On the mainland coast, east of Paxos, Parga is an active anchorage with a mix of mellow and more lively activities on offer. A large resort, Parga is a popular tourist destination and one of Greece’s treasures, not only for its idyllic surroundings, but also because it has so much to offer.
The harbour is not ideal for sailing yachts and most sailors make for Ormos Valtou. However, if you do decide to moor here, the town is just a short walk over the hill, where you will soon get to see Greece in all its glory. A five minute walk from the pontoon, you will see a little hut, where you can embark on thrilling or more family friendly water sports.
The town itself is charming with good tavernas and nightlife while the tiny whitewashed chapel and ruins of a Venetian castle on near-by Panayia make a photogenic backdrop to this mainland port. Restaurants towards the top of the hill hold the best views looking over the bay. The narrow alleyways with cobbled streets wind up to the historic castle, passing colourful houses with cascading bougainvillea’s along the way. Parga is a picturesque postcard-town which comes alive at night. Enjoy watching the world go by along the promenade, in one of the many tavernas or bars. Why not anchor off Two Rock Bay after visiting Parga for a swim or snorkel in the crystal clear waters in one of the most peaceful and sheltered bays in the Ionian.