PARGA TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Parga on our travel guide! Parga is hands down the most popular holiday destination in Epirus! Stretching around a secluded bay that faces the Ionian sea, Parga has an island ambiance.
This little town has a beautiful setting! Let us set the scene: Colorful houses built on the slopes of a mountain, boasting a breathtaking view of the sea, exotic beaches with turquoise waters and natural surroundings, a wonderful natural landscape… What’s not to love about Parga Greece.
The first thing that catches your eye as you approach Parga by ferry is a lush green islet with a white church at the entrance of Parga port. On the top of a hill above Parga Town sit the ruined walls of a Venetian castle, a vestige of the Venetian rule.
And if you love exploration, you’ll be happy to know that Parga is the perfect base for excursions to the nearby Sivota, Preveza, and Lefkada.
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MORE ABOUT PARGA GREECE
Parga Greece is a beautiful town in the western part of the country. What's fascinating about Parga is that although it is a mainland town, its scenery reminds of an island! That’s why it is a popular destination for summer holidays.
Surrounded by lush greenery and the cobalt sea, Parga boasts a unique natural setting. Parga Town, which sits on the slopes of a hill, looks like a postcard. Full of elegant two-story mansions with colorful walls, it is incredibly photogenic. Parga Town is touristically developed, meaning that it has many Parga hotels, restaurants and facilities. On top of a hill above Parga town lie the ruins of an old Venetian Castle, built in the 11th century. It's worth a visit! Another castle worth visiting is the Ottoman Castle of Anthoussa, which was built in the 19th century by Ali Pasha.
Off the town lie numerous Parga beaches. Valtos, Sarakiniko, and Lichnos are the best ones! Their crystal clear turquoise waters and beautiful ambiance never fail to amaze the visitors! The easiest way to reach these beaches is by boat from the port of Parga. At Parga port, you’ll also have the chance to taste the delicious local recipes, as it is lined with many traditional taverns!
If you are in a mood for nature exploration, you should visit the springs of River Acherontas, which boast a unique natural landscape! If, on the other side, you crave a road trip, head to the nearby Sivota, Preveza, and Lefkada. Whatever your mood may be, Parga got you covered!
For a perfect summer holiday destination in mainland Greece, look no further than Parga!
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HOW TO GET TO PARGA?
You can reach Parga by KTEL buses or by car from any region of Greece. The closest airports are Ioannina National Airport (103 km away) and Aktion National Airport in Preveza (65 km away)
HIGHLIGHTS: BEST THINGS TO DO
Discover the best things to do in Parga! From Parga sightseeing to activities, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Parga holidays experience!
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. 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 town port, 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 the left side of Parga is the fantastic beach of Lichnos, with soft sand and exotic water. This beach is lined up with many hotels, cafeterias and restaurants for a full day under the sun.
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.