Parga is a popular choice for those who are looking for a relaxing getaway or an adventurous trip, a romantic time off or a family break, an alternative destination with a plethora of attractions and sights, including:
The Castle of Parga
Perched on the top of a hill at the entrance of the port, the castle can be reached by walking up the city’s narrow paved streets and steps.
Nisaki tis Panagias (Islet of Virgin Mary)
This green and lush islet is located just across the port of Parga – within swimming distance. It got its name from the local Panagia (Virgin Mary) chapel with the impressive bell tower. The beautiful castle perched on the highest peak of the island was built by French conquerors in 1808, during their stay in the area (1797-1814).
Ali Pasha Castle
Ali Pasha Castle is situated on a hill between the villages of Anthousa and Agia, just 5km north of Parga. This large and imposing structure was built in 1814 under the supervision of Italian engineer Monteleone. The location offers a fantastic view to the Ionian islands and can be reached by taking a beautiful train route departing from the beach of Parga. The Castle is lit at night and the sight is spectacular.
Agia Vlacherna Monastery
Located at the top of a hill in the area of Valtos in Parga, this Byzantine monastery dates back to the 12th century.
An imposing 18-meter long and 13-meter high monument depicts 6 abstract female figures holding hands, a symbolic representation of the women of Souli (Souliotisses) and their fight for freedom. The monument was constructed in 1961.
Paxoi – Antipaxos
Daily boat transfers are available from the port of Parga to the islands of Paxoi and Antipaxos. According to Greek mythology, this group of islands was formed when Poseidon struck his trident in Corfu to cut off a tip and create a love shelter for himself and Amphitrite.
These are the attractions near Adam’s Hotel worth a visit:
Attractions near Adam’s hotel worth a visit:
- Anthousa-Agia Castle
- Acheron river springs
- The wetlands of Amvrakikos Gulf (Ambracian Gulf)
- Zalongo and the ruins of the ancient city of Cassope
- P. Vrellis Greek History Museum (Ioannina)
- Perama cave (Ioannina)
- Zagorohoria (Ioannina)
- Ioannina Castle
Notable attractions in the greater region of Parga:
- The Venetian castle of Parga
- The Ecclesiastical Museum located in central Parga
- The church of Agios Nikolaos, the patron saint of Parga
- Agia Vlacherna Monastery