Grab a bite
The town has a few traditional Greek restaurants and tavernas, mainly in the port of Parga where there are panoramic views of the town. Due to its location slightly off the beaten track, menus here tend to be very affordable too, so it’s possible to dine out even on cheap Parga holidays. One of these restaurants is Castello, with its scrumptious menu of Greek, French, Italian and Pan-Asian cuisine that is sure to satisfy even the most discerning visitors.
Other restaurants can be found neighbouring the popular beaches – Rendezvous and Tango at Valtos and a small collection of eateries at Lichnos. There are also a few good restaurants at the springs of Acheron, a short drive from Parga where you can eat in picturesque surroundings along the river bank.
Sample the nightlife
Parga has varied and surprisingly extensive nightlife for a town of its size. There are a handful of bars and nightclubs to keep night owls intrigued.
Head to Brazilian Green Cup Espresso Bar, a coffee and cocktail bar located on the upper side of Parga, should you fancy sharing stories over an espresso with friends into the evening.
If you’re seeking an evening with a bit more adventure, head to Kamini Bar for drinks and people watching. Also consider hitting up Pargas Distillery, where the view of Valtos is spectacular and cocktails are strong.
Take a peak into Albania
Albania may not scream holiday destination to you, but that’s because the small Balkan country is only just opening up to tourists. This means the country is entirely authentic and untouched, a breath of fresh air you’re bound to love.
So take a daytrip from Parga and get a glimpse of the dramatic coastline of this hidden gem of a country. Destinations well worth a visit are the ancient city of Butrint, with its Greco-Roman theatre and Christian baptistery, and the lovely seaside town of Agios Saranda.
Windsurf on Valtos Beach
There are several watersports you can get involved in at Valtos Beach, from windsurfing to canoeing. It’s five minutes by car from Parga and is a stunning beach. Water taxis run between Valtos and Parga harbour.
Daytrip to Corfu and Paxos
Holidays to Greece offer more than just lazy beach days spent in your chosen resort. Corfu and Paxos are exceedingly popular with tourists, and it’s possible to take boat trips from Parga to get to both. Head to Corfu and let yourself get lost in the winding streets, or discover Paxos and drink in the traditional Greek waterfront taverna culture.