#144 Bridge of Margonis


It was built between the late 19th and early 20th century and is used until today. It is a single arched stone bridge which can be found as leaving the Paliokatouno with a direction to Vourgareli. The old main road of Arta - Voulgareli used to be crossed by this bridge.

Construction characteristics


  Arched stone bridge located in Palaiokatouno.It is found while leaving Paliokatouno with direction at Vourgareli bridging Sarantaporos.

The 5.50 m. high bridge was built between the late 19th and early 20th century. The bridge, which is still used nowadays, has an opening arc length of 5.10 m. and 20.00 m. at the deck.

The width is measured at 3.50 m. The bridge is now cemented, and passed over the old main road Artas - Voulgareli.

Additional historical, cultural and touristic data

  Horse-riding in Vourgareli

Vourgareli is one of the biggest villages in the mountainous Arta and is 58 km. away from the capital of the county. Located on the south side of Tzoumerka at an altitude of about 800 meters between two firs hills, the Prophetes Elias at east and at west Omali, which protect it as a natural embrace.

It is a highly favored village of the same nature, with the green of the trees in all its hues dominated anyway. The abundant springs result in two rivers on the edges of the village.

So, there, in a dense forest of fir we identify the unit of touristic riding at an altitude of about 900 m. The unit is 500 meters from the village center and has all the necessary touristic infrastructure like hotels, lodgings and taverns. The paths that can follow the riders cross the forest end up to the tops of Tzoumerka.

Naturally, the options and opportunities available at routes are innumerable. In order to discover more, someone needs to come in contact with the Equestrian Club of Arta to obtain the necessary information and guidance.

In equestrian programs are offered classical riding, equestrian, horse racing, hurdles, therapeutic riding, educational and promenade, sports games and all kinds of cultural activities.

Vourgareli Event: May 5 - dedicated to Voulgareli bombed by the Germans on May 5, 1943.

Local Festival: Prophetes Elias (July 20)

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  Directions: Leaving Paliokatouno going to Vourgareli, we arrive at a gas station. Immediately after the gas station and by turning right and following the road, we find the bridge.

County: Arta

Community: Palaiokatouno

River: Sarantaporos

Coordinates: N 39 ° 2044,3 E 021 ° 1027,6

Elevation: 439 m.

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