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Holidays In Parga

Parga Holidays at a glance

Readers Awards 2012 - The Sunday Times Travel Magazine: - Greece has been awarded the prestigious "Best European Beach Destination" award by the Sunday Times Travel magazine. This is the second recent award for Greece, as the National Geographic Travellers' Editors, are including Thessaloniki (the second largest city in Greece) as one of the 20 must see places for 2013!

This is solid proof that for UK Press & public, Greece is a top holiday destination, an easy and safe to explore country, capable to satisfy every taste and budget.

Parga is without doubt the most attractive resort on the mainland with its whitewashed, red-roofed village houses surrounding the picturesque harbour. It nestles in a small bay between green olive groves and the sea. Parga is a resort favoured by many nationalities and is a hive of activity. With it's cobbled streets, beautiful coloured houses and draped with bougainvillea and aromatic jasmine.

Who holidays in Parga?

Holidays in Parga holds great appeal for all ages, the area is still relatively unspoilt adding to its charm. Parga holidays enjoy the Mediterranean summer weather with temperatures into the mid 30's.

Key Facts - Parga

  • CapitalParga City
  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration from UK3 - 4 hours (Approx).
  • Nearest AirportPreveza (PVK) - Ferry to Parga

Parga Holidays - Destination Profile

Despite its charm and beauty, its tourism industry thankfully remains low key which is Parga's real appeal. Its narrow, flagstone streets are brightly coloured houses and draped with bougainvillea and aromatic jasmine. For the more adventurous, Epirus is easily accessible along with boat trips to Paxos. Parga is also an ideal base for short trips to the surrounding villages of Aghia, Anthoussa and Trkastro, which are perched on plateau above the fertile, mountainous countryside.

There are two golden sandy beaches either side of the main harbour front, as well as a varied choice of tavernas and bars.

Holidays in Parga - Things to see

Wetlands: A conservation site boasting plenty of special rare of bird pelicans, water buffaloes etc.

Necromandio: The entrance to Hades where the ancient Greeks went to speak to the dead.

Acheron River: Beautiful water that is sourced from the mountains. The spectacular scenery is perfect walking territory and is now protected by the local authorities.

Zalogo: Statue of the woman of Souli who sacrificed themselves by jumping off the mountain to escape capture by the troops of Ali Pasha.

Nikopolis: A large archaeological site - founded by Octavian in commemoration of his victory at the battle of Aktion.

Things to do on a Holiday in Parga

Popular activities for those taking holidays in Parga include:-

  • Jet-skiing
  • Waterskiing
  • Scuba diving

Parga Holidays Excursions

Make your holidays to Parga extra special and book one of our wonderful excursions, we have a range of excursions that have been carefully selected to cater for everyone's interests. Some of our most popular excursions are:-

Paxos & Anti-Paxos: Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea. A day on the boat is worth two on the beach.

Zagoria Forgotten Villages: See the park in all its glory with its flora and fauna.

Secret Epirus: A day of discovery. Myths and legends which will amaze you. Discover the secret of Epirus - the Oracle of Nekromanteion, Zolongo and lunch by the river Acheron.

Meteora: See some of the most incredible sights in the world. The monasteries of Meteora, featured in James Bond's "For Your Eyes Only".

Secret Epirus 1: Visiting the Oracle of Nekromanteion, time to walk in the river or lunch by the Acheron.

Corfu Delights: Sail the Ionian sea -shop till you drop or see the sights of Corfu Town.

Ionian Cruise: You can see 7 different islands that belong to the Ionian sea. What a day!

For further information and to secure your place on all the above exciting days and nights out, see your Olympic representative in the resort. The best time to book would be at the Welcome Get Together on the day after arrival.

Eating/Drinking During Parga Holidays

Greece holidays are truly a paradise for food lovers; speciality dishes include keftedes (meatballs with oregano and mint), dolmades (rice and herbs wrapped in vine leaves) and souvlaki (grilled skewers of meat). Try a Greek meze (a selection of different Greek dishes to taste a little of everything). To compliment your meal, restaurants offer a number of delicious, inexpensive local wines varying from area to area. Or try a glass of ouzo, Greece's national drink.

Major resorts provide a wide variety of bars and restaurants with something to suit all tastes, from all-night discos and international restaurants to cosy little tavernas serving typical Greek fare. Nightlife in the smaller resorts tends to centre round the latter where the charm lies in their authenticity and more traditional feel.

Getting Around on Parga Holidays

Boat: Public transport is provided by water taxis, which take you to the beaches further along the coast. During the summer season, there are also ferries from Parga to Corfu, Paxos and Antipaxos.

Bus: There is a very good bus service between the other cities of Epirus with many daily routes (Preveza, Arta, Ioannina, Igoumenitsa).

Car: An excellent way of getting around during Parga holidays, car hire gives you complete flexibility as well as the ability to explore more of the area.

Parga Holidays Shopping

Bargain purchases for those on Parga holidays include:-

  • Leather shoes and bags
  • Jewellery
  • Liquors
  • Honey
  • Olive oil.

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