Parga nestles in a stunning bay hemmed in by the islet of Panagia and combines 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.
Parga is a 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, friendly people and a holiday here offers easy access to undiscovered towns and villages across mainland Greece.
All around Parga every open space is covered with olive trees (still a major source of income for many families) and every garden and yard has orange and lemon trees. At the harbour 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 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 bay. Little wonder then that Parga is regarded by many as being one of the most beautiful towns in Greece.
Hotels to visit
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.