Parga in detail


Several interesting churches are scattered around. The Church of the Agioi Apostoli (1780) seems bare at first glance, but it has lovingly painted frescoes of Christ's last supper and crucifixion. A few paces away, peer through the gloom in the Church of Agios Dimitrios (1850) at numerous depictions of the saint spearing a Christian-slaying gladiator from his horse. The largest is the Church of Agios Nikolaos, for Parga's patron saint.


At Parga's east edge, Krioneri Beach is sandy with shallow waters. To the west, a 15-minute walk or short water taxi ride, is 2km-long Valtos Beach. Both are solid with umbrellas and loungers. Four kilometres east of Parga, Lichnos Beach is quieter and isolated-feeling, though a little pebbly; drive, water taxi or walk two hours through olive groves. Northwest is Sarakiniko Beach, an exceptionally scenic pebble beach in a little bay.