Overlooked by the soaring Thesprotian mountains and the glistening Ionian Sea, Preveza packs a punch when it comes to a blissful holiday spot. Nestled on the Grecian mainland in the Ambracian Gulf, picture thousands of years of history paired with some jaw-dropping natural scenery. It is the perfect blend of laid-back island life mixed with cosmopolitan charm, with vibrantly coloured houses that perch alongside sloping hillsides. The quiet cobbled streets are early examples of Byzantine and Venetian architecture that come alive after dark with local taverns, open-air cafes, and stylish bars. The summer brings an electric buzz with the Nikopolia festival and its musical and theatrical events that run from June to September. Listen to the sound of the waves lapping up against the shore at the quay, where the impressive neoclassical buildings create the perfect setting for relaxing strolls. The coastline north of Preveza is home to some postcard-worthy beaches, with Monolithi Beach being a fan favourite with pristine white sand backed by beach bars and lush pine forests.