A vibrant seaside town with a laid-back atmosphere, Parga is famed for its postcard-perfect colorful layout, with with picturesque, colorful homes along a beach flanked by cliffs and islets. The imposing Venetian Castle offers visitors spectacular scenery and dazzling views. The surrounding coastline is particularly enchanting, with secluded coves and remote beaches best discovered by boat. The nearby islands of Paxos and Antipaxos, with their dreamy beaches, silky white sand and inviting crystalline blue waters, are just as paradisiacal. Parga is especially idyllic at sunset. You can soak in its coastal charm on a leisurely walk along the harbor, or climb atop the castle and watch the sun dip below the horizon. End your perfect evening in one of the restaurants and tavernas along the waterfront.
Things to do in Parga
Parga is a wonderful base for day trips throughout the surrounding region. Although part of the mainland, this resort town has an insular feel. The legendary entrance to the underworld was said to lie nearby. Visit the likely site of the Nekromanteion, a temple used for communicating with the dead, built near three of the rivers that entered the underworld. Charon may not ferry souls to Hades across the Acheron, but that river remains a place of astonishing natural beauty, great for hiking, canoeing, rafting, or horseback riding. The nearby village of Syvota is Greece's own piece of the Caribbean, with its exotic coves, verdant islets, and clean azure waters making it one of Greece's most captivating spots.
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