It was built in 395 AD immediately after the first abandonment of Nikopolis. From its foundation until the Fall of Constantinople (1453) Vónitsa was attacked by pirates.
In 1070 AD the Venetians built a castle in Vónitsa and took control of its ports (it was one of the privileges given to them by the Byzantine emperor).
A few years after the Fall of Constantinople, in 1472, Vónitsa fell into Ottoman hands and then constantly changed its “owners”, from Turks to Venetians and from Venetians to Turks.
In the 16th century the Venetians with the help of the Greeks expelled the Ottomans from Vónitsa and held it until 1797, with the help of French forces that offered protection to the inhabitants of Vónitsa by the Ottomans. However, in 1800 the French lost control of Vónitsa, and the Ottomans became sovereign of the city again.
In 1821 Vónitsa was one of the first cities to revolt and was liberated in 1828.
Vónitsa Castle: A very nice castle, built by Venetians. It is located in a very good location, with stunning views of the Amvrakikos gulf.