Parga is an idyllic seaside town with a history that is lost in the depths of the centuries. It is located in the northwest of Greece between Preveza and Igoumenitsa, while opposite it are the beautiful islands of Paxos and Antipaxos.
Built amphitheatrically at the foot of the centuries-old olive groves and on the outskirts of its Venetian castle, influenced by Ionian architecture, it perfectly combines mountain, green environment and the sea.
Cosmopolitan, picturesque and colorful, with a traditional settlement (old town) of exceptional beauty it is the busiest tourist resort in the area.
The historical Venetian castle, the picturesque port, the island of Panagia, the church of Saint Nicholas, patron saint of Parga, and the church museum in the city center, the old town with its picturesque alleys, shops and colorful flowers, the dozens of churches inside in the city, but also in the olive groves, the monastery of Saint Vlacherna above the beach of “Valtos” , the castle of Ali Pasha, the watermill and the waterfall about 3 km from the city of Parga are some of its important attractions.
Inside the city is the beach Kryoneri, which faces the island of Panagia, while just opposite is a large rock that the locals call “Skordas” (meaning the garlic bearing rock). A short distance from Kryoneri is the “Back Kryoneri” a small beach surrounded by high cliffs, both with the wonderful crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea and with special natural beauty like all the beaches in the area. Α short distance from Parga is the beach of “Valtos” the largest and most cosmopolitan one, starting behind the castle and reaching the port, where you will find sand, gravel or pebbles, a beach for all tastes with water sports, beach bars and various activities. At a distance of 3 kms is the beach Lychnos, with its own special beauty and at 6 kms the beach of Ai Giannakis, perhaps one of the few beaches that is in pristine condition.
In the opposite direction after Anthousa and Agia (villages near Parga) at a distance of 10 kms is the beautiful beach Sarakiniko.
In the area there is a long coastline with many beaches north of Sivota and south of Preveza and some of them are really worth visiting.
Among the enchanting landscapes of the area a few kms from Parga are the picturesque villages of Anthousa, Trikorfo, Agia and Saint Kyriaki.
The area is also suitable for hiking on the paths among the olive groves with a wonderful view.
At a distance of 15 km is the Necromancer Oracle, the most important ancient monument of the area. The ancient Greeks believed that the sources of the river were the gates of Hades.
A few kilometres further along, you will find the historical monument of Zalongo.
At 20 kms from Parga are the springs of Acheron in the village of Gliki and at the foot of the historic Souli a beautiful destination for an excursion from Parga with many activities for young and old.
30 kms to the north are Sivota, and on the way there you will find many wonderful beaches which differ from each other.
During the summer months there are daily day trips to Paxos and Antipaxos, but also to various other destinations.
We could recount a lot more about the enchanting Parga and the area.
During the year there are various cultural events such as the Parga Carnival, a celebration organized by the Parga Women’s Association on the Sunday of the great carnival.
The feast of Saint John the torch bearer, on the eve of the Saint John’s day (23/6) and various other events culminating with the feast of the 15th of August, when we celebrate the Assumption of Holy Mary.
We are waiting for you to discover the beauties of Parga and the wider area.