Parga and surrounding area very attractive, people very friendly and helpful, weather great, beaches lovely,...
The undulating countryside and coastline that surrounds Parga is stunningly beautiful, with the hillsides carpeted in lush, fragrant pine trees and olive groves. The best way to get out and explore this wonderful landscape is on foot or by bicycle, where you can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere at your own pace. There are stunning views to be found all along the coastline, where you can gaze out across the azure Ionian Sea. Walking through the pine forests from Parga, you can also reach a number of lovely beaches including those of Valtos and Lichnos, where you can simply sit back for the afternoon and enjoy the warm sunshine and beautiful views.
Parga buzzes during evenings with people pouring out onto the streets to enjoy a relaxing stroll and a delicious meal in one of the excellent choice of restaurants and tavernas. Here you can soak up the wonderful atmosphere, taste some authentic Greek specialities, and enjoy the warm and friendly local hospitality. Try one of the famous meze, which gives you the chance to sample a variety of different traditional dishes within the same sitting – perfectly complemented by a glass of ouzo. In Parga, you will also find a number of restaurants serving a range of international cuisine.
The town of Parga is steeped in rich history, dating back thousands of years. The location of the town has meant that it has historically formed a crossroads between east and west, and has seen many changes in the past. Both within the town and nearby, you will find a number of monuments that serve as a legacy of Parga’s varied past, including the ruins of a castle, towering above the rooftops from a rocky headland to the north of the town. Venturing further afield into the lush countryside of the surrounding Epirus region will lead you to many more historical treasures, most notably including the Necromanteion of Ephyra – the legendary gate of Hades, as well as several amphitheatres and Roman ruins.
The coastline near Parga is lined with many stunning beaches of sand and shingle, lapped by crystal clear waters. The town itself boasts two small beaches whilst Valtos beach, located just to outside the town is one of the largest and most popular in the area. You can walk, drive or catch a boat to the beach from the town centre, and this beautiful stretch of sand and pebbles is perfect for relaxing or enjoying the variety of watersports on offer. To the south of Parga, beautiful Lichnos beach is lined by a number of cafes and restaurants, where you can spend warm afternoons gazing out across the water.