If you drive a few miles away from Parga you can find yourself at the site of Nekromanteion, ?The Oracle of the Dead? located on a hillside near Messopotamos Village. According to ancient legend, the local tribes of Thesprotes used this oracle as a way of communicating with the dead. The site was connected with the local Kingdom of Hades, king of the underground world and dates back to the 18th Century as well as the polygonal walls which surround the so-called labyrinth and the ruined installations of the destroyed holy Altar of Hades. From here, you are able to enjoy the magnificent view of the Acheroussia Lake, today dry , and the green fields, which have replaced it. Carefully follow your guide and step down to the lower lever to visit the legendary cave.
You can also visit Acheronta river. There are no words to describe it.
A good place to watch the world go by
We went here twice, the first time was in the evening and the second at lunch time. The evening was lovely and if you get there early enough you can sit upstairs and watch the passers by in between courses. Also looks over the harbour. Good food, very generous portions and not too expensive. Greek salad, it was huge!
The tourist train will stop at this little village below the fortress on its way back down to Parga. There's not a lot there but a pleasant walk around, have a drink in one of the tavernas or if hungry like we were visit the local bakery - they had some delicious pastries.
Parga, romantic and relaxing for great holidays!
It was relaxing and refreshing and we really enjoyed our stay in Parga. All we wanted to do is seat at a nice cafe (and it was really hard choosing the one - all of them were so nice) and just forget ourself to the great landscape.
"Nature and colors!"
...and as many beers as one can have!