Arta is one of the regional units of
Greece. It is part of the Epirus region. Its capital is the town of Arta.
Arta borders on the regional units
of Preveza in the west, Ioannina to the north, Trikala in the east, Karditsa to
the east and Aetolia-Acarnania to the south.
The main mountain ranges are the
Athamanika in the northeast, the Pindus in the east and Valtou in the
southeast. Only one mountain road links Arta with Pineios valley and Thessaly.
The main rivers are Acheloos in the east, Arachthos in the centre, and Louros
in the west.
Arta has a Mediterranean climate.
Winters in Arta are very wet and mild to cool and summers are hot, humid with
little rainfall against the winter.
The economy of Arta is based almost exclusively on the primary sector, the processing of
agricultural products and their export.