Monday, May 19, 2008

Backpacking in Greece (Part VI)

Parga - Mainland Greece

The village of Parga is well worth a visit or even a stay here, being only 1 hour by bus from Sivota. It is set against a backdrop of huge mountains overlooking a beautiful bay. High on the hill at the end of the harbour stands the ruins of a Venetian castle/fortress, which is brightly lit of an evening. From the castle i mention, there is a dirt track which runs down to a great beach called Valtos beach. You will find another great beach with very fine shingle at Lichnos. There are also two small town beaches, where if you wish can hire pedalos.

There are lots of very narrow streets surrounding Parga which are quite fun exploring. Plenty of tavernas, shops, and cafe/bars. There are also two discos here. Try taverna "Romantica" it probably has the best views and is not expensive at all. You will find this almost at the top of the many steps towards the castle. The taverna is signposted once you are near the top this is a 15 minute stroll.(quite steep) Parga is situated opposite the island of Paxos, nearest larger island being Corfu.

Parga is a lot busier than Sivota, you will find many rooms to rent here, even on the road approaching Parga village.

No comments: