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You’ll Adore Picturesque Parga And Here Are 5 Reasons Why

By Yacht Getaways Team
on  May 25, 2018

Parga is often referred to as the Ionian’s most beautiful village and we think this impressive accolade is well deserved. Here are a handful of reasons why we simply had to include Parga on our Ionian sailing getaway itinerary.

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Sit Back and Admire Parga’s Stunning Natural Landscapes

A popular destination for those seeking sunshine-filled days and beautiful views, with two sparkling turquoise bays sitting on either side of the town, gorgeous beaches, and lush green hills, Parga really is the epitome of picturesque.

Learn All About Parga’s Venetian Castle on your Sailing Getaway

Parga is home to a Venetian castle, which is perched on the top of a hill and looks majestically down over the town below. The original structure was built in the 11th century to offer protection to the town from pirates. A series of invasions in the 11th and 13th centuries resulted in some extensive damage but the castle was rebuilt and fortified in the 16th century by the Venetians.

If You Love History, Parga is a Must-Visit Village

Although Parga is relatively small in size, there are centuries of history for you to uncover during your time here. With the Venetian castle already undoubtedly whetting your appetite, you can also look forward to exploring the 19th century Castle of Anthousa, the 18th century Monastery of Panagia Vlacherna, the Ecclesiastical museum and much more besides.

Marvel at the River Legend Says Leads to the Gates of Hades

The Acheron River and its natural springs is an area of extraordinary natural beauty. Surrounded by waterfalls, rocky slopes, verdant greenery and an abundance of wildlife including amphibians and birds of prey, this is a very special and atmospheric location certain to sweep you off your feet.

You’ll Never Run Out of Things to Do

From dining in some stunning restaurants and eateries to exploring ancient walking trails leading to some of the most impressive views over the town and the ocean beyond, there are so many things to occupy your time here you might not ever want to leave.

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