Why choose Parga for you holidays
Opposite to the beach you can see the islet and the high bare
rocks Kremyda and Skorda. You
can visit the medieval fortress that stands on a rise at the
west side of the town, whereas from
the rises surrounding Parga you can enjoy
the view of the town and of the indented beaches: Krioneri,
Pisso Krioneri and Valtos. If you go to a boat-trip you will get
to know the bewitching beauty and the peacefulness of the sea
caves at Lichnos bay, Sarakiniko beach and Agios Sostis beach.
Finally, you can visit the fortresses of Parga and Anthousa
Parga has a health centre, banks (National Bank of Greece,
Commercial Bank of Greece, Agricultural Bank of Greece), port
terminal, fire station, police station, two
dental surgeries, two pharmacies,
three consulting rooms, a
paediatrician etc. There are also dozens of shops where you can
buy whatever you wish; travel agencies for your excursions to
the nearby islands of Corfu, Paxi and Lefkada, as well as for
you car and craft rentals; and what’s more, cafeterias, snack
bars and restaurants with a big variety of dishes at reasonable
prices. The most important thing is that Parga is situated in
the centre of Epirus’ coastline and from here you can visit the
beaches lying from Lefkada to Prevesa and up to Igoumenitsa and
Parga is the hiker’s paradise. The Venetian olive grove, the surrounding
hills and coasts are ideal for the hikers. It’s worth referring to the book
of the British lance Chilton where are mentioned some walks in Parga under
the title “Walks in Parga”. The Municipality of Parga has indicated only one
walk: from Parga to Valtos Beach and from there to the old fortress of Ali
Pasha at Anthousa village, but in the book we discovered really wonderful
walks. The book is available in the bookstores of Parga.
comment about Parga’s beaches. They are just magnificent, good
for all tastes.
A huge beach, good for everybody: families, couples, individuals
etc. It is situated next to the town
Parga and you can reach it by boat (we recommend it), on foot or
by car. Note that you can enjoy all kinds of water sports here.
We recommend a walk in the morning or at nightfall.
At 12 km from Parga after passing the village of Agia. You can
reach it by boat, from the pier of Parga, or by car, from
Anthousa village, but it’s a difficult
drive, good only for those who love
driving on earth roads. We recommend it only to the
lovers of potholes and jeeps. The sunset is magnificent here.
The beach is good for everybody:
families, couples etc. It is also possible to practise water
sports: water bike and canoe. The waters are good and only a
small part of the beach is covered with pebbles. There is a car
park so you don’t have to worry about it.
It’s worth visiting the water source at «Baboulo». There
are restaurants and cafeterias serving quite good food.
Agios Sostis beach:
At 1 km to the south of Sarakiniko beach. It’s an isolated
beach, so forget luxuries, such as restaurants, cafeterias,
water sports, drinking water, people etc. Here you will discover
what virgin nature means. If you own a jeep and you like driving
at narrow and rough earth roads just take the map and a compass,
go to Anthousa village and… good luck. If you meet anyone: a
person, an animal (goat, donkey), any living creature, ask for
directions, otherwise you will get lost!!! On the other way, if
you want to be Indiana Jones take the jeep and continue to the
south of Sarakiniko beach. However, if you don’t want to do “marzies”,
that is to say follies in the local dialect, just take the boat
from the pier and in 20
minutes you will be arriving at your destination. Joking apart,
it’s a beautiful beach and is
worthwhile visiting it, but only if you are well fitted out.up
You will come across it before arriving to Parga. It’s a
beautiful beach provided with all the good things of
civilization: water sports, cafeterias, restaurants etc. You
can reach it by boat or by car. The waters are great and, of
course, the beach is sandy for its
most part and good for everybody.
Agios Giannakis beach:
At 6 km from Parga. It’s a beautiful beach and one of the
beaches of the area with the clearest waters. Water sports are
available and the beach is good for everybody.
Mprosta and Pisso Krioneri:
Are the central beaches of the town of Parga.
In a few words:
Before entering the built-up area of Agia Kiriaki at 5 km from
Parga, a sloping road with turns on your left will lead you to
Agios Giannakis, a small but beautiful beach with clear waters.
the built-up area of Agia Kyriaki and at 4 km from
Parga on your left you will come across Lichnos beach. In the
town and at the coastal road there are the beaches of Krioneri
and Pisso Krioneri. At two kilometres to the NW of the town an
asphalted road will lead you to the beautiful beach of Valtos.
At twelve kilometres to the NW is situated Sarakiniko beach.
Finally, for those who are looking for something absolutely
different there are beaches truly unspoiled, such as Agios
Sostis, Berenitiko, Starna Verna and Prata Mali (we
haven’t given you any information about the last ones, but the
roads leading to them are even more difficult that those leading
to Agios Sostis).
Apart from these there are many more beaches out of the way good
for those who love adventure and, since by asking you can find
everything, just ask for directions.
Maps of Parga
How to reach Parga
Parga is situated in the NW Greece opposite to the island of
Paxi to the south of Corfu. It is 38 km away from the
port of Igoumenitsa,
70 km from the
airport of Aktio, Prevesa
and about 170 km from Ioannina. There are busses running daily
to Parga from the bus station of the prefecture of Prevesa in
the city of
from the bus station of the prefecture of Thesprotia
in the city of
and, in the summer, from the bus station of the prefecture of
Ioannina in the city of
from the port of Igoumenitsa.
from the three airports there are in the region:
the airport of Aktio, in Prevesa and then from there by
taxi or bus
the airport of Corfu and then with the ferry-boat to
Igoumenitsa and from there by car,
the airport of Ioannina and then by bus to Prevesa or
Igoumenitsa (in both cases you have to change bus) or directly
from the ports of Italy to Igoumenitsa and then by bus or taxi.
By car or bus
Athens (by bus from Kifissos station),
Thessalonica (by bus from Macedonia station through Prevesa or
Useful telephone numbers:
Prevesa bus station
Prevesa 26820- 22213
Thesprotia bus station
Athens 210-5125954, 5135379
Ioannina bus station
For your transfer while being in Parga
Rent a motorbike or car
the prices are reasonable and there are offers for those who
reserve before their arrival or they combine their stay at an
accommodation with a car rental.
most of the taxi drivers speak English. Some of them speak
Italian as well and there are also a few who speak German.
for your transfer to some of the beaches from the pier of Parga.
Daily excursions with the bigger boats are also organised to the
islands opposite to Parga.
Finally, you can rent a bike or just
Parga is a wonderful place and
there is no better way to get to know it.
Useful phone numbers
Parga’s Health Centre
Parga’s Police station
Parga’s Port Terminal
Parga’s Fire Brigade
Parga’s Bus Station