Parga

  • Toryne BC

Village in Epirus

Attractions, Sights & Things to Do in or near Parga

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Port of Parga

Picturesque port of a uniquely beautiful settlement that offers tourist day-trips to Paxos & Antipaxos during the summer season.

A picture of the cruise ship just some meters from the coastline cliff and the Blue Cave of Paxos.
photo: Johan Wieland
↗ NE   < 1km

Cruise to Paxos & Antipaxos from Parga

An unforgettable daily trip to the nearby islands and the world-famous Blue Caves of Paxos.

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Fireworks during the Pargina (Kanaria) Festival in Parga.
↖ NW   < 1km

Pargina (Kanaria) Festival in Parga

Spectacular festival with religious and historical background, that is organized by the municipality on the 14th and the 15th of August.

A photo of the seafront promenade and a part of the settlement of Parga.
↑ N   < 1km

Promenade & Port of Parga

Picturesque port of an amphitheatrically built settlement and a seafront promenade with unique views, many restaurants, cafés, and bars.

An overview of the Islet of «Virgin Mary» of Parga.
↘ SE   < 1km

Islet of Parga «Virgin Mary»

« Panagia »

It stands for its dense vegetation, the small chapels, and the fortress on its highest point.

A part of the old mechanical equipment of the Paragaea - Old Olive Oil Factory of Parga.
photo: paragaea
↖ NW   < 1km

Paragaea - Old Olive Oil Factory

Learning about the olive oil production process and joining a series of tasting, cooking and other gastronomic activities.

An overview of the Krioneri Beach of Parga.
→ E   < 1km

Krioneri Beach, Parga

Small & sandy with small pebbles beach just next to the settlement promenade that has access to the beach bars and the nearby restaurants.

The Venetian Castle of Parga at the edge and the highest point of a rocky peninsula, very close to the city buildings.
← W   < 1km

Venetian Castle of Parga

On the top of a rocky peninsula with an amazing view of the surroundings, stands the strong fortification of Parga with the long history.

A panoramic picture of the beach of Piso Krioneri of Parga.
→ E   < 1km

Piso Krioneri Beach, Parga

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 panoramic picture of the beach of Valtos close to the settlement of Parga.
← W   ≈ 1.1km

Valtos Beach, Parga

A large & organized sandy beach that is approximately 3 km long and is located at a short distance from Parga behind the Venetian castle.

The belfry and other remains of the Vlacherna Monastery of Parga among the dense vegetation.
↙ SW   ≈ 1.7km

Remains of the Vlacherna Monastery

Abandoned 12th-century Byzantine monastery, famous for its 15-meter tall belfry with nine bells.

The front side and the main entrance of the Holy Church of Agia Eleni of Parga.
→ E   ≈ 1.9km

Holy Church of Agia Eleni, Parga

Located on a hill next to Parga it can be reached via a dirt mountainous road, but it offers a breathtaking view of the city and not only.

A part of the walls and fortification of the Ali Pasha Castle at Anthousa village near Parga.
↖ NW   ≈ 4.6km

Ali Pasha Castle, Anthousa

Ottoman fortification erected in 1814 by Ali Pasha who was aiming to get control of the rebellious and disobedient city of Parga.

An overview of the Kalodiki Swamp full of water lilies among the surrounding mountains.
↗ NE   ≈ 8.1km

Kalodiki Swamp

Next to Kalodiki settlement and a 100 meters away from Morfi village is a wetland with rich flora and fauna as well as a bird-watching area.

A dark corridor in the Necromanteion Acheron (Oracle of the Dead) in Mesopotamos.
↘ SE   ≈ 17.6km

Necromanteion Acheron, Mesopotamos

As revealed by the literal meaning of its name, it's the Oracle of the Dead in the ancient Greek world.

Small boats and a catamaran anchored by a sandy beach of turquoise waters.
↖ NW   ≈ 27.5km

Syvota

Major resort of Epirus, also known as the "Caribbean of Greece" due to its green coastline and the amazing beaches with crystal-clear waters.

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

Acheron River & Springs, Glyki

« Aherontas »

According to Greek Mythology, the river of sorrow and the last path of the souls to the Underworld.

A picture showing a tourist boat and many other sailing boats in the marina of Plataria during an evening.
↖ NW   ≈ 30.1km

Plataria, Thesprotia

Picturesque coastline village in a gulf of the Ionian sea, well-known as a safe natural port that welcomes numerous tourist boats.

A pedestrian street with shops, boutiques, and cafeés in the commercial center of Paramythia.
↗ NE   ≈ 31.5km

Paramythia, Thesprotia

Small town with approximately 2500 inhabitants and rich history, which used to be the commercial and cultural center of the broader region.

An overview of a part of the port of Igoumenitsa.
photo: Evmeos / CC BY-SA 3.0
↖ NW   ≈ 36.8km

Igoumenitsa

Ranked in second place in traffic among Greek ports, the city has evolved into a commercial and transit hub between Greece and Europe.

The monument of Zalongo on the top of the cliff where the women of Souli committed a suicide.
photo: Andreas Papageorgiou / Pappasandreas
↘ SE   ≈ 40.1km

Monument of Zalongo

Referring to the legendary "Dance of Zalongo" and the sacrifice of the women of Souli who chose to die free instead of living in captivity.

An aerial photo depicting a part of the coastal landscape and the beach Porto Timoni of Corfu.
↖ NW   ≈ 41.9km

Corfu

Green dense vegetated but also densely populated island that is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean.

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.