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Kassopi is an interesting city of ancient Epirus in the prefecture of Preveza, close to Zaloggo, where its ruins are saved. It was built by the race of Kassopaioi of Thesprotia. It was their capital at a fortress on the plateau of Zaloggo, at a distance of 20 km. north to Nicopolis. I was built in the middle of the 4th century B.C.

On its suburbs it had a polygonal wall. It had a population of 8.000 – 10.000 habitants and economically was very strong. ΕIt had its own coin, depicted Zeus and an eagle on a thunder. τIt had a market, deanery, two theatres, guesthouse, temples of worship of Venus and “Zeus the Saviour”.

The first attempt for excavation at the site of Kassopi, was in 1951 – ’52 by the arcaherologist professor Sotirios Dakaris. Its findings are exhibited at the Archaeological Museum of Ioannina. It also preserved an underground tomb made on a rock, known as a “royal house”.