Parga Greece: A Complete guide of Parga in Greece

Parga Greece: Open source travel guide to Parga Greece, find Parga hotels, beaches, photos, maps, weather, location, reviews, Parga car rentals and travel advice about holidays in Parga, a town and municipality located in the northwestern part of the regional unit of Preveza in Epirus.
The town of Parga lies on the shores of the Ionion Sea, opposite the islands of Corfu, Paxos and Anti-Paxos. It is approximately 50 km northeast of Igoumenitsa and 68 km northwest of Preveza Parga is well known as the “Jewel of the Ionion”.
Parga is a resort which holds great appeal for all ages and nationalities,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.



Parga’s character is lively, modern and at the same time has strong traditional elements; it is true what visitors comment: "fun in Parga never stops". Every summer, Parga is overwhelmed by thousands of tourists. The town features an excellent touristic infrastructure with many hotels, camping sites, gift shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, clubs and everything one could ask for during holidays. 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 and horse riding



Situated near the town of Parga, in Epirus Greece, Lichnos beach Hotel is a 4 star luxury Hotel for every visitor.
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A presentation of Parga beaches - Greece, a guide to the beaches of Parga Greece, Epirus, 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, visit Parga, Greece beaches | presentation of Parga beaches
The area usually has long and sandy beaches which provide many chances to practice watersports.



Today Parga has in the region of 3,000 Greek and International residents who live permanently in the area.  During the summer months this number increases tremendously and probably reaches its highest  on 15th August  - this being the main holiday period for Greeks and Italians many of whom visit to enjoy the annual celebration “Pargina Festival”. 



This Blog site about hotels in Parga offers a wide range of hotels,
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Parga hotels are located either close to the town centre and the beach or in coseby picturesque villages.


Parga is situated on southwest of Epirus region, near Acheron river; the town lies on the Ionian coast between the cities of Preveza and Igoumenitsa and is near the picturesque islands of Paxi, Antipaxi and Corfu. Parga is surrounded by mountainous countryside and is a resort known for its scenic beauty; although located on the mainland, it certainly has the ambiance of an island.


If you have never been or you are thinking of having a holiday in Parga then go as, you are in for a real treat, not just from the fantastic scenery that the Greek mainland has to offer or because of the wonderful, warm climate but, simply because there is so much to see, do and enjoy that it is no small wonder that people return time and again to sample the delights that this delightful place has to offer. 
To take a holiday in Parga really is to spoil yourself, you can immerse yourself in the traditions of the local Greek food, wine and way of life (donkeys, chickens and all) but without feeling like that you have arrived a dusty backwater and are still a part of modern civilisation.
They really seem to have the balance just right in this wonderful holiday resort. If you are wanting high rise buildings and flashing lights, then it is not for you as small friendly tavernas and quirky Greek restaurants are the order of the day with enough cocktail bars to give a lively enough atmosphere for young and old alike. In fact you are just as likely to see the locals enjoying the night life as well as the tourists, with the harbour area very much a focal point and a friendly meeting place for people of all ages. It is a fantastic mix of towns people and visitors and great to be a part of even if it is just for a week or two, you are made to feel so very welcome

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Parga is an eye-catching town that you can find in the region of Epirus, in the north west of Greece. The town is located inside of natural mountains and very clear blue Mediterranean Sea waters. It is wonderful and enchanting way to spend your holidays relaxed next to the seaside. Parga is one of the most popular destinations in Epirus. Parga is called one of the pearls of Greece, with active life, but also rich in history that could just take your breath away. 
Parga structure, with its narrow roads is typically Traditional Greek. You won't discover hamburger and snacks here. You will only look for the common Traditional greek recipes such as moussaka, gyro, souvlaki and stuffed grape leaves. You can wash all this down with a refreshing bottle of retsina, a can of locally brewed beer and a delightfully brewed cup of espresso coffee or you may choose latte if you wish.




Like many seaside destinations of both mainland Greece and island Greece there are many gorgeous castles that offer the best views over their unique areas and joining coastline.  It might get very busy in summer, but you are then able to just walk around the headland to the Lichnos Beach. This crescent shaped beach is stunningly beautiful and brims over with tavernas, watersports' opportunities and sun loungers. Parga beaches, that lie on the relatively unspoilt Epirus coast, are a haven for beach loving tourists that fly into the airport at Preveza, which is about 20 km away from Parga resort.

While many people choose to have their vacation only in Parga, the nearby areas seem to be quite stylish too. A journey for about 30 minutes from Parga are the ancient ruins of the Nekromanteion of Acheron that are really worth a visit and if you begin to drive around the coast of Preveza, you will pass many beautiful villages. When travelling south along the Preveza shore the road passes through Loutsa beach, Kanali, and Vrahos where the best beaches in Greece can be found. 


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Parga, without anydoubt is one of the most eye catching places on mainland Greece with its f red roofed village homes encircling the picturesque harbor. It is a place to enjoy calm meditation without the noise and partying of the main Greek islands 
There is something about Parga that just makes you want to return there again and again. A place you could simply never be tired of.Parga is a graceful place that attracts visitors from around the world during the summer season.
Entertainment and 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 and horse riding  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parga



Sightseeing, activities, everyone who visits Parga and Lichnos Beach Hotel will soon discover the intriguing nearby places. It is very easy to organize mini excursions with a little help from the hotel’s staff.
You can start from Syvota, a beautiful village where lush green mountainous scenery marries the incomparable blue of the Ionian Sea creating an idyllic postcard picture. Take your time and explore each and every one of the numerous beaches that cover a total distance of 20km. Zeri, Zavia, Mega Ammos, Mikri Ammos, Bella Vraka and the other Syvota beaches, wait for you to dive into infinite crystal blue.
Due to its environmental value Acheron River attracts many visitors every year. The river is a classified area of outstanding beauty and important eco-touristic attraction; Acheron River and its surroundings belong to the program “Natura 2000” of protected natural areas.
Its name comes from the ancient Greek word "achos" which means “sadness”, referring to the grief of death. In ancient times it was believed that the river Acheron was the traversing gate from which the "psychopomp" Hermes was delivering the souls of the dead to Charon, only to end up at the vast kingdom of Hades, their last residence.

The historical Venetian Castle of the city was built around 1450 and completed by the Venetians in 1792, resulting in a perfect and strong fortification, which remained unconquered until 1819.The little island with the church of the Virgin, which was at the forefront of the defences during times with raids.The ecclesiastical museum in the centre of the city with the marvellous attractions of the time such as the legendary coat of arms of the Pargans.




The church of Agios Nikolaos, Patron Saint of Pargas with its marvellous icons.
The Monastery of Agia Vlahernas at Xrysoyiali. Tradition says that its high bell tower had nine bells which could be heard at a distance of 12 miles.
The little church of Ai.Sosti in a unique spot under the cliff and above the beach of the same name.
The picturesque cobblestoned streets in the city, parts of which are unchanged since the time of their construction!
The castle of "Ali Pasa" at Anthousa, which Ali built to launch his attacks against Parga. He did not succeed in conquering Parga through warfare and only obtained it due to its sale by the English.
The underwater spring in the bay of Ai.Yiannaki. The strange physical phenomenon of bubbling freshwater in the sea, which can also be seen from above.


Lichnos Beach 

The natural caves of Lichnos Beach where according to myth, whoever dives into the water of one of the caves becomes younger!
More than ten churches within the city - the church of Agia Eleni, (mount Agia Eleni) with its wonderful panoramic view of Parga, the church of Agiou Athanassiou (Krioneri), the church of Agios Sosti (Agios Sosti - beach) hidden within the rocks, the church of Agia Marina, the church of the Virgin ( on the island of the same name), the church of St. Nikola (at Haliopoulo), the church of the Twelve Apostles (where the sacred relics of Parga such as the coat of arms, icons, church vessels are found) and the church of Agios Spiridona (at Valto).
The traditional small paths which offer marvellous walks through the ancient Venetian olive groves next to crystal clear rivers. Walks where you can see traditional old cobblestoned roads and restored water mills!

Parga Weather, Greece, 


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Summer Parga Weather

Summer is the time when most of the people come to Parga, Greece. Parga has around great beaches and the weather conditions are perfect for holidays. Summer is really long: from May till October, but the hottest month are July and August when the minimal temperature in the day is 25C. Parga’s summer temperature often jump to the 30s in the day and sea breezes on the coast are just perfect for cooling and refreshing at this times. Rarely summer heat waves can even bring temperature rise up to 40C. All through summer weather in Parga is more then just very nice so you can definitely leave your warm clothes at home! The only things that you need are: swimwear, sunglasses and sun protecting cream, but don’t worry, all these things you will easily find in every corner of Parga

Autumn Parga weather

Early autumn is a very good time to visit Parga because it is not so crowded and you can find many things in better prices. Even October has many sunny days with the temperature above 20C. However, if you like to stay in Parga longer until the late October and November, it can become really rainy and cool, as this time has the most rains of the year.

Winter Parga weather

In general winter in Parga is very mild, but it can be quite wet and windy. Average low temperature in this time in Parga can be 8-9 but rarely can also fall up to 5-6C. Mostly it is higher and some days during the winter in Parga you will enjoy pleasant and even warm sun, rarely found in other Northern regions of Greece.

Spring Parga weather

This is a good season to visit Parga, Greece, especially May – the beginning of summer. Early spring can have still some rainy days, fortunately until the late spring it decreases significantly, and May comes with very warm and mild-dry weather. Average temperature in May is above 20C.

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