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 Greece, The Mainland, Parga, 2007

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PostSubject: Greece, The Mainland, Parga, 2007   Greece, The Mainland, Parga, 2007 Icon_minitimeMon Aug 09, 2010 12:11 pm

Parga 2007

Parga, in our opinion, is one of the most attractive places we have been to in Greece. It is also popular with the Greeks themselves and also the destination of many ships on their Mediterranean cruises. The resort is split into two by a very large hill with a fortification on top and is therefore, probably unsuitable for the old or disabled unless they were prepared to stay on the town side.

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Water taxis operate between the harbour and the main sandy beach at the cost of 2 euro’s each way. So this is one way to reach the beach if you were struggling with the hill.

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We walked up many steps to the sandy beach which is fine in the morning but the descent on the other side could be a slippery experience at that time and one had to hang on to the handrail going down.

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The sandy beach divided from the town by the hill and the main sand part is on the left of this beach.

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However, the equally strenuous return walk, in 90 degrees of heat was something else and the 8 euro saving we made doing this, was often spent sipping frappes, (coffee laced with ice and ice cream) at the fortification tavern at the top.

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The views from the fortification whilst sitting under the shade of the trees was stunning and the picturesque harbour and its islands made wonderful pictures.

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The town’s beach was pebbles but after making the effort to walk to the sandy beach on our first week, we decided to concede and sit on the town’s beach. This however had it compensations as the views of the little islands offshore more than made up for that. Chair beds and parasol were 7 euro’s

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At the resort, restaurants were along the promenade at the back of both beaches and on the top of the hills to give you those views whilst you were eating. Now we regarded Parga as more expensive than a lot of the Greek Islands, whether this was due to cruise ships or the local people holidaying I’m not sure. There were a number of restaurants that commanded a good view and were very classy, at one wine was served in a bottle with a silver pourer (alright plated) and here a meal for two with a bottle of wine would set you back 35/40 euro’s but others were more reasonable.

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In the evenings the town was bustling and one popular restaurant even had people waiting but they were given a free drink to pass the time.

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During the day there was a popular train ride you could take which went to Ali Pasha’s castle and took about 2 hours. Apparently he was a ruthless man who ruled the area and murder many of his subjects.

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Once at the top there were views for miles so yet more photos to take and on the way down we all stopped for an ice cream.

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I must stop it was a lovely holiday



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I keep saying it, but another great review with stunning photo's to match. cheers

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Brilliant delboy it really makes me want to go. I haven't been to mainland Greece only been to Crete which we really enjoyed.

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PostSubject: Re: Greece, The Mainland, Parga, 2007   Greece, The Mainland, Parga, 2007 Icon_minitimeMon Aug 09, 2010 9:39 pm

I really enjoyed that Del, many thanks. Very picturesque those little islands just off the shore. Was swimming out to them possible?
Also the promonade at night looked a good people watching spot.
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Yes many waded out at low tide to see the church on the larger island
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A webcam of Parga

http://penteli.meteo.gr/stations/parga/camera.htm
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