Parga nestles in a stunning bay hemmed in by the islet of Panagia and has a unique combination of the natural beauty of the Ionian - lush vegetation, colourful flowers and turquoise seas, and the rugged mountainous backdrop of Epirus. The village of Parga is built like a huge amphitheatre stretching from the harbour up to the old Turkish market, all the houses clinging as much to each other as the hillside.
Parga is a beautiful small town which many people visit each year on day trips from Corfu. Waiting to be rediscovered is a fantastic history and incredible unspoilt mountain and coastal scenery. Parga's residents are a proud and friendly people and a holiday here offers easy access to undiscovered towns and villages across mainland Greece.
All around Parga you will find every open space covered with olive trees (still a major source of income for many families) and every garden and yard has orange and lemon trees. The latter when in bloom are a brilliant white with an enchanting scent which fills the air around the town. At the harbour the fishing boats vie for a spot with the water taxis waiting to take you to Valtos Beach, out across the sea to Paxos or to a quiet spot of your own along the coast. Behind these there is a wide choice of excellent tavernas and sometimes lively cafes and bars.
At night Parga shows another side of its beauty - the large Venetian castle on the high headland between the town and Valtos Beach is illuminated up into the sky and across the sea. Nature has abundantly gifted it with many wonders, delightful sights, superb beaches and bays, a sea with crystal clear waters and a sunny, healthy environment. Little wonder then that Parga is regarded by many as being one of the most beautiful towns in all of Greece.
Where to stay
The Acrothea enjoys a prime position, overlooking Parga's harbour front and beautiful bay.
A well established hotel in Parga's Old Town with a choice of standard rooms and suites.
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