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Koronisia, Greece


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Koronisia (sometime also called as Korakonisia) is the largest and only inhabited island in the Ambracian Gulf, in Greece. There is a fishing village of the same name, with two churches and the small castle. Koronisia is known for unique location that is connected to the mainland by 6km long narrow route surrounded from both sides by sea.


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Last reviewed: 15 November 2021

Koronisia description

Koronisia is complex of three islands connected by spits (a narrow strip of sand that separates lagoon from the open sea) together to enclose the small Sakouletsi Lagoon. The Logarou is the largest lagoon in the Ambracian Gulf, extends north of Koronisia. An approximately six kilometer long spit with an asphalt road connects Koronisia northwest with Cape Salaora and the mainland, northeast of Koronisia a four kilometer long spit leads to the alluvial land of the Arachthos delta.

Koronisia is the center of a nature and bird sanctuary that includes the Logarou Lagoon and the Arachthos Delta. Above all, water birds live in the wetland, such as the Dalmatian pelican and some species of heron, including the black and purple heron.

South of Koronisia are seven small islets, which are known as Korakonisia, a Raven Islands, a name that may refer to cormorants competing with the fishermen and which Koronisia originally wore. Its largest, Vouvalos, encloses its own micro-lagoon two kilometers south of Koronisia.

A statistic of the Ottoman Empire in 1895 showed for Koronisia 48 male and 37 female residents. After the annexation to Greece as a result of the Treaty of London in 1913, the island fell to Greece and in 1919 received the status of a rural community in the prefecture of Arta. From 1925 to 1974 the municipality belonged to the Preveza prefecture, then came back to Arta and in 1997 was merged with numerous neighboring municipalities to form the new municipality of Amvrakikos, which was finally incorporated into Arta in 2011.

In Koronisia there is a three-aisled church from the late Byzantine period, consecrated to Our Lady, whose origins go back to the end of the 10th century. A monastery existed around this church, which was first mentioned in writing in 1193, but was abandoned in 1918. The church was rebuilt several times, especially around 1670, 1870 and in the 20th century. Today it serves as a parish church. A small chapel is dedicated to Saint Onuphrios of Preveza, who worked here in the late 18th century and is said to have built the bell tower in front of the church. The monastery fountain has also been preserved.

In the south of the island there is a small fortress Koulia Koronisia, which is identical to the fortress Laskara on a hill at the tip of the headland east of Preveza, which was built at the beginning of the 19th century under Ali Pascha Tepelena rule. It has been extensively restored and serves now as a cultural center.

The residents of Koronisia are still fishing. A small port is located in the southwest of the island. Another important branch of the economy is tourism. Because of the shallow water, the island's beaches are also suitable for children.

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