Western cemetery sacred way

The Western Cemetery of Ancient Amvracia was the most important of the two cemeteries of the city. It was located along an ancient road that started from the south main gate of the town and led to Amvracos, the harbor of the city in the Amvracian Gulf.

The Sacred Way, with a width of 12 meters, was covered with cobblestone and had circled monumental tombs on both sides, as well as a public polyandrion cenotaph that goes back to 600 BC. It is a monumental construction which measures 12.40 meters long, 8 meters wide and more than 2.40 meters high. Of particular importance is the inscription of the cenotaph, where, for the first time, the name of the ancient town “Anprakia” is mentioned.