It is the most important greek bridge, well-known due to the famous legend of the chief-builder, known not only in Greece and Balkan but in other countries too.
Its history goes back in time even before the roman period, maybe in the times of Pyrros, the king of Epirus. Obviously this should be the bridge that Plinios mentioned in his writings.
During the centuries, the Arta Bridge has been restored and extended many times.The last restoration was in 1612.
A lot of folkloric essays, theatrical plays and operas were written about this famous bridge and the legend following it.