Nicopolis, which was founded to
perpetuate the victory at the sea battle of Actium, is located on the southwestern tip of Epirus, 7 km north of modern Preveza. The excavations at Nicopolis began in 1913, shortly after the incorporation of Preveza into the Greek state, and led to the establishment of the first museum in the old mosque of Preveza. The mosque was bombed in World War II and the antiquities were transferred back to Nicopolis, where the second museum was built in 1960 and opened to the public in 1972.
The new Archaeological Museum of Nicopolis was built between the years 1999 - 2003 and 2005 -2006, at the entrance of Preveza and opened to the public in 2009. The Museum features
exclusively finds from Nicopolis, the city - symbol of Octavian’s victory at the sea battle
of Actium, thus determining the main idea of the exhibition, which is summarized in the sentence "A sea battle - a city - an empire." The main body of the exhibition is developed in two halls, structured according to the historical and the thematic axis, respectively, while secondary sections are presented in the corridors.
Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Νικόπολης
3 / 2 EUR
Free entrance for schools, visitors under 19, university undergraduates and students from EU countries, holders of a free entrance card or a Culture Card, journalists, guides, serving military, ICOM and ICOMOS members.
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