Northern Greece has yet to become a much talked about holiday destination, but it's an interesting region, as well as being beautifully perched on the edges of the Mediterranean. It does however have excellent tourist infrastructure so when it comes to accommodation the best places to stay in Parga come in all price ranges from campsites to smart hotels.
Parga is undoubtedly a beautiful little resort town, but it looks much more like a little red-roofed Italian town, rather than the square whitewashed buildings people think of as being typically Greek. As is the norm the castle sits at the top of the hill and charming little alleyways run downwards to the shops, homes, bars and restaurants, and the sea. In the past the majority of visitors have been Greek, but word of its beauty is spreading…
While most travellers are drawn to Parga's picturesque sandy beaches and the aquamarine colour of the Ionian beyond, the pretty town on the bay like an amphitheatre, and of course the sunshine, there's some fascinating sights nearby if you're interested in expanding your beach break into a cultural excursion.
Parga is scenic, rather than easy to get to - you can only arrive by bus or boat. But there's daily bus access and it's not far from the airport at Preveza.
Parga's castle/ fortress sits on a headland just to the west of the town, keeping watch over things. It dates front he 14th Century and has seen much use - this little hamlet has been battered by pirates several times over.
Just west of the town is a second castle, Ali Pasha castle, from which Ali Pasha tried to destroy Parga's castle using cannons. If it's a clear day you can see all the way to Corfu from here! The walk back to Parga is through orchards and olive groves.
Parga's beaches are well kept and some have good facilities, including, Kironeri Beach, right by the town centre, Valtos Beach, on the other side of the castle, and further to the west Lichnos Beach. If you don't fancy the walk there are regular boats ferrying people to and from these main beaches.
A chic boutique hotel with charming rooms and wonderful sea views. Individually decorated suites are full of romance, each with black and white chequered floors, stand alone bath tubs, and private balconies. A small hotel with lots of character.
A stylish modern hotel with rooms, suites, and villas (sleep up to 5). Wonderful sea views from its hilltop perch, extensive spa, gorgeous terraces and good food. A lovely spot for families, groups, and couples looking for a luxury beach holiday.