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Parga at a glance

Parga is, without doubt, the loveliest resort on the mainland of Greece’s north-western Preveza region. It nestles in a small, sweeping bay between green olive groves and the sea and is a favourite among Greeks as a holiday destination too.

Holidays in Parga hold endless appeal for visitors of all ages and promise laid-back holidays with picture postcard vistas.

Famed for its charm and beauty, the resort is relatively unspoilt, with tourism remaining low key until the high season, when the cosmopolitan essence of the town brings it alive. With its cobbled streets, beautiful coloured houses draped with bougainvillea and fragrant jasmine, in addition to its Mediterranean summer weather, Parga holidays are ideally suited to discerning visitors wishing to unwind in a beautiful Greek resort with excellent amenities.

Bask in endless sunshine on Valtos Beach, visit the awe-inspiring monasteries in the sky at Meteora or stay closer to home and climb up to the Venetian castle in Parga Town – there truly is something for everyone.

A relatively well-kept secret and a treasure of an island, Parga's tourism industry thankfully remains low key which is central to its appeal. There are some stunning hotels, apartments and villas in Parga; notably Racconto Boutique Design Hotel, a new hotel just 900 metres from the centre of Parga. Take a look at our Parga hotels and make this your choice for the perfect chilled out Greece getaway in 2018.

Best Time to Visit Parga

The months of June to August contain the most sunshine hours in Parga. With late August seeing the highest temperatures, reaching average highs of 32.8 C. May, June, and September are three of the best months to visit Parga as the temperatures are slightly cooler while still retaining a lovely climate and being slightly quieter than peak travel months.

Parga Travel Advice

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 CorfuPaxos 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.

Further information

For the more adventurous, Epirus is easily accessible along with boat trips to Corfu Town and Paxos. Parga is also an ideal base for short trips to the surrounding villages of Aghia, Anthoussa and Trkastro, which are perched on a plateau above the fertile, mountainous countryside. With almost too many enticing villages and beaches to mention, holidays to Parga are great for getting off the beaten-track and exploring the traditional and scenic charms of real Greece. Why not hire a car and see more for yourself, with a different location and adventure possible every day?

Parga is blessed with two golden sandy beaches which lie either side of the main harbour front; however, there are many others close by. Lovely Sarakiniko Beach can be reached by water taxi from Parga Harbour. Just 19 kilometres away, enjoy the coastline north of Parga, passing Valtos Beach, The Vlacheron Monastery, Iosostis and other small picturesque bays and beaches on your way to Sarakiniko. Once there you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful sandy and shingle bay, backed by ancient olive groves. Great facilities, restaurants, watersports and stunning sunsets make this beach perfect for romantic or family holidays. 

Krioneri Beach is the main, larger beach with plenty of activities, ranging from water skiing and parasailing to surfing and diving, while smaller Piso Kironeri is perfect for those seeking a quieter more romantic beach spot to spend the day. Varos and Lichnos Beaches are located in a sheltered bay where you’ll be spoilt for choice with bars and restaurants.

Parga has many great places to eat out, serving everything from traditional Greek food to international à la carte dishes. Take a stroll to the castle where welcoming tavernas serve freshly caught fish, while down at the picturesque harbourfront you’ll find an even wider choice of restaurants and bars to tempt your taste buds. Explore the shops and get some bargains to take home, with lots to choose from, including leather shoes and bags, jewellery, local honey and olive oil.