If you want to make an excursion to Epirus and combine the green of nature with the blue waters and lacy beaches, then your destination is Parga!
The beaches around the small town of Parga create a different feeling for the visitor, as he thinks he is on an island. The material of the sand, the light-colored waters, and the natural green from which they are surrounded form a unique landscape for peaceful holidays.
Parga Beaches: Sarakiniko Beach
Sarakiniko Beach is located at the bottom of an enclosed bay, at a distance of 12 kilometers from the town of Parga, after the village of Agia. For most, it is the most beautiful beach in the area. It is organized and provides its guests with restaurants.
It consists of fine sand and a few pebbles for the most part, while it has blue and crystal clear waters. Nearby, the surrounding area is touristically developed, with several accommodations for those who want to stay near its waters.
Parga Beaches: Karavostasi Beach
One of the most famous beaches in the area, wonderful and enchanting, long and wide, with coarse white sand, blue, clear, and deep waters, is the Karavostasi. The green hills located at both ends of the beach, contribute decisively to the creation of a truly captivating landscape. Crowded, with several hotels, rooms to let, restaurants, and cafes, it is a beach that charms all its visitors. You will find it 22 km. from the town of Parga. Find accommodation and villas by clicking here.
Valtos Beach is the largest beach of Parga with an area that reaches 3 km. It is located just below the impressive rock dominated by the castle of Parga built at the back. The beach consists of sand and pebbles as well as clear calm waters, hosting every year a large number of tourists. The beach is safe from strong winds because it is surrounded by the bay of the castle of Parga and the bay of Panagia Vlacherna.
In its waters, visitors can test their skills in various water sports, such as parasailing, water skiing, sailing, diving, and surfing. Around the beach, there are several hotels, restaurants, cafes and mini-markets.
After swimming, you can visit interesting sights of the area, such as the monastery of Agia Vlacherna, the small church of Agios Spyridon located at the end of the beach, and the small port at the edge of Valtos, with the fishing boats.
Parga Beaches: Lichnos Beach
Lichnos beach is one of the most beautiful and popular in Parga. It is located in a green bay and is about 4 km from Parga. The beach is distinguished by the wonderful golden sand and the crystal clear blue waters. The surrounding green of the mountain from the olive groves of Parga, combined with its wonderful beach, places it high on the list of the most favorite beaches in the area.
Here, guests can enjoy a variety of activities such as water skiing, parasailing, diving, underwater fishing, jet skiing, and wind-surfing. Around the beach, you will find hotels, rooms to let, picturesque taverns, and mini-markets. Finally, it is worth seeing the cave of Aphrodite in which, according to tradition, the goddess of beauty used to swim.
Parga Beaches: Ammoudia Beach
Arriving at the beach you will notice a very wide beach with fine sand, shallow crystal clear waters, and in places sudden temperature fluctuations which are explained by the fact that there flow the waters of the "dark" since antiquity river Acheron. At Ammoudia Beach you can test your skills in water sports such as skiing, jet-ski, sailing, and diving.
You can also do extreme sports, such as kanoe-kayak and rafting on the river Acheron, enjoying a beautiful descent to its mouth, on the beach of Ammoudia. Alternatively, you can discover the riparian routes of Acheron either by boat or by horseback riding and guided tour.
Apart from the beach, in the village of Ammoudia, you can enjoy your coffee overlooking the river Acheron and its estuary, or even taste fresh fish in one of the local fish taverns. For rent villa accommodation, in the wider area click here.
The bay of Odysseus is a small bay with a sandy beach and
Formed sand dunes surrounded by a rich forest of Aleppo and pine.
During the summer months, the Bay of Odysseus is visited by many excursionists who walk around the numerous beaches of the area. We would say that the bay of Odysseus is the "ultimate beach" for the camper. It is located at the point where, according to mythology, the sirens enchanted the sailors with their song, as well as the crew of Odysseus.
It is ideal for camping with many fixed caravans and two permanent, very convenient canteens. There is also free water for supply and a very beautiful environment that calms you.
Parga Beaches: Piso Krioneri Beach
Piso Kryoneri is a small, quiet, and organized beach with pebbles and some sand located in a very short distance from Parga, behind the hill of Agios Athanasios.
It is located in a picturesque village with easy access. It is preferred by those who want to avoid the crowds of the main beach of Kryoneri. In the area, you will find several shops and restaurants.
There are also several attractions in the area, the most characteristic being the islet of Panagia which you can find within a few minutes by renting a pedalo. You can also visit the very small and secluded sandy beaches of the area which are hidden around the wild rocks.
Finally, do not forget to make a stop for a dive in front of the imposing rocks of Skordas and Kremmydas.
Parga Beaches: Alonaki Beach
Alonaki Bay is located next to the beach "Skala tou Odysseus". You will reach the beach after descending from a dirt path with scattered steps. The view as soon as you see the beach is magnificent.
A sheltered coast with coarse sand, turquoise waters, and high cliffs surrounded by rich flora. The sea is clear of algae up to a point and the seabed has mixed sand. The beach due to its size and location has no amenities.
Alonaki is divided into parts of small white rocks that end up in the sea. The main feature of the beach, apart from the forest that surrounds it, is the small rock that dominates the middle of the sea very close to the shore.
It is a protected area where camping is prohibited. Alonaki is famous for the excellent purity of the water and for the density of vegetation from trees and shrubs.