Syvota

Syvota is in Epirus, Greece.

Understand

One of the islands located just offshore from a hotel on the mainland. It is accessible via a causeway covered by a bit of shallow sea.

Syvota (Greek: Σύβοτα) (also called: Sivota) is a small town in northwestern Greece, roughly 27km south of the Greek border with Albania. The town had a population of 875 in 2011. Today, Syvota town is a well-developed resort, owing largely to the numerous pristine beaches with clear waters located on several islets immediately offshore.

Get in

By plane

Aktion airport (Preveza airport) (IATA: PVK) is around an hour and a half away by car near the town of Preveza. Flights only operate on Sundays though because it is used by NATO and the Greek airforce at other times. If you are on a package holiday you will probably get a coach transfer.

Get around

Syvota isn't that large and can be relatively easily walked around. Although if you want to get to any of the islands or more remote beaches, it would be easier to hire a boat or get the boat taxi which sails around the town, stopping at the harbour, the Neilson resort and the Blue Lagoon beach among others. If you want to hire a boat, go to the harbour (head roughly north-west), there will be some boats available to hire there.

See and Do

Buy

Most shops are located just off the harbour front. There are souvenir shops and others aimed at tourists throughout the town and other shops are available. There is a pharmacy in the town.

Eat and Drink

View of Syvota Harbour looking south from the northern end of the harbour. Restaurants and cafes are situated all along the harbour front (just off to the left of the picture).

For restaurants or cafes, go to the harbour. You can sit outside and eat while watching the sun set over the sea in the evening.

Sleep

Go next

The town of Parga (Πάργα) is around half an hour away by car.

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