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Is it for us?

Trying to decide where in Greece to travel to next September having been to Naxos the last 2 years independently and loved it. Parga looks beautiful but I have a few concerns...

1. Is it very busy?

2. Is there lots of space on the beach or is it crowded?

3. Is eating out expensive?

4. Is there a good choice of traditional taverna's?

Thank you!

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1. Re: Is it for us?

1. Is it very busy?

Not in September in my opinion.

2. Is there lots of space on the beach or is it crowded?

There are three beaches nearby with the one called 'Town Beach'. This can be busy in high season but in September it won't be. Sunbeds are put out. My preference would be across to Valtos which is a long beach and quieter.

3. Is eating out expensive?

Not at all unless you want it to be. Very good value if you don't frequent the more expensive places on the harbour.

4. Is there a good choice of traditional taverna's?


Edited: 4:32 pm, November 13, 2013
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2. Re: Is it for us?

Hi, I agree with rtj70's comments above.

I would describe Parga as being an 'international' resort rather than having a 'Greek village' feeling to it - but I still love the place, even though I normally prefer the 'traditional' style. Sorry, I can't compare it with Naxos as I've not been there. I did a 2-centre holiday, of Lefkada followed by Parga - a week in each - and can highly recommend both.

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3. Re: Is it for us?

I think it would be fair to say that Parga, is a large village that has an influx of Foreign visitors in the summer months which takes the no of inhabitants to about 5 times the normal. These all have to be catered for and there are many establishments which cater for these visitors. I would say that in May / June and Sept / Oct the place is quite laid back despite the no of people because it is large enough to cope. However in July and August it is very busy but with a nice buzz, but not what you would call a traditional Greek Village.

There are places close by such as Anthousa which do have that Greek Village feel, but don't think there is any accommodation there. Having said that I am sure if you were to go to Parga you are quite likely to fall in love with as we have, 11th vist coming up next year.

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4. Re: Is it for us?

There is no UK package accomodation in Anthousa, but there are rooms available for independent travellers (we stayed at Filoxenia Studios for a few nights as part of an Epirus/Northern Greece trip a few years ago - see link below) & as said it is a proper Greek village & neither the room owner nor the local taverna owner where we ate spoke English. But that was no problem at all - a warm welcome all round.


We liked Parga for a wander around one day, & the tavernas well away from the harbour, but were glad we had stayed in Anthousa where we got more chance to socialise & talk with local people in the evenings

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5. Re: Is it for us?

Hi there

1. Is it very busy? - Yes it was very busy the first week in September - but we didn't find this a problem.

2. Is there lots of space on the beach or is it crowded? - yes the town beach was very busy and it was difficult to find a couple of sun loungers or a space on the beach at 10.30 am

3. Is eating out expensive? - No we didn't find it any more expensive than any other areas or island in Greece

4. Is there a good choice of traditional taverna's? - Yes we found some good traditional tavernas, especially if you keep away from the "main drag" by the beach

And of course the best bit about visiting Parga is that its possible to visit Meteora from here :-)

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6. Re: Is it for us?


We went to Parga last May & didn't find it busy.

The tavernas were lovely & very good value.We found Parga cheaper than Kefalonia.

We are not really beach people but I think there were three beaches ,all reasonably close.

We found it very friendly & not too spread out. We are returning next May as we enjoyed it so much.

I don't think you'll be disappointed, we weren't.


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