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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 if you're looking for a relaxing escape. Hire a scooter and explore the town at your own leisure, or find your perfect spot on one of the beaches for a day in the sun. 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

Elena Apartments

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

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Based on 125 reviews

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Based on 2 reviews

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Adams Hotel

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • 900m from the beach
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beautiful traditional Greek restaurant

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 221 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 9 reviews

What is included ?

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

Olympic Studios & Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Seafront
  • Central location
  • Views of the harbour

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 35 reviews

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Based on 4 reviews

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Villa Coralli Hotel

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • In front of Krioneri beach
  • Breakfast buffet
  • 150m from resort centre

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Based on 159 reviews

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Zozefina Apartments & Studios

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

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Based on 143 reviews

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Akanthus Studios

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Near Krioneri beach
  • Only 5 minutes walk from Parga Town
  • Close to tavernas, shops and restaurants

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Based on 13 reviews

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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.

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 the mid-teens. Rainfall picks up in the winter, but the weather's still mild. Temperatures rarely fall below 9°C 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 15 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're greeted with fireworks, live music and dancing. 

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


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