Arta, Gulf of


Arta, Gulf of

geographical name

Definition of ARTA, GULF OF

— see ambracian gulf

Arta, Gulf of

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Inlet of the Ionian Sea, western Greece. It is 25 mi (40 km) long and 4–10 mi (6–16 km) wide. On its shores are the ruins of several cities important in ancient Greece. The seaport of Preveza, founded 290 BC, is to the north; the Battle of Actium took place near the gulf's entrance.

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