Our most recommended things to do in Parga

From Parga: Paxos and Antipaxos Cruise with Blue Caves

1. From Parga: Paxos and Antipaxos Cruise with Blue Caves

Guests will start their cruise at 10.00 am from the pier of Parga, heading to the first stop, which is Voutoumi beach in Antipaxos island. This stop is 35 minutes and guests have the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear blue and turquoise waters of Voutoumi beach. After the first swim, guests will sail towards Paxos island, at the west side of the island, to the Blue Caves. There we will anchor Megalochari motorsailer boat and give the opportunity for a second swim to our guests for 35 minutes. On our way to the third stop, we will pass by from Ortholithos stone rock for photoshooting. After 30 minutes will reach the capital of Paxos, Gaios, where guests have 2 hours free for lunch, shopping or swimming. 16.30 Megalochari motorsailer boat will depart for Parga. 18.00 we will be back at the pier of Parga.

From Parga: Full-Day Cruise to Paxi Islands & the Blue Caves

2. From Parga: Full-Day Cruise to Paxi Islands & the Blue Caves

Begin your boat trip at 10 AM from the port of Parga. After 1 hour and 10 minutes, arrive at Antipaxos island where the boat stops near the beach, one of the most acclaimed in the Mediterranean Sea. Swim in a breathtaking natural bay, snorkel in the incredibly clear water, for 45 min and gaze at the luxurious sailing yachts. Continue your journey past Kamara and Ortholitho to explore the western side of the island, which is inaccessible from land. Marvel at the incredible shapes and colors of the steep cliffs, and see enormous caves and occasionally dolphins passing by. Here, have the opportunity to swim in the Blue Caves for 40 minutes. Then, cruise to the east toward the capital of Paxi island, Gaios. Once there, enjoy 2.5 hours of free time to explore, shop, and eat in this secluded paradise that is characteristic of the Ionian Islands. Admire Gaios' charming architecture, and even swim again in one of the closest bays. At around 6 PM, the boat will bring you back to Parga.

Corfu: Parga, Sivota and Blue Lagoon Full-Day Boat Cruise

3. Corfu: Parga, Sivota and Blue Lagoon Full-Day Boat Cruise

Marvel at the beautiful coastline of Greece on a full-day boat cruise to Parga and Sivota from Corfu Town. Get stunning views of the Old Town as you set sail and admire the thick woods of the Kanoni Peninsula. Pass the palace and gardens of Mon Repos as you sail towards Plataria and Sivota. Continue down the coast to Parga, known for its beautiful architecture and calm bays. See the remains of a Venetian castle, built by the residents in the 11th century to protect them from pirates and the Turks. Discover the small island with a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Venetian and French-style buildings. Stroll the narrow streets and enjoy lunch at a traditional taverna overlooking the sea, or go for a swim off one of the many beaches. Cruise around the islands of Sivota as you sail back to Corfu and drop anchor at the Blue Lagoon, where Arabian pirates are said to have moored their ships in the Middle Ages. Swim in the blue waters before sailing back to port in Corfu Town.

Lefkada: Parga and The Temple of the Dead Private Day Tour

4. Lefkada: Parga and The Temple of the Dead Private Day Tour

Embark on a journey to the underworld in the phenomenal 4th century BC Nekromanteion temple - where people from all over the ancient world went hoping to take a glimpse of their deceased loved ones. Take a boat trip on the estuary of the mythological river of the dead – Acheron. (life preservation guaranteed!) Fast forward in history –capture the breath-taking view over the whole bay from the 19th century Ali Pasha castle. Celebrate life with a walk in beautiful Parga town and its Venetian castle.

From Corfu: Full-Day Cruise to Parga and Paxos Island

5. From Corfu: Full-Day Cruise to Parga and Paxos Island

Enjoy a full-day cruise to the jewels of the Ionian Sea – the islands of Parga and Paxos. After a pickup from your accommodation, depart from the harbor of Corfu, situated between two Venetian fortresses where you'll have a beautiful view of the Old Town. Pass Kanoni island and the palace of Mon Repos as you sail towards Parga and Paxis. See the tourist resorts of Perama and Benitses, and reach the most southern part of Corfu – the villages of Kavos and Asprokavos. After a relaxing two hours cruise, you'll reach Paxos which is located just off the southern tip of Corfu. Relish in the beauty of the green island covered with endless olive groves stretching up as far as the eye can see. Learn about the legend that Paxos was formed when Poseidon severed the tip of Corfu with one mighty blow of this trident and dragged it south to create an idyllic retreat for his love, the nymph Amphitrite. Today, you can find millionaire yachts alongside small fishing boats at the port. Then, set sail for the narrow channel, which leads to the picturesque port of Gaios, the capital of Paxos. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the two islands of Panagia and Agios Nikolaos. The captain will then drop anchor close to the city center of Gaios village. Stroll the narrow streets and enjoy lunch at a traditional taverna overlooking the sea. After lunch, head toward the Greek mainland and the town of Parga, a charming seaside town on the Greek Mainland overlooking its picturesque port. Marvel at the rare physical beauty of the island with its interlaced beaches, emerald seas, calm bays, and olive groves. Explore the romantic pathways with storey houses forming an amphitheater under imposing remains of a Venetian castle. Finally, enjoy the wonderful views of the impressive rocky coast and the sandy beaches one last time before returning to your hotel.

From Corfu: Parga and Paxos Day Trip by Boat with Transfer

6. From Corfu: Parga and Paxos Day Trip by Boat with Transfer

Your first destination, the picturesque fishing town of Parga, on the opposite mainland, is reached after about 2 and a half hours. The wonderful amphitheatrically located fishing village enchants with beautiful little streets and numerous souvenir and small craft shops. Explore the imposing Venetian fortress or bathe at the beautiful sandy beach. Parga is sure to be a unique experience! After a 2-hour stay, the journey continues to the picturesque island of Paxos. After a one hour drive you will reach the port of Gaios, one of the largest sailing ports in northwest Greece. Enjoy yourself strolling the streets and exploring the island. You can book a short shore excursion optionally on Paxos on the ship. After the two-hour stay on Paxos, the journey goes back to the island of Corfu. During the trip there is the possibility to buy coffee, drinks and snacks on the ship (not included). Note: it is possible that first Paxos and afterwards Parga will be visited Is forbitten to use this excursion as transfer service to Parga

Preveza: Private Highlights Tour with a Local

7. Preveza: Private Highlights Tour with a Local

You will have the opportunity to visit: 1. Preveza town that is located at the mouth of Amvrakikos Gulf, in Western Greece. It is an area blessed with beautiful landscapes, green areas, great beaches, a rich history, ancient sites and monuments. 2. The Museum that is dedicated exclusively to the city which was founded in commemoration of the victory of Octavian Augustus at the naval battle of Actium in 31 BC. Based on this, the central theme of the permanent exhibition can be summarized in the phrase: One Battle, One City, One Empire. Octavian’s victory at Actium did not only lead to the founding of Nicopolis; it also had great influence on the shape of the Roman Empire and the course of history. 3. Nikopolis or Nicopolis (it means, the victory city) is probably the largest in size ancient city in Greece, but still few have heard about it! 4. Cassope is located very close to Zalongo, a steep slope at the village of Kamarina in the Preveza Peripheral Unit, where in 1803, after the capitulation of Souliotes to Ali Pasha, the women from Souli threw first their children off the cliff and then followed them singing and dancing hand-in-hand. Cassope, the capital of Cassopaea, was founded before the mid-4th century BC, in a naturally fortified location within a spacious plateau, at an altitude of 550 - 650 m on the slopes of Zalongo. The city reached its heyday in the 3rd century BC, when its great public buildings were built and the area of the agora acquired its monumental form. 5.The famous river Acheron (44km from Preveza) is named after god Aheron, who in Greek mythology is known as the god who guards the river of the underground. According to legend, the souls of the dead were transported to the other side of the river Acheron, to the god of the underground world Hades, and the goddess Thetis bathed her son Achilles in this river, holding him for heel, giving him immortality. Walking to the river takes fifteen minutes through the beautiful nature, and the last 5-10 minutes by a riverbed through a very cold and shallow water. The color of the water is gently blue or emerald green depending on the surrounding environment (high white rocks or trees).

From Gouvia: Private Full-Day Cruise on a Luxury Speedboat

8. From Gouvia: Private Full-Day Cruise on a Luxury Speedboat

Explore the enchanting island of Corfu and its adjacent remarkable coasts with the utmost comfort and ultimate ease as you move around the island's unique attractions on a stunning speedboat. Whether you are travelling by boat or anchored, this cruise is the ideal opportunity to experience the most wonderful time of your holiday with your loved ones! Visit some unspoilt areas with small, pretty bays separated by small cliffs that give the landscape a beautiful appearance. Admire the pretty village of Sivota. The coastal village is one of the most beautiful bays in the middle of the Pindos Mountains in the Epirus region. A great place to swim with your family or friends on small picturesque beaches and hidden coves. With its green surroundings and crystal clear waters, it is an absolute must-see in the Ionian archipelago. Explore Parga, a charming small and colourful town on the Ionian coast, a popular resort in Epirus known for its beautiful beaches and the natural beauty of the region. Marvel at the breathtaking sea views and feel the exotic atmosphere of the landscape. Last but not least, Paxos and Antipaxos are two unspoilt small islands with an enchanting landscape. Visit the stunning Blue Caves and dive in the incredible aquamarine waters. Be enchanted by the lush vegetation, olive trees and vineyards. Golden silk sand and transparent, light blue water are the highlights of our day trip. It is a unique chance to swim on one of the most exotic beaches of the Ionian Sea. ("Paradise" and "Paradise Beach") We have plenty of time to swim, take pictures and use the water toys (paddleboard, snorkelling equipment, seabob) while drinks and snacks are provided.

Parga: Acheron River, Necromanteion & Souli tour

9. Parga: Acheron River, Necromanteion & Souli tour

We will begin our adventure at the Nekromanteio of Acheron, an ancient temple where people in ancient times communicated with the dead to learn about their future. We will explore this fascinating site before heading to the springs of the Acheron River. We will have plenty of time to wander through the stunning river gorge, swim in the crystal clear waters, and take in the breathtaking surroundings. Our journey then takes us to the charming town of Souli, where we will relax and enjoy a coffee or soft drink at the famous Souli mills. From there, we will embark on a 30-minute hike to the castle of Kiafa. Along the way, we will learn about the area's rich history, including the heroic resistance of Souli against the Ottomans. After soaking up the stunning views from the castle, we will head to a traditional restaurant to enjoy a delicious meal made with local products. With our bellies full, we will return home, taking with us unforgettable memories of our adventure in Acheron and Souli.

From Perdika: Tour of Zalongo, Acheron, and Necromancy

10. From Perdika: Tour of Zalongo, Acheron, and Necromancy

Zalongo: Explore the proud mass suicide of the women and children of the village of Souli and be enchanted by the breathtaking beauty of nature. Acheron: The underworld river of mythology Enjoy a beautiful day in the ice-cold water in the middle of summer, rafting, horse riding, zip line, or just authentic food under ancient plane trees. Necromancy: The somewhat different oracle of antiquity. The oracle of the dead near the village of Mesopotamos and the obolus, the coin with which one could visit the upper and lower worlds.

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4.5 / 5

based on 308 reviews

Highly recommend. Amazing day out in the blue, blue waters. Well organised and great fun. Get there early to secure good seats on the boat. One of my best days ever with amazing memories.

Parga is a typical coastal town, its church is worth visiting. Very nice! The best of the trip is the Blue Lagoon!!! The worst thing about the boat trip is that it is very long.

The cruise was great and well scheduled, with enough time at Parga and in the Blue Lagoon. It was well-guided, and had great attractions to spend the time back

We had a great day. Magnificent landscapes, a dynamic team and to finish a swim in the incredible blue lagoon.

If you have a very cool day with the captain, nothing to say thank you I recommend