The Beautiful Paradise of Aitoloakarnanía
Holidays in Paleros
The seaside town of western Greece famous for its clear blue waters, its history, its hospitality and its wonderful sights. Paleros, which until 1928 was called Zaverda, belongs to the municipality of Aktiou-Vonitsa and is washed by the Ionian Sea. It is located between Mytika and Vonitsa and is only half an hour from Lefkada. Holidays in Paleros.
The Village History
The town is thought to have existed during the Mycenean period, since parts of the city walls appear to date back to 2000 B.C. The nearby small port of Pogonia used to be the ancient port of Paleros.
Ancient Paleros is located high in the mountains overlooking the Ionian sea. It had a population of over 10.000 inhabitants which moved near the sea to the present location in 31 BC.
And Present Day
During the Roman times, at nearby Actium, Mark Antony and Cleopatra were defeated in a sea battle by Octavius. According to tradition, the salt lake was the saviour of Cleopatra, who hid her ships there. Holidays in Paleros.
In modern times, since the 2011 local government reform, Paleros has become is part of the Aktio-Vonitsa municipality.
Paleros has beautiful attractions and beaches and a visit will convince you to stay and explore it. Places you can visit are as follows : The Castle of Kechropoula, Ragos Mansion, Paliochori of Pogonia and the old village of Plagia. Holidays in Paleros.
There are some caves in the area that are unexplored. You can also visit the Holy Monastery of Agios Dimitrios and the Monastery of Panagia Romvi located in Vatos.
Paleros has many beautiful beaches. Some of them are: Potamaki, Pogonia, Varko, Paleros Beach, Agios Ioannis and Vathiavali, which is the most famous and one of the best beaches in Western Greece.
For those who love activities, Paleros is ideal for hiking and climbing the Tserekas mountain that stands behind the Ionian Sunshine Villas, the water sports, sailing, diving, cycling and tennis. There is also the possibility to rent a sailing or speed boat.
Paleros is the right place for those looking for a holiday right next to the sea and the mountain. Holidays in Paleros.
Visitors from North Greece can easily reach Paleros by the Egnatia Odos Motorway. Arriving in Ioannina follow the route to Preveza where the underwater tunnel of Preveza is. From Aktion Airport the distance to the Paleros Village is 33 km.
The distance from Thessaloniki is 380 km and about 4 hours & 30 minutes driving. The distance from Athens is 348 km and about 3 hours & 50 minutes driving via the bridge of Rio-Antirio.