Kanali is a small town 10km away from Preveza. It is located on one of the longest beaches in Greece (about 13km), in the middle of the Gulf, and it is the only town that has developed at the coast, below the highway. The old town is above the highway and it is not touristically developed.
Kanali is in the phase of touristic development, hotels and villas are quickly being built because the town has a strong touristic potential which is still not fully used. Prices in Kanali are quite more affordable, in comparison with in Parga and Syvota.
At this moment Kanali represents a quiet place for holiday, without a lot of touristic attractions in it, but with the ability to easily visit the sights, beaches and larger touristic towns. Kanali consists of a street that goes along the beach and few rows of houses and hotels above the street. In the town there is everything you need for a decent holiday, a shop, a medical clinic, a park, a church.
Kanali is ideal for those who want a peaceful holiday and who do not need anything more in the town, apart from the beach and a couple of restaurants. Of course, when you seek for more action and more crowd, evening walks, shops and other facilities, Preveza is only ten kilometers away and it is the perfect city for evening walks, supplies and entertainment. It is a much nicer city than you expect. It consists of a large promenade along the sea and a port, where there are hundreds of anchored sailboats, yachts and boats. Along the coast there are many restaurants and cafes, but the old town that starts from the coast and extends from there, is even more beautiful. In the old town there are a number of narrow, cobbled streets full of shops, boutiques, restaurants, traditional taverns…From the harbor you can go on short cruises on which it is 100% guaranteed that you will see dolphins. Cruises are organized within the Amvrakikos gulf where Preveza is located, which you can really enjoy.
Close to the town of Kanali, at 7km, there are the remains of the ancient town Nikopolis which once had 30 thousand inhabitants and was built to commemorate the Roman emperor Octavian’s victory over the combined forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra. In Preveza you can also visit the Museum of Nikopolis.
Parga is 45km away, and you can visit this pearl of the Ionian coast quite easily.
You can visit the capital of Lefkada, Lefkas, on your own, because it is just 38km away, and if you want you can book from Preveza an organized cruise to the most beautiful beaches on Lefkada.
If you are in good shape for walking, Zalongo is the monument that you must see. It is on the mountain, with a fantastic view of the sea from Lefkada to Parga. This monument has an impressive and a sad historical story. The monument is less than 15km away from Kanali.
The famous Acheron river is about 40km away from Preveza and you will remember visiting this river individually or as part of an organized tour as one of the most beautiful days of your holiday. The best option is to rent a kayak, because the river is gentle and you will enjoy the nature, even with small children. On the river you will see beavers, otters, water turtles, herons…