Parga – Preveza

The Island Song

PargaΠάργα

  • Country: Greece
  • Administrative region: Epirus
  • Region unit: Preveza
  • Population: 2.415
  • Time zone: UTC +2 and +3 in the summer
  • Vehicle registration: ΡΖx
  • Website: Parga.gr

Parga is a town and municipality located in the northwestern part of Preveza in Epirus, northwestern Greece. The seat of the municipality is the village Kanallaki. Parga lies on the Ionian coast between the cities of Preveza and Igoumenitsa. It is a resort town known for its natural environment.
History
In antiquity, the area was inhabited by the Greek tribe of the Thesprotians. The ancient town of Toryne was probably located here.] The village of Parga stands from the early 13th century. In 1815, with the fortunes of the French failing, the citizens of Parga revolted against French rule and sought the protection of the British.
Ottoman rule in Parga and the rest of Epirus was ended in 1913 following the victory of Greece in the Balkan Wars.
The city of Parga is built amphitheatrically and is situated between the mountainous coastal region of Preveza and Igoumenitsa. It is known as the “Bride of Epirus”. In the summer, Parga receives tourists from Paxos, Antipaxos, and Corfu who arrive there by boat.
Where to stay:
A good accommodation is Mare Blu in Lichnos – the owners were very kind to help me with the wonderful pictures of the accommodation and surroundings 🙂

https://www.marebluparga.com/

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This property it is a small family business the owners are very nice people, very kind and warm and they work at their business under the motto “Treating you, as we’d like to be treated”, for my family it is the second year in which they go to Parga for this property.
Mare Blu is very conveniently located only 2 minutes (80 m) from Lichnos beach. 4 Km from Parga town as you can see on the map that I have attached below:

mare blu
It offers air-conditioned, studios with a balcony with Sea view and garden View.
Room types:

  • Studio
  • Superior Studio
  • Two Bedroom Apartment


Every studio has a kitchenette with fridge and cooking facilities, also each room has a TV and a private bathroom with shower.
The guests can enjoy a drink at the sea-view garden, while the children can enjoy themselves at the playground.
Free private parking is offered at the property.
The Accommodation has one of the top-rated locations in Párga! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area. It is rated 9.0 on Booking.com.


Where to eat:
I have tried to eat in some places around Parga Town but the one that I’ve returned every night was
O Thomas Tavern – Ο Θωμας – I was also helped by Mr. Dimitris from the tavern, with the great pictures from the tavern and for the tasty dishes 🙂


It is a nice tavern with tasty food and not expensive at all. If you are planning to visit Parga and you want to eat good food I have attached a map from the port of Parga to Thomas Tavern.

port parga - thomas taverna
In the below picture I have attached a map from the port of Parga to Thomas Tavern so people who are visiting can go and enjoy the tasty food.


I have saved the best for the end my favourite is Gyros and Super Thomas which for me was too big but too tasty to let it there on the plate. I recommend this Tavern it has very good and fresh food.


Top Beaches
Why are we going to Parga on vacation? Most people go to the beach and here, believe me, you have beaches.
Parga attracts thousands of tourists. In its vicinity, there are beaches including Valtos, Kryoneri, Piso Kryoneri, Lichnos and Sarakiniko

Lichnos Beach
Lichnos Beach, a pebble beach, is one of the beaches of Parga. It is located in western Greece 4 km from Parga and Spread in the area of 2 hectares.11813299_10204163677483153_3409112252727397176_n

Krioneri Beach
Krioneri Beach is the main beach of Parga and is found a short distance from the town centre, this is a sandy beach. The small island of Virgin Mary is situated across the bay.11836720_10204163750364975_3356095176215578539_n

Valtos Beach
Valtos Beach is one of the longest beaches of Parga and a sandy beach. It is located near the Venetian fortress of Parga. Because of its clear waters and a short distance from Parga, it attracts many tourists.

Sarakiniko beach
Sarakiniko is most pebbles and it is a well-known beach, located on the west side of Agia village, near a small river and olive trees, approximately 12 km from the town centre. Small boats connect the beach with the port of Parga.

Transportation
The town of Parga is linked with direct suburban buses (KTEL) to other Greek cities and towns such as Igoumenitsa and Preveza. There are also indirect connections with Athens, Thessaloniki and Ioannina.

Tourists arriving in Parga fly in from Aktio (65 km) with seasonal direct flights connecting Parga with Athens, Thessaloniki and other domestic and international destinations. Tourists also arrive via the Ioannina and Corfu airports.
Parga, it is located 10 km from national road Tabliczka E55.svg and 34 km from national motorway Tabliczka E90.svg.

What can you do in Parga:

  1. How can you make a tour of the beaches around? the fastest way is by a taxi boat
  2. Optional excursion to Corfu;
  3. Optional excursion at the Ionian islands with a stop in Kefalonia – Fiskardo, Ithaka and the private beach of Jackie Kennedy on Skorpios beach; 
  4. Mini-Excursion on Greek Delta and on the Stix River with the stop in the Cave of Hades where it was believed to be the entrance to the world of death. 
  5. Go up to the Venetian Fortress 
  6.  Eat Great stuff

  7. Wonder on the streets to find wonderful places

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