Vonitsa (Greek: Βόνιτσα) is a town in the northwestern part of
Aetolia-Acarnania in Greece, seat of the municipality of
Aktio-Vonitsa. Population 4,916 (2011). The beach town is situated on
the south coast of the Ambracian Gulf, and is dominated by a Venetian
fortress on a hill.
Vonitsa is 13 kilometres (8 miles) southeast of
Preveza, 18 kilometres (11 miles) northeast of
Lefkada (city) and 90
kilometres (56 miles) northwest of Agrinio. The Greek National Road 42
Lefkada - Amfilochia) passes through Vonitsa.
4 International relations
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Aktio, the ancient Actium
Vonitsa is built near the site of ancient Anactorium, an important
city of Acarnania, founded by the Corinthians in 630 BC. Like the
other cities of Acarnania, it went into decline when the Romans
Nicopolis on the other side of the
Ambracian Gulf after the
Battle of Actium, and forced its inhabitants to move to that city.
Vonitsa was founded during Byzantine rule.
Vonitsa was controlled by
Republic of Venice
Republic of Venice between 1684 and 1797. After the Greek War of
Independence, the town became a part of
Greece in 1832.
See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Greece
Vonitsa is twinned with:
Poland since 2001.
List of settlements in Aetolia-Acarnania
^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011.
ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical
^ "Twinnings" (PDF). Central Union of Municipalities & Communities
of Greece. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
Subdivisions of the municipality of Aktio-Vonitsa
Municipal unit of Anaktorio
Municipal unit of Medeon
Municipal unit of Palairos