Parga is a lovely town in western Greece with vivid island style. Constructed along the slopes of a hill, it is surrounded by lush greenery and blue sea. During the tour you will see forests, rivers, lakes, old mills, stone villages and castles.
Parga in Greece is the most popular summer destination in Epirus. This small town is situated in a secluded bay of the Ionian Sea and has an intense island feeling. The colorful houses of Parga Greece are constructed amphitheatrically along the slopes of a mountain, offering nice view to the sea.
Parga is the ideal destination for nature lovers as it features lush vegetation and beautiful landscapes. Parga joins the green lawn and blue mountain meets the sea. The beautiful beaches alternate with the rich nature of the mainland creating unique contrasts. In the wider area you can visit some of the most important places of natural beauty and habitats of Greece.
The Castle is found on the top of a hill overlooking the town and was used to protect the town from the mainland and the sea. It was initially built in the 11th century by the residents of Parga to protect their town from pirates and the Turks. In the 13th century, as their control of the region increased, the Venetians rebuilt the castle to fortify the area. In 1452, Parga and the castle were occupied by the Ottomans for two years during which time part of the castle was demolished. 1537, Ottoman admiral Hayreddin Barbarossa burnt and destroyed the fortress and the houses within
The impressive Castle of Anthoussa is located on top of a hill between Parga and Agia. This castle is preserved in good situation till today and dominates the entire region. It was constructed by Ali Pasha, the Turkish governor of Ioannina, to overlook the area, the sea and most of all the town of Parga. It served as a base of operations against the residents of Parga, who were resisting against the Ottoman attacks.
Kryoneri Beach is located in the town center of Parga.Opposite stands the Island of Virgin. It is a picturesque beach where opposite is the hallmark of Parga Greece, the Virgin Island. Access to the island is very easy. Visitors can go there with pedal boat (5 min), with a sea bot (3min) or swimming! Left of Kryoneri beach is the rock Skordas(Garlick) and even left the rock Kremidas (Onion). Access to Kryoneri is very easy, you need to walk only a few steps if you live in Parga. This beach receives many visitors, mostly families. On the way to the beach you will find dozens of restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops and handmade works from the tradition of Parga.
Piso Krioneri is a small picturesque beach a few meters from the center of Parga. It is located behind the beach Kryoneri.
Piso Krioneri has many rocks and each of them has a name given by its shape or difficulty for diving. Although it’s a few metres from the center of Parga is far away from the noise. From Piso Krioneri starts one of the paths that ends to the Church of Agia Eleni up in the hill. In the beach you can find cafes, Tavernas and mini markets.