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Syvota, Thesprotia

When you hear of Syvota, you hear about the most picturesque, seaside settlement on the south part of Thesprotia county. Syvota is an almost magical place built on a small closed bay. It has a lot of history behind it, as it is very known from the historic battle with the Corinthians against Corfu, during the Peloponnesian war on 433 B.C.

During the Turkish occupation of Greece, the settlement took the name “Mourtos” which was the name of a dignitary that used to tax all commercial ships were passing from Syvota. They kept this name till 1959 when they went back to the original name.

Syvota is attracting a great number of tourists going for its lovely beaches every summer although it is not an island. The picturesque settlement naturally carved with many secluded small bays surrounded by azure waters, set the perfect scenery for every guest seeking relaxation and a peaceful time.

The little islands Agios Nikolaos and Mavron Oros (Black mountain, this is where the lighthouse was built in 1884) are lying in the perimeter to hide some of the best beaches of Syvota like Small Sand (Mikri Amos), Pisina (the Pool), The French Sea Wall (Galikos Molos), Zavia and Megalo Stafo.