Parga - A Scenic Resort In North-western Greece
Parga is a town situated in the north-west of Greece close to the cities of Preveza and Igoumenitsa on the spectacular Ionian coast.
Holidays in Parga offer something for everyone with activities and attractions to suit all ages.
The resort is best known for its scenic beauty with plenty of countryside to explore.
With an airport transfer time of 1-2 hours there is enough time to get a feel for your location within the area before you arrive at your chosen Parga hotel. The accommodation in the town ranges from budget to luxury with hotels and Parga villas to suit all tastes, many offer a range of board options including self catered and all inclusive. There are several beaches in the area boasting stunning white sand, turquoise waters, parasols and a range of water sport facilities. The most popular beach is Krioneri especially for families with small children, the gentle sloping sand is ideal for safe bathing.
Parga holidays are ideal for those looking to escape to one of the most beautiful resorts in Greece, whether you are looking for a short break of a family holiday there is something for everyone. With great cheap Parga holiday deals available right now, make sure you discover this Greek paradise.
Parga - Sightseeing and Activities
Although the main focus of a Parga holiday is the beaches, there are still plenty of fantastic things to see and do during your stay in this stunning resort. One of the most popular pastimes is taking advantage of the many watersport facilities available; from jet-skiing to canoeing and even exhilarating rides on a banana boat there is so much on offer. Boat trips to nearby islands and resorts are also popular especially for those looking to learn more about the history and culture of the region. Excursions to Corfu and Paxos are ideal along with shopping trips to nearby resorts such as Lefkas; there are plenty of sightseeing tours to take advantage of including several to many of the ancient churches and monasteries around the area. Two of the most popular tourist sites are the Perama Caves and the Nekopolis ruins; both are highly recommended for those looking to do more than sunbathe on their holidays to Parga.
Shopping facilities in Parga are limited to the Old Town area where there are plenty of souvenir, jewellery, clothing and leather goods stores. The more commercial areas of the town have supermarkets, ideal for those enjoying a self catered holiday in Parga. Those looking for a more diverse shopping experience will appreciate the frequent public transport, taking visitors to larger areas around the region.
Parga – Nightlife and Cuisine
There is a wide selection of restaurants, cafes and fast food eateries to enjoy during a holiday in Parga. The most popular choice is obviously one of the many traditional Greek restaurants that serve plenty of authentic Greek dishes and delicious fresh seafood. Those looking for more familiar tastes will appreciate the wide range of cuisines available including Italian, Spanish and typical British pub food around the resorts. Many of the hotels offer a buffet style service, ideal for those looking to sample food from around the globe. The nightlife in the resort is fairly lively with bars and nightclubs situated around the large tourist areas.
Whether you prefer to enjoy a quiet night in a bar overlooking the water or a vibrant night on the town, Parga holidays offer an evening experience to suit all tastes and budgets. Night taxis run until the early hours for those hoping to sample some of the nightlife in nearby resorts.
Parga - Weather and Climate
Parga is renowned for its year round warm climate with over 300 days of sunshine in the town each year. The summer months are the hottest with temperatures reaching the high thirties on a regular basis, the hottest month is July which is also the busiest time to enjoy a Parga holiday. During the peak summer season visitors can enjoy around 13 hours of sunshine per day and consistent warm water temperatures. The coolest months in Parga are December and January however the resort still remains fairly mild with temperatures of around 15°C. The winter months can often bring rainfall to the town although there are still around 6 hours of sunshine to enjoy each day. Those hoping to avoid the crowds are advised to book their holidays in Parga just outside of the peak summer season, when the weather is still hot and the beaches less crowded.