is in the southern part of the District of Epiros. The capital
is the city of Preveza. It covers an area of 1036 km2 and to
the west is bordered by the sea. The land is in part
mountainous, with its highest peak Mount Xerobouni (1607 km)
and in part plain, with two rivers, the Aheron and the Louros,
which create the artificial Lake Louros, in the northern part
of the region. In the city of Preveza there are therapeutic
springs for hydrotherapy, with extensive curative properties.
77 km (48 miles) from Preveza and 90km (56 miles) from Arta.
It is a small, picturesque town built in a semi-circle round
the bay. Flanked by small inlets, coves, sandy beaches and
islets, Parga is surrounded by wooded hills. Parga has
beautiful natural surroundings. Its hills are covered in
olive, pine and cypress, a perfect complement to the
attractive indented coastline and wooded islets just offshore.
The town shelters behind a rocky headland crowned by a
Venetian fort. An array of brightly canopied coffees and
restaurants lines the waterfront. Behind, narrow lanes, small
shops and old houses climb the hill.
is whatever you want to make it, from traditional taverns to
lively music bars. There is a perfectly fine town beach, from
which you can pedal or swim to one of the islands in the bay.
However most head for magnificent Valtos beach just around the
headland, or Lichnos further south. Both are long, sheltered
and sandy, and have a full range of water sports. Water taxis
shuttle inexpensively twixt harbor and beach. The more
energetic can walk over the headland to Valtos in about 20
Parga is an organized resort which holds great appeal for all
ages and nationalities. It gets particularly busy in the high
season (a five week period from end-July) and sometimes at
weekends with Greeks. So far, Pargas character and charm
have enabled it to survive its recent popularity.