It was built in 1285-89 by Nikiforos I Komninos Doukas and his wife Anna Palaiologina Katakouzinis. The temple, the Bank and 16 cells are now preserved from the great monastery. The temple impresses with its external and internal architectural innovations, while unique in ecclesiastical architecture is the way of supporting the central dome.
WALL OF ANCIENT AMVRAKIA
Amvrakia included a strong fortification enclosure of extremely elaborate construction. Its sections are now visible at the north end of the hill of the Metropolis and the Byzantine castle, close to the church of Agios Markos, Agios Theodoros and the Monastery of Faneromeni.
BRIDGE OF ARTA
The legendary bridge of Arta, a landmark of the city, took its final form in 1612. However, the foundations of the bridge show that there was a bridge in this position since the classical or Hellenistic times. The last addition was made during the Ottoman rule, when the road was lifted, so the bridge took its present look.
TEMPLE OF APOLLONA
It is located in the center of the modern city of Arta. It is a Doric temple booth, with an elongated coat of 20,75×44 m. At the depth of the helmet there is the foundation of the pedestal for the statue or the symbol of the worshiped deity. The temple is preserved as the gentry, since it was used as a quarry since early Christian times. It is the most important sanctuary of ancient Amvrakia devoted to the Apollona. The temple dates back to the architectural members around 500 BC. Since the early Christian years, the tomb was placed in the monument and then used as a quarry.