Town of Parga
Information About Town
Parga Town in Greece: Parga is definitely one of the most beautiful towns in Greece. It is located 68 km north west from Preveza and 50 km from Igoumenitsa. Parga is built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a mountain. It is an idyllic resort that uniquely combines the beautiful mountain side with the sea. It has traditional architecture with picturesque paved streets, beautiful churches, monuments, monasteries and all kind of shops.
One of the most remarkable sites of Parga is the 14th century Medieval Castle built with the help of the Normans when the locals asked for protection against the Ottoman Turks. The castle is situated at the north side of the port and it offers a wonderful view. A small green island with a white chapel stands at the entrance of the port and a religious festival takes place every August to honor this chapel. The beaches around Parga are a pole of attraction for the thousands of visitors coming every year.
Valtos, Kryoneri, Lihnos and Sarakiniko are some of the most beautiful in the region. A lovely beach can also be found in a walking distance from the city centre. Among others, there are several secluded beaches with natural beauty and a couple of caves that can be reached by boat. During the summer months, Parga is connected by boat with the nearly islands of Paxos and Corfu.