October 12, 2015
Holidays in Parga – Greece
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Parga is an idyllic resort that is located between the seaside region of Igoumenitsa and Preveza, and combines perfect mountain and sea. It is one of the most picturesque and cosmopolitan points of northwestern Greece, that challenges you to get a closer view of its long history, its natural beauty and the hospitality of its residents. The narrow-paved paths, the blossom neighborhoods and the traditional taverns colour in their way the magic landscape of Parga.
The visitor has the opportunity to select between the highly organized beaches and other smaller ones that offer generously the sense of calmness and the natural beauty of the marine landscape. Several are also the paths of Parga that give the chance of tripping and discovery of the idyllic land scenery.
Parga is at 65km distance from the airport of Aktio in Preveza and during the summer months costal lines connect it with the islands around it (Paxos – Antipaxos – Corfu). Many and remarkable are the sights and monuments of Parga. Also impressive is the island of Virgin Mary that is located opposite to the port of Parga, along with its small church and its picturesque campanile as well as and the small castle of French construction that is to the highest point of the island.
It is the most magnificent town of the prefecture and the most beautiful ones in Greece. A delicate lady, indolently stretched under the shadow of the mighty medieval fortress, the town of Parga with the narrow- paved paths that end up to the top of the hill of the castle and the insular charm, creates the impression of another era. From the peak of the castle, the view to the sea, to the good shaped bays and the deep green little island of Virgin Maria with the picturesque church takes your breath away.
Great interest has the local folk architecture with the two floors and three floor houses, the wooden balconies, the tile roofs and among them beautiful churches, shops of traditional art in the path that goes up to the castle, many restaurants, taverns, bars and cafes on the waterfront. A place that is full of life and traffic. The small island of Holy Mary is the jewel of Parga. It is located inside the gulf and challenges the tourists to admire Parga from a different view.
Beaches of Parga
Parga rightfully attracts thousands of tourists every summer, not only because of its natural beauties, but also because of its beautiful beaches.You can enjoy your bath in the calm and hot water, but also you can do many of your favorite sea sports or games.
The coasts of Parga are probably the best part by the beaches of Ionian Sea.
The most popular and most visited beaches are: Valtos, Kryoneri, Piso Kryoneri, Lychnos, Sarakiniko, Ai Giannakis and other steep but also of rare beauty beaches.
Entertainment – Activities
Parga and the surrounding areas have many restaurants and seaside taverns serving fresh fish and unique local recipes.
The character of the city is lively and modern but also with intense elements of the past. Place for daily meetings is the main road in front of the port, where every evening you can enjoy the sunset, while the sun disappears in the Ionian Sea, between the Castle and the Island of Virgin Mary.
The entertainment in Parga begins early in the morning and never stops. With idyllic walks and tours, with small stoned paths and traditional good food. Even when the daylight doesn’t reflect in the Ionian sea, Parga has many surprises for you and as long as the night is coming around the city reveals to you picturesque taverns by the sea or inside the small paths, tranquil and lounge places for your drink, but also and vigorous and entertaining rhythms for those who seek this kind of entertainment.
In Parga and the wider region you could enjoy many sports, marine and other, since there are facilities for diving, water skiing, fishing, wind – surfing, hiking, bird watching, rafting, mountain biking, paragliding, horse riding, etc.
Accessibility to Parga
Parga (39° 16′ 48″ N, 20° 36′ 36″ E – Lat: 39.28 Lon: 20.39) is located on the West coast of mainland Greece in the prefecture of Epirus opposite of Paxos island and southeast of Corfu.
The closest airport is Preveza – Aktio (PVK) airport, 70kms south from Parga on the main E-55 road. Flights are available from April until October from United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Holland, Czech Republic and Slovenia. Alternative Airports are Corfu (Ioannis Kapodistrias – CFU) and Ioannina(IOA) which is 93 km away from Parga.
Access by ferry from Italy and Corfu to the port of Igoumenitsa which is 35km away from Parga (appr 40 minutes).
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