Parga is home to traditional quiet villages, deserted beaches, olive groves, citrus plantations, birdlife and dramatic mountains. Located in the North West coast of mainland Greece, the region remains unspoilt by tourism and the locals maintain their traditional way of life.
Parga village itself is regarded as one of the prettiest coastal villages in Greece, built like a huge white amphitheatre rising from an enchanting harbour. There is a charming atmospheric maze of narrow lanes with whitewashed red-tiled houses, tiny shops and boutiques.
Parga is a great place to relax and has tiny secluded bays on the beach which can be reached by water taxi. The water taxi is a very pleasant way to get around the region in style!
Things to do
Parga offers a great range of historical excursions to places such as the Venetian Castle, the monasteries of Meteora and Dodoni’s spectacular amphitheatre. There is also the crypt at the Nekromanteio of Ayre where you can visit the legendary palace of Hades.
Off the wonderful beaches there are plenty of chances to enjoy the numerous water activities in Parga. Head down to any of the local beaches and take part in swimming, snorkeling, diving and jet skiing. Alternatively you can just lie back in the baking sun and relax. There’s the golden sands of Valtos Beach or the two beaches at Lichnos and swim in the crystal clear waters. Whatever you do, it’s sure to be paradise.
Parga has some great Shoppingto be enjoyed. There is a maze of alleyways with retail surprises around every corner. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find jewelry shops, beach boutiques and gift shops.
If you want to spend some cash on souvenirs, leather goods, handmade jewelry and bottles of Ouzo then head to the harbour front shops in Parga. You can also stock up on Ouzo and brandy to take home by taking a tour of the local Ouzo factory.
Nightlife in the Parga region is most probably a quiet meal in an atmospheric waterfront tavern but there are resorts which will give you high powered partying if that’s what you desire.
By night Parga picks up as in high summer, its waterfront and old town simmer with packed out clubs and bars. But if you want the quieter life, almost everywhere you go, there are cosy tavernas and romantic bars that offer up intimate suppers to the soundtrack of the sea.
Party high or quiet and relaxing – whatever night you want, the wonderful and eventful Parga has it covered.
There is a great range of excellent restaurants and cafes. The restaurants by the harbor offer great food ranging from international cuisine to traditional dishes such as grilled feta cheese and baked lamb. Of course it is also where you’ll find the freshest of fish. The warm evening air makes dining al fresco a divine end to a day. Usually traditional Greek music can be heard and of course to be enjoyed.
In Parga you’ll find ‘bourtheto’ which are clusters of tiny fish baked and smothered in rich tomato sauce. Whilst traditionally Greek where ever you may eat, because of Parga’s tourist credentials you will find restaurants serving British and Italian food. Generally though, they like to keep food local to give you the real taste of Greece.