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Discover holidays in Parga

A small town on the Ionian coast of Greece, Parga is a picture-perfect Mediterranean getaway. Olive groves, turquoise seas and an easygoing atmosphere, make it ideal for travellers seeking a relaxing escape. Hire a scooter and explore the town at your own leisure, or find your perfect spot on one of several beaches to top up your tan. For history buffs, Ali Pasha castle is a must-see, while culture-seekers can enjoy a range of festivals throughout the year. Don’t leave your holiday in Parga without enjoying a grilled fish meal at a seafront taverna. 

Temperature: 9-25 °C

Parga enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with long, hot summers and cool winters.

Flight time from UK:

Approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes

Holidays in Parga

Zozefina Apartments & Studios

Parga Town, Parga

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Outdoor pool
  • 1km from the beach
  • Family-run

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 126 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

From

£254

Villa Stefanos

Parga Town, Parga

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Fully refurbished for 2015
  • 800m away from the beach
  • Opposite bars, tavernas and shops

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 27 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

From

£281

Utopia Studios

Parga Town, Parga

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Overlooking beach
  • Self-catering
  • 5 minute walk from harbour area and town centre

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 53 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

From

£386

Racconto Boutique Design Hotel

Parga Town, Parga

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Adults only
  • 900m to Kryoneri beach and the centre of Praga

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 40 reviews

What is included?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Your Seat Choice*
  • Return Transfers

From

£441

Elena Apartments

Parga Town, Parga

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Quiet location
  • 750m from resort centre

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 114 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

From

£328

Parga Beach Resort

Parga Town, Parga

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Beachfront location
  • Spacious rooms
  • 50m away from resort centre with shops, bars and restaurants

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 272 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

From

£410

Start your holiday in Parga with a walk to Ali Pasha castle. This hilltop, Venetian castle is well worth the climb, just for the stunning views across the town. Explorers will also enjoy wandering the cobbled streets of the old town, where you can find a variety of shops, bars and tavernas. If you’re visiting Parga during the summer, find your favourite beach to cool off on. Lichnos Beach offers white sand and clear, turquoise waters, while Valtos Beach is one of the best places in Parga for water sports.

Pull on your most comfortable footwear and trek through stunning orchards and olive groves to Ali Pasha Castle. Situated on a hilltop overlooking the town, making the climb to this Venetian castle is one of the most popular things to do in Parga. There are several eateries on route should you need to stop and take a break. Remember to bring your camera to capture the stunning views over the town, and keep an eye out for the famously ‘secret’ passageway to the sea.

During the peak summer months, there isn’t a better place to cool off than at the beach. Located within walking distance of the town centre, Krioneri beach is the nearest. This little sand-and-shingle stretch is a picturesque place to sit and watch the world go by after you’ve explored the town. For activities, hop in a water taxi to nearby Valtos Beach, where you can enjoy a range of water sports and three kilometres of white sand and shingle. Or for quiet tanning, Lichnos Beach is your go-to for white sand and a selection of traditional tavernas.

Don’t leave your holiday in Parga without finding a traditional taverna for some hearty Greek cuisine. Fresh fish and calamari drizzled in lemon and oil dressing is a local favourite. As is grilled meat served with tzatziki (yogurt sauce). If you’d like to try a traditional dessert, honey and baklava (sweet filo pastry) is a good choice. Wash your meal down in true Greek fashion, with a glass of ouzo (a traditional anise-flavoured aperitif).

Fast Facts

Language: The language spoken in Parga  is Greek
Currency: The currency used in Parga is the Euro (€)
Local time: Parga is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly: Aktion National Airport (PVK) is approximately 65km from Parga
Tourist information: Further Parga tourist information can be found here
Visa & Health: Before your holiday to Parga, visit here for recommendations and advice on visas and health


Best For

Scenery lovers: Walk through stunning orchards and olive groves before climbing to the top of Ali Pasha castle. 

Beach lovers: Enjoy glorious highs of 30 (°C) as you relax on Lichnos Beach. 

Relaxation seekers: Spend the afternoon strolling through the cobbled alleyways of Parga Town. 


Weather & Climate

Summer is the most popular time to visit Parga. Temperatures typically climb into the 30s (°C) or even the 40s, so sunscreen is a must. For slightly cooler weather, come in spring or autumn, when you can expect fewer crowds, plenty of sunny days and average temperatures in mid-teens. Rainfall picks up in the winter, but the weather's still mild. Temperatures rarely fall below 9 during the season. 


Getting Around

By foot: Parga is a small town that can be easily navigated on foot. Start early at the town centre. The walk to Anthousa village, Valtos Beach and Alis Pasha Castle offers beautiful views. 

By taxi boat: For easy transport to Lichnos and Valtos Beach, hop on a local taxi boat from the harbour. Boats run every day and return tickets cost under 10 euros. 

By scooter: For a more scenic tour of Parga, zip through the town on a hired scooter. There are rental companies at the town centre. 


Events

Religious Festival: On the 15th August each year, locals light up Panagia Islet with fireworks, music and food, in honour of the the Holy Virgin. 

Kanaria Festival: The highlight of Parga’s cultural celebrations, this folk festival is held to observe the return of Pargians to the homeland after their extradition in the 19th century. Locals return to Panagia Island in spectacularly decorated boats, where they are greeted with fireworks, live music and dancing. 

Lampatines: Culture seekers won’t want to miss this traditional festival on the 24th June, when locals celebrate St. John the Baptist with traditional dances and the lighting of fires in the neighbourhoods. 


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