We booked this a week before leaving and chose it partly because of the lack of negative reviews on Trip Advisor.
The Studios are just above the main road into Parga and the traffic noise is easy to hear but not a problem because the traffic levels are so low. Being raised above the road we couldn't see it either. We had e-mailed to ask whether there would be any chance of an upper floor in order to get the good views over Parga, but never received a reply (Aleca said she would have moved us if a room had been available). From the ground floor you can glimpse the castle and have the grass and hedge in front of you but can't see much. Just before we left someone deposited a child's slide and a couple of other items there for some reason, but they were not used. Each patio has a small hedge in front of it so you can't walk onto the garden and there are screens to either side separating the neighbours.
The standard rooms are about the most spacious we've had. They are starting to show a little age but they are well maintained, well stocked with cuttlery and crockery if you want to eat in and everything worked. On arrival we had a brief visit from a lady who said she was Aleca and to her credit suggested that we didn't pay for the air conditioning as the ground floor apartments tended to be cooler. Only on one night would we have liked it so this was good of her. The only slight negative while there was that she was hard to get hold of. On arrival she took my passport saying she would bring it back, 2 days later I spotted her with the man who had mowed the garden and asked for it. She seemed more interested in the hedge and just said she would bring it. The following evening, as I needed it for a trip to Albania, I mentioned it to the travel agent who spent 24 hours leaving messages all over the place for her. She took it into their office in time for my trip and I picked it up but it caused some concern and inconvenience for me and several other people and 'Aleca' didn't pop by at least to say sorry. Ups and downs but perhaps a contact number for her in emergencies would be a good idea.
The walk to town if quick and easy unless you have mobility problems. Directly opposite on the main road is the start of a rough track that takes you straight into town in about 5-10 minutes, though it would take care in the dark and a good torch. If you go down it, it forks at the end and you need to go right as taking the left fork towards the paved section is private. Alternatively, when we went, if you walk down the main road towards town there is was a crude sign to the 'mini-golf' on the right that leads down a track apparently destined to become a narrow road. This leads past the cemetery and into town. It's only slighly longer than the track and though a torch is still a good idea in the dark, it's easier. Walking up via the main road took us about 15 minutes at a steady stroll. To find these coming back, when you get to the taxi rank by the bank walk straight ahead for the track or cemetery route, or turn right to stay on the main road, turning left when you get to the Ginis 'supermarket'.
There's no pool at Aleca's and we understoof we could use a neighbouring one but didn't bother, spending our time on the beach in preference or going on one of the locally available excursions. We did the Meteora monastery tour (very enjoyable and astounding scenery), the Necromantia (small site but good if you like history/archaeology)/Acheron River tour (wade/swim up the river if you can - the scenery is stunning. There is a 15 meter stretch that has to be swum, but you can still wade for about 1km before reaching it) and Albania (very good historical site at Butrint and an hour following a lovely lunch in Sarander - it's trying to become a tourist spot but 100m from the seafront and what gloss it has disappears - worth the long drive for the difference and it'd outside the EU of you want dury free).
Suggestions - try lunch at the Castle, it's not got much Greek atmosphere but the views are good. The Golfo Beach restaurant at the far end on the left as you get to the sea front has good Greek music nights 3 times a week and is reasonably priced. Some good ones along the front so pick and choose and have a look up behind the Castle overlooking Valtos if you want a good view while you eat. As the Sun goes down behind the hills here you can see Ali Pasha's Castle atop one of them.
One of the useful things at Aleca's would be an information point with some news of local attractions. We liked it, but sort of had the feeling of being on our own once we were in our apartment as there is no reception or obvious point of contact.
Rooms were well cleaned every day but Thursday. I'd emphasize the well because the lady who was doing it didn't skip on any of the small points. If you want to see the views mentioned aim for the highest floor you can get or the top studios.
Some reviewers mentioned Piano playing - we heard it in the afternoon on two occasions. It wasn't loud, it didn't last very long, it wasn't unpleasant and whoever is playing isn't knocking out a bunch of dicordant notes, he or she is playing the piano. I wouldn't let that put you off based on our experience and more than the walk to town described by some.
We enjoyed our time in Parga.
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