Amphitheatrically set on the outskirts of the Venetian castle, the picturesque and cosmopolitan town of Parga offers majestic panoramic views to the Ionian Sea. Conveniently positioned between the cities of Preveza and Igoumenitsa this beautiful town enjoys the embrace of the mountainous countryside and the verdant surroundings. The Italian influence is evident in many forms of architecture while many strong traditional elements have been reserved through time. The narrow paved alleys, the scenic neighbourhoods, the lively character and idyllic landscape evoke a calm and friendly atmosphere.
Situated on the mouth of Acheron river on the southwest of Epirus against the beautiful islands of Paxi and Antipaxi this charming town invites visitors to experience its rich history and natural beauty as well as the lively feel and heart-warming enthusiasm of the locals. Some of the places worth visiting are the islet of Panagia, the traditional "kantounia", the mythical Acheron river and Necromancy dating back to the Homeric age along with the stunningly beautiful beaches of the region and the many historical sites and attractions.
Parga is a favorable destination for relaxing or exciting vacations, for romantic, family or alternative holidays with many entertainment choices and a great range of attractions. Some of the region’s main attractions are listed below:
Parga’s Castle is situated on the edge of a hill, right at the entrance of the town’s port and can be reached through the narrow alleys and the steps coming from the port.
The Islet of Virgin Mary
This verdant islet is situated right in front of Parga’s port, in a very close distance that can even be covered by swimming. The name of the islet derives from the scenic chapel of Virgin Mary with its characteristic bell tower. At the highest point of the islet one can see the beautiful French castle that was built by the French conquerors in 1808 during their inhabitancy (1797- 1814).
Ali Pasha’s Castle
The Castle of Ali Pasha is located on a hill between the villages of Anthousa and Agia, 5 km north of Parga. It is a colossal and imposing building that was constructed in 1814 under the supervision of the Italian engineer Monteleone. The site offers a spectacular view to the Ionian Islands and it is advised to be visited with the little train embarking from Parga’s beach so as to enjoy a truly fabulous journey. The Castle is illuminated at night offering a remarkable sight.
The Monastery of Saint Vlacherna
It is a Byzantine monastery dating back to the 12th century that is set in a beautiful location, on a hill in the area of Valtos in Parga.
Zaloggos is an imposing, 18 meters long and 13 meters tall monument portraying 6 abstract body forms of the “Souliotisses” women holding hands, a symbol of love for freedom. The monument was built in 1961.
Paxi – Antipaxi
The islands of Paxi and Antipaxi can be reached from Parga with one of the many boats that embark on daily excursions. According to the myth this island complex was formed after Poseidon severed the tip of Corfu with a mighty throw of his trident so as to create an idyllic retreat for him and his beloved Amphitrite.
Adam’s hotel is situated in close proximity to some marvelous sightseeing sites that are certainly worth visiting as listed below:
Notable Attractions near Adam’s hotel:
Remarkable sights in the greater area of Parga:
Parga and the greater area of Epirus are blessed with some of the finest beaches in northwestern Greece offering a choice for all sorts of travelers seeking either a quiet getaway or a cosmopolitan seaside retreat with water sports, cafes and taverns.
Beaches close to the hotel:
Best beaches of the area: