Lying along the Ionian coastline, Parga is one of the most attractive resorts on mainland Greece. Overlooked by the ruins of a Venetian castle and olive groves, Parga’s whitewashed, red-roofed houses and cobbled lanes wind down the hillside to the picturesque harbour. Holidays in Parga centre around the two white shingle beaches on either side of the harbour, which are perfect for families looking for lazy days sunbathing or paddling in the sea. Just over the headland you’ll find beautiful crescent-shaped Valtos beach, brimming with tavernas, watersports and sunbeds. Parga is also great for shopping, especially along the streets of the old town and the narrow alleyways behind the waterfront. Entertainment is quite low key in the evenings, with the tavernas and bars by the harbour the ideal places to while away a few hours. With so much to offer, it’s easy to see why holidays in Parga are the perfect choice for a family holiday.
There are lots of things to see and experience on a holiday in Parga. Daytime activity centres around the beaches with a number of water sports to enjoy. Corfu, Paxos and Anti Paxos are the most popular boat trips from the resorts harbour. For a bit of culture, explore the ruins of the Venetian castle on the hillside or to the south of the resort theres the ruins of the ancient cities of Nikopolis and Kassiopi. For walkers, North of Parga youll find the VikosAoos National Park with its sheerwalled Vikos Gorge, crystal lakes and the wondrous villages to explore.
In high summer Pargas waterfront and old town bustle with packed out clubs and bars. Or alternatively enjoy a meal with a glass of ouzo in one of the traditional tavernas, with bouzouki music playing in the background.
Theres plenty of choice when it comes to dining out in Parga. British and Italian dishes feature on the menu alongside the traditional Greek fare thats served in the tavernas. Start your meal with a meze of appetisers including taramosalata, tzatziki and dolmades and follow with traditional Greek favourites of mousakka or calamari with baklava for dessert. Aniseedflavoured Ouzo is the preferred aperitif and the robustly flavoured Retsina wine is the popular accompaniment to any meal.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.