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Holidays In Parga

Parga Holidays at a glance

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

Greece holidays are perfect for exploring a rich historical heritage; regardless of which of our Greece holidays you choose, the signs and reminders of ancient Greece are never far away. Below is just a selection of the many places of interest to visit during your Greece holidays:-

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Melissani Cave

Samaria Gorges

Thessaloniki

Take a boat trip underground in Kefalonia to experience the magic atmosphere of this cave enclosing a subterranean lake surrounded by trees. Named after the nymph Melissanthi, sunlight streams through the cave top illuminating the shimmering, turquoise water on which boats appear to levitate.

The other-wordliness is enhanced by relics featuring nymphs and dolphin-shaped stalactites. Visit between noon and 2pm to catch the light effects.

The longest gorge in Europe, and second longest is the world after the Grand Canyon, is to be found on the largest of the Greek islands, Crete. The gorge cuts a swathe through the White Mountains and is teeming with wildlife including an incredible display of wildflowers in spring.

 Not to be missed during your Greece holiday to Halkidiki is a visit to Greece's second largest city, Thessaloniki, home to the fascinating Archaeological Museum containing ancient marble statues and gold jewellery originating from Macedonia. The stunning Byzantine churches here are recognised as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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Symi Harbour

Hippocrates Plane Tree

Olympia

In a land of picturesque sights, Symi harbour tops the charts. A deep and wide natural inlet and a busy, thriving port, it owes its good looks to the cluster of sea captains' houses in a riot of pastel colours ascending all sides. The harbour comes alive at night when the lights of bars and tavernas twinkle in the water. For a truly panoramic view, climb the 450 Kali Strata steps and catch your breath in the pretty village of Chorio at the top.

Picnic at the foot of the oldest tree in Europe, located in Kos. Still standing thanks to extensive supports, this tree is said to be the Tree of Hippocrates where he once taught his students. ancient ruins give history lovers a treat.

Rediscovered in 18th century in the West Peloponnese, Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic Games started in 776 BC to honour the god, Zeus. The area is full of historical attractions including The Temple of Hera, Stadium, a holy place for sport activities dedicated to Zeus holding about 20,000 spectators, the temple of Zeus, Prytaneion (site of the eternal flame) and many more.

 

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Medieval Rhodes Town

Monasteries of Meteora

 

The old town area of Rhodes is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Between the Palace of the Grand Master and the Archaeological Museum, the Street of the Knights, was the main street of administrative and military buildings and functions in the Knights' era. The city of Rhodes is dominated by the medieval castle which overlooks the harbour, built in the 14th century by the Knights of St John.

North of the Pelion Peninsular, Meteora is renowned for the breathtaking complex of Eastern Greek Orthodox monasteries built on natural sandstone pillars and appearing to defy the laws of physics; the name means `suspended'. It is has been used as a location in films and inspired much music and literature.

Things to do on a Holiday in Parga

Popular activities for those taking holidays in Parga include:-

  • Waterskiing
  • Scuba diving

Parga Holidays Excursions

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!

Eating/Drinking During Parga Holidays

Parga has many eateries serving traditional Greek food to à la carte menus. Walk to the castle where tavernas serve fresh fish while in the harbour there more restaurants and bars to choose from.

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 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.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp C Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Parga 21 23 27 29 29 27 24
London 13 16 20 22 21 19 13
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Parga 7 10 12 12 11 9 6
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3

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