Attractions & Things to Do in Parga
Promenade of Parga
Unique promenade of an amphitheatrically built settlement and a seafront promenade with unique views, many restaurants, cafés, and bars.
Cruise to Paxos & Antipaxos
Relatively unspoiled nature and exceptional beaches, your day trip for dives in Paxos and Antipaxos will be unforgettable.
Port of Parga
Picturesque port that offers tourist day-trips to Paxos & Antipaxos during the summer season.
Pargina (Kanaria) Festival
When the English sold the town to the Ottomans, its citizens abandoned it. This traditional music festival commemorates their return.
Paragaea - Old Olive Oil Factory
Learning about the olive oil production process and joining a series of tasting, cooking and other gastronomic activities.
Islet Virgin Mary «Panagia»
A fifteen minutes swim from Parga's port or five minutes with sea cycle, it's a nice place to visit. It has a small chapel and nice vistas on top of the rocks.
Small & sandy with small pebbles beach just next to the settlement promenade that has access to the beach bars and the nearby restaurants.
Venetian Castle of Parga
On top of a rocky peninsula with an amazing view over sea and town stands the Venetian Castle of Parga, not as strong as in the past.
Piso Krioneri Beach
At the edge of Parga settlement and at a small distance from the busy central beach is located a more secluded but organized pebble beach.
A large & organized sandy beach that is approximately 3 km long and is located at a short distance from Parga behind the Venetian castle.
Ruins of the Vlacherna Monastery
This 12th-century Byzantine monastery with a15-meter tall bell tower is now abandoned and taken over by nature. Great for photography.
Holy Church of Agia Eleni
Located on a hill close to Parga, you can get here via a dirt road in the mountain. The view over the town is breathtaking.
Ali Pasha Castle, Anthousa
The Ottoman governor Ali Pasha built this fortification in 1814 to tighten his grip on rebellious Parga. Fantastic views and photo opportunities.
Watching Area of Kalodiki Swamp
The Kalodiki wetland is rich with flora and wildlife - many bird species, and coypus, cute little rodents that feed and play in the water.
Necromanteion Acheron, Mesopotamos
As revealed by the literal meaning of its name, it's the Oracle of the Dead in the ancient Greek world.
This small colorful town is the «Caribbean of Greece» due to its pristine beaches with turquoise waters, glowing sunsets, and relaxed atmosphere.
Acheron River & Springs, Glyki
According to Greek Mythology, the river of sorrow and the last path of the souls to the Underworld.
Picturesque coastline village in a gulf of the Ionian sea, well-known as a safe natural port that welcomes numerous tourist boats.
Small town with approximately 2500 inhabitants and rich history, which used to be the commercial and cultural center of the broader region.
Once here, you will find yourself having many day trip opportunities to nearby historical sites, natural beauty spots, and boat tours to islands.
Monument «Dance of Zalongo»
When the Ottomans were approaching to recapture their town, the women of Souli danced their way to the cliff to die free. It's many stairs till the monument.
Questions & Answers about Parga
Why Visit Parga?
- A distinctive amphitheatrical architecture that resembles an island.
- Coast with dense vegetation and beaches with turquoise waters.
- Picturesque popular resort with an exclusive atmosphere.
What is Parga, Greece?
Small town with a big history, Parga is distinguished by its rare beauty, the numerous clean beaches, and the picturesque alleys with traditional houses, which give every visitor the feeling that it is an island. Today, Parga is built on the eastern side of a small peninsula overlooking the Paxos, Antipaxos, Kefalonia, and the cape of Actium. It is a beautifully preserved village that attracts thousands of visitors every year and it is accessible via the Egnatia highway.
When Parga was founded?
Parga was known in antiquity as Paragiros, Paragea, and Ypargos. Those are the names from which its current name derives from. Ptolemy and Plutarch refer to the settlement as Toryni. According to researchers, Parga exists as a settlement since the Byzantine period. The first reference to the city with its current name was in 1318, while in 1387 by Ioannis Kantakouzenos as one of the major towns of Epirus.