Parga is on the Greek mainland but with its promenades, the Venetian castle, and plenty of charming beaches, it could also be an island.

Parga Attractions


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.

The monument of Zalongo on the top of the cliff where the women of Souli committed suicide.
photo: Andreas Papageorgiou / Pappasandreas
hidden gem
distant ≈ 40.1km

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.


Coastal Pedestrian Street

Parga Port

Seafront promenade and picturesque port that will enchant you. Enjoy the charming views and the warm sunset in one of its restaurants or bars.


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.


Ruins of the Vlacherna Monastery

This 12th-century Byzantine monastery with a 15-meter tall bell tower is now abandoned and taken over by nature. Great for photography.


Necromanteion Acheron


The ancient Oracle of the Dead is an otherworldly place. It overlooks river Acheron where the dead would meet the ferryman of Hades and cross into afterlife.


Ali Pasha Castle


The Ottoman governor Ali Pasha built this fortification in 1814 to tighten his grip on rebellious Parga. Fantastic views and photo opportunities.

Parga Things to Do

An image of the Acheron River and one of its shores with some big rocks and dense vegetation.
must visit
distant ≈ 27.8km

Acheron River & Springs


You can do rafting and swim in the mythological river Styx, the last stop of souls heading to the underworld. If you see Charon, don't greet him.


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.

A picture of the Paganion Monastery at Paramythia Thesprotia with brown stone and many arches.
distant ≈ 40.4km

Paganion Monastery

Paramythia Thesprotia

Built in 1652, it is located around 20km from the Paramythia town, in a dense green area. Offers amazing views and moments of tranquility.


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.

A picture of the cruise ship just some meters from the coastal cliff and the Blue Cave of Paxos.
photo: Johan Wieland

Cruise to Paxos & Antipaxos

Relatively unspoiled nature and exceptional beaches, your day trip for dives in Paxos and Antipaxos will be unforgettable.

Parga Day Trips


Once here, you will find yourself having many day trip opportunities to nearby historical sites, natural beauty spots, and boat tours to islands.


This small colorful town is the «Caribbean of Greece» due to its pristine beaches with turquoise waters, glowing sunsets, and relaxed atmosphere.

A picture showing a tourist boat and many other sailing boats in the marina of Plataria during an evening.
distant ≈ 30km



Picturesque village on a bay of the Ionian sea, well-known as a safe natural port. It usually has sunsets with glowing colors.

A pedestrian street with shops, boutiques, and cafeés in the commercial center of Paramythia.
distant ≈ 31.3km



Small town with approximately 2500 inhabitants. Paramythia has a rich history as a commercial and cultural center of broader Thesprotia.

Parga Why visit?

  • Developed like an amphitheatre on the hills.
  • Its ancient name is Toryni, a tiny settlement at the time.
  • Its people abandoned it when the British sold it to the Ottomans in 1814.

Parga Beaches


Krioneri Beach

A sand-and-pebbles beach in Krioneri's wet yard. It's small and gets crowded. The nearby promenade gives access to beach bars and restaurants.


Piso Krioneri Beach

At the edge of Parga, not far from the buzzy central beach, Piso Krioneri is a tiny organized pebble beach steeped in woods and boulders.


Valtos Beach

A large, organized, sandy beach approximately 3 km long. Located at a short distance from Parga in the proximity of a Venetian castle.

Parga Museums

A part of the old mechanical equipment of the Paragaea - Old Olive Oil Factory of Parga.
photo: paragaea

Paragaea - Old Olive Oil Factory

What you're doing here is learning about olive oil production and joining your friends in tasting, cooking and eating delicacies.

Parga Festivals

Pargina (Kanaria) Festival

When the English sold the town to the Ottomans, its citizens abandoned it. This traditional music festival commemorates their return.