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Nekromanteion Oracle of Ephyra

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Address: | Mesopotamos, Mesopotamos (Prefecture of Preveza), Parga, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2684 041206
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The site itself is pretty neat. The crypt below is large, and the maze like part of the structure itself is pretty neat. The inner structure has very thick walls, over three... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
DalesM921
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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The site itself is pretty neat. The crypt below is large, and the maze like part of the structure itself is pretty neat. The inner structure has very thick walls, over three meters. I think the backstory of the oracle is fun even if it may not be true.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The place is relatively small but very interesting especially going to the underground chamber where the oracle was told over two thousand years ago.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Visited early in day when quiet but it was still hot. Worth a busted, we stayed there an hour. Ideal place to visit if you are going on the Acheron river trip which is a few minutes away

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Loves the Oracle of Ephyra - loved the story and the legends behind every room, way more things to see in Preveza, if you have time stop by all of them.

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romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

In this region, visiting Nekromanteion is a must. One the most fmous and well preserved oracles from Antiquity. The underground chamber is suggestive. There is a tax and you receive a flyer to guide the tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

If in Parga and especially if wearher is cloudy, start with Acheron delta, visit Nekromanteion and proceed to Acheron springs. We didn't expect much, but the place is truly interesting and has some vibe which lacks Dodona for example. Layers of history are obvious there, as is the fact that the place used to be a site of worship of... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Anyone who knows me would tell you i spend a lot of my time lugging my camera and gear around old spooky and historic places on my own. I wish I could have visited this place at dusk after the coachloads of tourists had gone. I was one those tourists though so I can't complain. The 8 Euros fee is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

This was one of the places I had on my "must visit" list before coming to Parga. The story of the Nekromanteion is fascinating and the underground chamber (a steep but short ladder to climb down) quite atmospheric. However, my "romantic" notions of the place were somewhat dashed a few days before visiting when I learned that more recent archeologists... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The leaflet doesn't have that much info in, but the staff all speak good English and will tell you loads about the history and practices if you ask them. We found it fascinating. It's a very interesting place to visit, but it is on top of a hill and gets extremely hot! Take hats and water.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Very close to Parga, a nice day-trip. was an ancient Greek temple of necromancy devoted to Hades and Persephone. According to tradition, it was located on the banks of the Acheron river in Epirus, near the ancient city of Ephyra. It is worth the efford.

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