January – December
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It seems as if Mother Nature planned to keep Parga, located Greece’s northwest coast, to herself. This picturesque coastal town is surrounded in pine-clad mountains. Beyond the harbour lies a picture-perfect collection of terracotta-roofed houses. Add to this the little islands dotted throughout the bay, including Panagia, which is topped with a whitewash-coloured chapel. That's why holidays in Parga just can't help being so attractive.
A large part of Parga’s appeal lies in its beaches. There’s the main beach of Kryoneri, that lines the town and faces Panagia Island. Then, right next door to it is Piso Kryoneri – a pretty cove with a pebble and sand beach. Over the headland is Valtos, a long stretch of sand that is family friendly courtesy of its safe swimming, tavernas and full range of watersports.
In Parga Town, you are only ever a few minute from the harbour. It teems with life by the day, as little boats ferry across it. If you explore the maze of streets running from the harbour on Parga holidays, you’ll find jewellery makers that are renowned right throughout Greece. By night the waterfront cranks things up a gear, as tavernas, bars and kafenios – otherwise known as coffee shops - fill up with a cosmopolitan mix of locals and holidaymakers alike.
Temperature: Spring through to autumn has temperatures sitting in the low to high 20s degrees Celsius.
Best time for holidays to Parga: Parga is a year-round destination although winter is the low season and there are good deals to be had.
Parga has a Mediterranean climate, with long and hot summers and gentle and mild winters. Most of the town’s rain falls in autumn and winter, so the spring and summer are usually dry, sunny and just perfect for kicking back on the beach.
With the islands of Paxos and Corfu just a short boat ride away, you can expand your Parga holidays horizons with ease discovering the beauty of these Ionian Islands. Ancient Greek legend tells that Paxos formed because Poseidon hit Corfu with his trident, in the here and now, both islands offer idyllic escapes just a ferry ride away.
In Parga Town it seems time stood still. From compact, yet perfectly formed meze cafes, to charming little shops lining the narrow cobbled streets, Parga Town has an air of tradition that is incredibly endearing.
Unspoiled, beautiful and only a daytrip away from Parga, Albania has multiple angles to explore. Spend the day discovering its secrets during your holidays in Parga, including the Butrint archaeological site and the coast town of Agios Saranda. You will need your passport of course!
Perfect for keen hikers who love a breath of fresh air in the great outdoors, Vikos National Park includes the Vikos Gorge, which is listed in Guinness World Records as the deepest in the world. The national park is located in the Zagori region in north west Greece, it takes a couple of hours to get to, but if you love the outdoors, the journey is well worth it. Don't miss a chance to go to this park during your holidays to Parga.
In the heart of Parga Town itself, it would be very difficult to miss the stunning Venetian castle which used to protect the town below its walls. A great example of Venetian architecture, the castle features a café and gift shop perfect for a brief stop in before admiring the stunning views from the castle’s towers.
Buy a pair of galoshes from a local store and go on a river walk on your Parga holidays. If you join on one of the popular tours, the walk will take about six hours and stop for a hearty lunch. The Acheron River is surrounded on both sides by natural beauty that you can’t help but admire whether you are doing the river walk or just sitting, relaxing and taking it all in.