Parga is the most popular summer destination in Epirus. This small town is situated in a secluded bay of the Ionian Sea and has an intense island feeling. The colorful houses of Parga Greece are constructed amphitheatrically along the slopes of a mountain, offering nice view to the sea. A green islet with a white church stands at the entrance of the port, while the ruined walls of a Venetian castle can be seen on top of a hill above the town. Most of all, it is famous for the amazing beaches with the exotic water. With a convenient location in western Greece, Parga is a good base for day excursions to Sivota, Preveza and even Lefkada.
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Travel guide to Parga, Greece
Parga is a lovely town in western Greece with vivid island style. Constructed along the slopes of a a hill, it is surrounded by lush greenery and the blue sea.
Have a look on our travel guide about Parga and see beaches, villages, museums and interesting sights to visit in the region. Also see our photos, 360 pictures and maps to get a better understanding of the location.
Things to see and do
Parga is an town of mainland Greece which belongs to Epirus region. Parga Greece is mostly famous for the fabulous beaches in the surrounding region. The most beautiful beach is Valtos, an enormous bay with blue green water and tourist facilities. Lichnos and Sarakiniko are also fabulous beaches, apart from the Town Beach that usually gets very crowded. A boat from the port of Parga connects Valtos, Lichnos and Sarakiniko to the town.
Do not miss the delicious restaurants spread along the port and the beaches of Parga. Interesting sights to visit is the Venetian Castle on top of a rock above the town and the Ottoman Castle in Anthoussa. A place of amazing natural beauty is the springs of River Acherontas, surrounded by lush greenery. From these springs start trekking paths in the mountains.
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Parga Town concentrates the majority of accommodations in the area. Though there are some large hotels in Parga Town, accommodation mostly consists of studios, self-catering apartments and traditional rooms to rent. The large hotels offer luxurious facilities, including pools and spa therapies. The nearby beaches of Lichnos and Valtos also offer some good accommodations, mostly small hotels and family apartments right by the beach.
Highlights in Parga
Parga is a seaside town in the western side of Greece. It gets very lively in summer due to the wonderful beaches and the natural beauty of the region.
Valtos is the most amazing beach in the region of Parga. Large in size and with crystal water, this beach is organized and has many tourist facilities. Many studios and taverns line up this place.
On a hill overlooking the port of Parga, there is a Venetian Castle constructed in the Middle Ages to protect the town. This castle is largely ruined today.
In summer there are boat trips from the port of Parga to the lovely islands of Paxi and Antipaxos in the Ionian Sea. These two islands are famous for their exotic waters.
On a hill above the village of Anthoussa there is a small Ottoman Castle with gorgeous view of the region. This castle is also known as the Castle of Ali Pasha.
In short drive from Parga, there is a region of extreme natural beauty: the springs of Acheron river. There visitors can do sports, like river trekking and rafting.
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