Arta (Greek: Άρτα, is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. It is within the Epirus periphery. Its capital is also called Arta and was the capital of the Despotate of Epirus in the Middle Ages. The location is north of the Ambracian Gulf. Mountains surround the northeast with only one road linking into the Pineios valley and Thessaly, and low-land agricultural plains to its west. It is bounded by the prefectures of Preveza in the west, Ioannina to the north, Trikala in the east, Karditsa to the east and Aitoloakarnania to the south. The eastern boundary is bounded with the Acheloos River and the western boundary up to near GR-5/GR-21 jct is the Louros River.
Much of the population lives in the west, in the Arachthos valley, the south and east of Arta, further southeast, the Athamanian mountains and the southeast with a few parts of the north are the least populated.
- Acheloos River
- Arachthos River
- Athamanian Mountains, situated in the northeast and is part of the Pindus ranges.
- Louros River.
- Nikolaos Skoufas, one of the founders of Filiki Eteria
- Napoleon Zervas, general, resistance leader and politician
|Municipality||YPES code||Seat||Postal code||Area code ((0)30-)|
|Georgios Karaiskakis||0607||Diasello||470 48||26810-67|
|Iraklia||0608||Ano Kalentini||470 44||26810-68|
|Commune||YPES code||Seat||Postal code||Area code ((0)30)-|
|Kommeno||0610||Kommeno (Arta)||471 00||26830-69|
|Melissourgoi||0612||Melissourgoi (Arta)||471 00||26830-26|
- See also: Communities of Arta