Parga Travel Guide

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Parga Highlights

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    Lomma says…

     Small village, friendly people, lovely beach and clear water, nice food and a wonderful green scenario around this atrium of a village with olive and orange trees 

  • Con
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    Saagar says…

     Quiet, not a whole lot to do if you are a restless soul. 

  • In a nutshell
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    Saagar says…

     Peace and quiet on the Ioninan Sea 

Parga Things to Do

  • Voltos beach views

    Voltos beach is the largest of the 3 in parga,and is they most used one.The following pictures are general views.

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  • Day visit to Albania

    I did not go on this trip, but I was advised there were daily trips by coach to Albania pending enough passengers were booking the tour. Charter tourists were advised there was a weekly day tour. It probably doesn't allow you much more than a glimpse of southern Albania.What is cited is:Visit to the city of Butrint (archaeological interest) and the...

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  • Travelling to/from Korfu

    Korfu is easily reached by way of Igoumenitsa, north of Parga.From Igoumenitsa there is a daily ferry. From Parga there is a boat to Korfu city, Korfu every Thursday, 3 hrs travel each way. Starts at 8:30am; back at 6:30 pm. EUR 42 for the return trip.

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  • Day visits to Paxos and Antipaxos

    These were heavily advertised, but I never went. I had the feeling it wouldn't really do justice to visit these two nice islands on a daytrip only, so let me come back for a forthnight in Parga and do an overnight trip at least, to the two islands. There is a charter boat every Thursday that go from the Parga Pier to Paxos and Antipaxos. Cost 25...

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  • The Venezian fortress above Parga town

    more to come....The fortress is a ruin, and not particularily well taken care of, but hey, Greece is full of ruins.This fortress is probably like an everyday-type-ruin. You can walk aroud unhindered, seeing the fortress fomr outside and inside. Trails are rough and partially steep, so it is not a good idea for somebody with inappropriate shoe wear...

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  • Sarakineko Beach

    Just half an hour north of Parga town by speed boat is Sarakineko beach, a wonderful, rather large cove with a very nice beach, two tavernas and one bar, one small hotel right on the beach and one "rooms for rent" among the cliffs above the beach, sunbeds and kayaks for rent and no other disturbances. You can reach Sarakineko by road as well, but...

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Parga Hotels

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Parga Restaurants

  • A GREAT RESTAURANT IN PARGA

    THIS IS A RESTAURANT IN THE QUITE OUTSKIRTS OF PARGA,IT HAS AN OPEN DINEING AREA,AND SOME COVERED.THE AMBIENCE IS QUITE AND RELAXED,THE FOOD HERE IS VERY GOOD, AND I FOUND THAT THE OWNERS WERE ONLY TO PLEASED TO BE OF SERVICE,AND AFTER 3 OR 4 VISITS THEY ASKED IF I WAS TO DINE THE NEXT NIGHT THIS I DID ON A FEW MORE EVENINGS AND FOUND THAT THERE...

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  • For Mezes: "Ostria"

    Traditional Greek food may go beyond souvlaki, and you'll find the dishes you'd be wanting at Ostria. They have food for those who cannot decide - Mezes, the Greek answer to Spanish Tapas. Small tidbits of traditional foods that seem to be pouring onto your table. good stuff, good with drinks, the newspaper, and in the end you do not have to decide...

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  • Flisvos: Good eatery, good vies, mood,...

    Good Greek food served fresh off the stove. Overlooking the Valtos Beach from the ridge above Parga. Not a good place for people with vertigo!A stayer, a long-time running restaurant that has survived since 1932.Open kitchen, you can see their cooking going on.A corner of the outside restaurant deck is set aside for a kids' playground. Had a...

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Parga Nightlife

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  • Night time bar

    The blue bar is cocktail bar high up on the main street leading up to the castle,it is quite a small bar, but has a very relaxed feel ,and has a realy fantastic view over the bay in parga. smart casual ware

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  • ENTERTAINMENT

    To the visitor, the town of Parga will appear very interesting. The uniqueness of her construction was influenced from the architecture obtained during Venetian rule: Small houses, white in color adjacent to each other, traditional mansions, narrow roads flooded with flours. The shops, the entertainment venues, the discos, the bars, the taverns,...

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Parga Transportation

  • taxi in parga!!

    I visited Parga in September, I had a really nice time there...but the most exciting thing is that I meat George the taxidriver and he drove us to all beautiful places that only locals would knew! The best thing is that he spoke 3 languages and among them was also Dutch and because I am Dutch it was so pleasant to communicate in my language. I...

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  • honey moon in parga

    I visited Parga in September, I had a really nice time there...but the most exciting thing is that I meat George the taxidriver and he drove us to all beautiful places that only locals would knew! The best thing is that he spoke 3 languages and among them was also Dutch and because I am Dutch it was so pleasant to communicate in my language. I...

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  • Taxi in Parga

    I can recommend the taxi driver Gogolos Dimitrios in Parga. Apart from being part of the taxi pool in parga, he can do sightseeinig tours and long distance trips to other towns. His prices were fair and the service was impeccable.

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Parga Shopping

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  • Best Prices

    When visiting Parga - or other places in Greece - I always get my shopping form the local coop shop. A hotel owner once told me that the prices in these shops are controlled by the government and are usually a fair price.

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  • Handbags

    A bag shop.They have good bags, but most of all I prefer to buy the best Greek brand here. The Kem Bag. Every year a new and nice design and very good quality. Look for the Kem bags in this shop Euro 100 - 200 for a bag

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  • Nice Bijouteries in Parga

    There are many small jewellery shops in Parga, and I have tried more or less all of them.I have though a couple of favourites, that sells to of the top brands of Greece. Babylonia and GC.Prices are favourable, not cheap, but lovely and special things The silver with 18 carat cold and gemstones jewels - old style with modern touch. Perfect. You...

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Parga Warnings and Dangers

  • ALI PASHAS FORT

    THE FORT IS VERY UNKEPT,WITH LOOSE RUBBLE AND STONE WORK EVERYWARE ,IF YOU GO TO VISIT, WHERE GOOD STRONG SHOES OR WALKING BOOTS,AND ALSO TAKE A TORCH IF YOU HAVE ONE. PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT MY TRAVEL PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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  • Parga: not a cheap holiday

    Gone are the days of cheap package holidays to Greece. We had one of the best holidays ever in Parga but it was also very expensive. Sunbeds and parasols on the town beach were 8 Euros a day! Worse than car parking charges. Meals were definiitely more expensive, although we know that this is because of the weak pound. I wouldn't want to put anyone...

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  • Not really for people with walking...

    Parga is formed like a stadium and because of this is quite hilly and the steps up and down over the *parga hill* can be quite slippery.We have been travelling with kidstrolleys for many years but it is heavy enough to push up the hills. However, if this is not a problem for you - go ahead.

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Parga Tourist Traps

  • Changing money outside banking hours

    A few travel agencies downtown Parga operate money exchange counters. Of course they live off the exchange rate margings, so the exchange isn't exactly cheap. The same goes for the hote counters. However, they are not cheating as they are open about the exchange rates and you will get a receipt. If you have large amounts of non-Euro money you need...

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  • Boulevard restaurants

    The restaurant 'To Souli' close to the pier is certainly not worth visiting . The food served there can hardly be described as Greek. It is tasteless, and expensive. They seem to primarily cater to the excursion tourists arriving from Corfu by boat just for the day, so they do not expect these tourists to come back anyway. At least that is the...

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Parga What to Pack

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    by Lomma Written May 4, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Pack normal

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good shoes for walking, Nicer shoes for night...
    Be aware that the street in the center of Parga is with stone tiles and if you have high heals the *nop* normally falls off.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Normal vacation stuff

    Photo Equipment: Don't forget your camera - beautiful sites - you want to shoot pictures all the time

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A towel is all you need

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Parga Off The Beaten Path

  • a small piece greek history not often...

    This is some pictures of a small ruined greek church,on the mountain roads i came across when traveling to the theatre of DODONA,from Parga.The pictures show what is now very common place in quite a lot of greeksites it is overgrown and not looked after,which is such a shame.The church dates i believe from the 9th,c

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  • Walk to the church on the hill over...

    A nice walk is to go up to the small church between Lichnos and Parga - far up on the hill, fantastic view from there

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  • Olive groves

    The little road that goes from Parga to Valthou bay is framed with olive groves, standing on a very steep slope. Though we were at the end of August, nets used to collect the olives on the ground were there though they are not used before October or November. I guess they are staying there all year round. Nobody is going to steel them!

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Parga Sports & Outdoors

  • Walking the hills!!!

    Power Walking!!!You can do some heavy power walking rounds in the surroundings of Parga.All you need is a good pair of shoes.Also wise to may be have a map and a slight interest in the distances that you are walking.We walked all the way up to the Ali Pasha Castle - about 6 km from our hotel, hah, that is not very long, no agree, but tough...

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  • Biking

    This year I did it - I rented a bike for 2 weeks. I have been biking quite hard (so I thought) for about a year now, and was really ready to hit the roads around Parga. Let me just tell you one thing: There is no easy way out of Parga!!! (only back). It is quite hilly and the heat makes it even harder. The traffic, can be a drag at some time and...

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  • Piso Krioneri

    Just a bit further round from Krioneri Beach is Piso Krioneri - small beach. Quite rocky here but picturesque, small and secluded with a friendly taverna just behind. Watch out too for the frogs in the stream at the side here too - they were making quite a noise when we were here - couldn't make out a t first what it was such a strange noise. Don't...

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  • PARGA TOWN VIEWS

    THE VIEWS THAT CAN BE TAKEN FROM THE HILLS ABOVE PARGA,SHOW THIS LITTLE TOWN IN A SETTING THAT IS HARD TO BEAT. WALKING ALONG VOLTOS BEACH AS THE SUN CAME UP.

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  • Krioneri Beach

    The beach of Krioneri is the town beach of Parga - not the best place to sunbathe but popular with the locals and from here you can swim out to the rocky islands with the Mother of Mary Church quite easily - although I never quite got round to this. Behind the beach are numerous tavernas and cafes - really quite spoilt for choice for lunch and...

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Explore Deeper into Parga
Zorbas on the Parga sea front
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Harbourside tavernas - update 2011
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Venezia Pizzeria - and all manners of Greek food
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To Parga by air
Transportation
Small coves for bathing
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Dinner with a View
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Great value and friendly
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The castle
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A very friendly family taverna
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Taxi boat
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Check out Mr. Lobster and enjoy the hospitality
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Back to normal - please enjoy
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Baked potato
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Feels good
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New restaurant in Town
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This tip is no longer valid. Restaurant has closed
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Fantastic view and good food
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A good place to watch the world go by
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Worth it for the view
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Had two wonderful meals here
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Good prices, good food and friendly service
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Fantastic food, fantastic view!
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Great view - shame about the service!
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Cheap and cheerful
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Seafood specialist
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Even the Greeks eat here!
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Just enough time for Cake
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Zorbas
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Lunch at Valtos Beach
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Mega Mezes
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Religious march on August 21st
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Neolithic grave
Off The Beaten Path
Parga from the road
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A real find!
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Cruises from Parga
Transportation
Excellent food
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Drive inland to Ioannina
Off The Beaten Path
Visit the fortress of Ali Pasha
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Visit the castle
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Silt up bay
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Map of Parga

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