All 6 Parga Sightseeing
Here are all the Parga sightseeing that we suggest. Have a look on various attractions that you can see during your visit in Parga, such as churches, monasteries, museums, castles and other sights.
All sightseeing in Parga
The Castle of Anthousa is a relatively new castle. It was built in the early 19th century by Ali Pasha, the Turkish ruler of the area, to overlook the town of Parga.
The Ecclesiasitcal Museum is located next to the church of Agioi Apostoli, in the city centre of Parga. It hosts many valuable items, such as rare books, holy gospels, church items and the 300-year-old banner of the town.
The Monastery of Panagia Vlacherna, close to Valtos beach, is easily reachable through a cobbled path and hosts beautiful paintings. The bell tower dates from the 18th century and it is 15m high. The icon of Panagia Vlacherna is said to have been brought from Kapadokia, in Asia Minor, and it is kept today in the Ecclesiastical Museum of Parga.
The Paragaea-Parga Old Olive Oil Factory is a private museum that opened its doors in June 2012. It is housed in a restored olive oil press and shows the process of olive making using traditional tools and machinery.
The Castle of Parga was originally built in the 11th century and was then fortified by the Venetians and the Turks. Its location gives wonderful views to the town and the sea.
A place of great natural beauty, the springs of River Acheron are surrounded by wild rocks, waterfalls and lots of greenery. Ancient myths say that this river led to the gates of Hades.
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