Located in the north-western part of the country of Greece is the region known as Epirus. If you are looking to experience the “Real Greece”, filled with tradition, culture and history then an Epirus holiday is the perfect choice. As well as providing you with all of the comfort of a first-class hotel, an Epirus holiday rental villa will come with all of the amenities you need to ensure that you have a truly relaxing, authentic and hassle-free trip.
Travellers on an Epirus holiday will find that there is plenty to keep them occupied, no matter how long they are on their trip for. Amongst the activities available for visitors to enjoy are swimming, diving, sailing, deep-sea fishing, water skiing, paragliding, horse riding, white-water rafting, walking, cycling and bird watching.
If you have had your fill of physical activities and are looking to spend the day in surroundings filled with history, tradition and culture then it is recommended that you take yourself off to the village of Mespotamos where visitors will find the ruins of the Nekromanteion on the outskirts. The Nekromanteion dates back to 4 B.C. and was an important temple which the ancients believed transported the dead to the Underworld. The ruins of the temple cover 72 square feet and the walls are over 11 feet thick.
Visitors will also love the subterranean chambers, one of which the believers in the ancient world had to enter into and perform specific rituals in order to contact the dead. The site of the Nekromanteion also had a church built next to it in the 18th century which was dedicated to St. John The Baptist.
If the weather plays an important part in whether you book a marvellous Epirus holiday rental villa then you will be delighted to hear that you can expect to enjoy a typical Mediterranean climate. The warmest months of the year to have an Epirus holiday tend to be July, August and September when the temperature can soar to around 30°C during the daylight hours. The winter months of December and January see the daytime temperature drop to anywhere between 12° and 17°C. The annual rainfall amount for the region is 22 inches.
Travellers jetting off on an Epirus holiday can arrive at Preveza National Airport (PVK) which is located in the heart of the region. Airlines that offer affordable, regular flights to the area include Thomas Cook Airlines, Viking Airlines and Thomson Airways. Passengers can depart from several UK airports such as Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN).