Sit back and relax in this unspoilt haven!
A must if you ever have the pleasure of going to Parga is not only the twon and uts wonderful setting, but also enjoy a trip to Acheron Springs the views and the idyllic setting will amaze you! The view of the harbour in the evening time is beautiful especially looking down from the restaurants on the hillside.
Epirus Trip - Zalongo Monument
At Zalongo on a rocky crop ascended by many steps is a crumbling 1960's monument in memory of the 62 women and children who took their own lives, by throwing themselves off the cliff face, rather than be captured and suffer torture at the hands of attacking Albanian - Turkish troops in 1806. Truthfully the monument looks better from a distance - it looks as if faces are carved onto the statues but it is just erosion. It takes a fair few mins to walk up - allow at least an hour for the return trip - take some water and wear a hat as even in May it was hot and there is little shade. The views from the top were worthwhile though. The monastery at the bottom was not open so if you don't climb there is not a lot to do while waiting for the rest of the group to return.
Just next door to Bacchus was Zorbas restaurant - heard rave reviews of it and staff were always friendly and polite as we passed so we thought we'd give it a go at least one night. It was good no complaints ..but really Bacchus is my preference. Sausage pies and courgette balls for starters, followed by Kleftiko and Lamb Zorbas Free cake and ouzo. With wine and water was only 26 euros so a good price.
Shops for tourists
As Parga, besides Athens is one of the most visited location in Greece, no wonder that there are many shops for tourists. They alley that leads to the castle is framed on both sides by shops. They sell the usual stuff of tunics, dresses, shirts, etc… Most of it is imported from China but can be nice if the price is low enough. This is not in Parga that you will get good bargains.
Parga is a small fishing village in the North of Greece, not so far from the Albanian border. Nearest airport is Prevesa, about 70 kilometers away.
Parga is really a nice spot to visit, and this year in 2005 will be our 10th time to Parga. It is hard not to go back if you get bitten by the Parga basille.
The whole area is interesting historically. The Epirus area is full of old greek mythology and things. The beaches are chrystal clear and the water is fresh and delicate. The small islands and cliffs in the water makes food for the eye. It is just so nice to sit and look at the nice views.
"Boat-trip in the Parga region"
There are a couple of ways to get around by sea in the Parga region. You can either join the taxi boats that goes from the center to various beaches. Or you can do like us - rent a boat with skipper and let him (or her) take you around in the area. Promise you a great time!!!
In addition you have day cruises to Paxos and Anti-paxos and Corfu.
I can recommend Marco Polo, nice captain, sweet crew and they say - the dolphins like his boat!
This area is very nice to explore. The history goes way back and the Greek Mythology is very strong in this region.
The area itself is quite exiting. Mountains, nice beaches, archeological sites etc.
If you like the Greek mythology you must have heard about Hades and the river Styx.
Unlike the south this area has a lot of underwater coming up to the surface. You see infact huge areas of water around.
Rent a car and go around.