end of the beach.

Opening times: Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday 8.00-15.00

Established in the mid-4th century BC, Elea was the first fortified settlement to become the seat of the “Koinon” of Thesprotians. The first city to issue coins with the inscription «ΕLEAI[ON]», the citizens of Elea, or «ΕLΕΑΤΑΝ», the Thesprotian tribe of Eleates. Located near Paramythia.

Access: Elea is located about 40km SE of Igoumenitsa. The visitors drive along Egnatia Highway until the junction to Paramythia. From there they are directed towards the Chrysavgi village through the provincial road from Paramythia to Glyki. At the junction of Chrysavgi they can turn left and follow the paved uphill road that leads to the entrance of the site.


The archaeological site will remain close 

For further information:

 +30 2665 0 28539, 24733 

Fortress built in the 5th century BC. In use until the Ottoman Period. Today, an exhibition of early 20th century photos, gravures and posters is housed in the reconstructed Tower of Agas. Located in Ragio – Kestrini plain.

Access: For accessing the site one can take the road along the beach Drepano-Makrygiali. By reaching the electrical substation of the Public Power Corporation the visitor turn right following the signposts leading to the archaeological site further inland. 

The archaeological site will remain close 

For further information:

 +30 2665 0 28539, 24733 

Fortified settlement inhabited from the 7th century BC up to the Ottoman Period. The rich remains of the last period of inhabitance are particularly impressive. Located near Parapotamos.

Access: Doliani is located about 16 km NE of Igoumenitsa. Following the old Igoumenitsa - Ioannina National Road, visitors pass the village of Agios Georgios, and then turn to the first intersection on the right towards the village of Geroplatanos reaching the site entrance after approx. 1,5 km.

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