Parga

PARGA

The idyllic resort of the Ionian Sea

The bride of Epirus

Parga is a resort town located in the northwestern part of Epirus, Greece, famous for the beauty of its natural environment.

The town of Parga is built amphitheatrically, and is situated between the mountainous coastal region of Preveza and Igoumenitsa. For that reason it is also known as the “bride of Epirus”.

Parga is a famous tourist destination and attracts thousands of visitors, especially during summertime. In the area are many beautiful beaches, such as Valtos beach, Krioneri beach, Agios Sostis beach, Sarakiniko etc.

The traditional houses, the narrow alleys, the Venetian castle and the islet of Panagia give Parga a very distinctive rustic character and great beauty.

Parga is a resort town located in the northwestern part of Epirus, Greece, famous for the beauty of its natural environment.

The town of Parga is built amphitheatrically, and is situated between the mountainous coastal region of Preveza and Igoumenitsa. For that reason it is also known as the “bride of Epirus”.

Parga is a famous tourist destination and attracts thousands of visitors, especially during summertime. In the area are many beautiful beaches, such as Valtos beach, Krioneri beach, Agios Sostis beach, Sarakiniko etc.

The traditional houses, the narrow alleys, the Venetian castle and the islet of Panagia give Parga a very distinctive rustic character and great beauty.

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History of Parga

The history of Parga is closely related to the history of the Ionian Islands and Corfu.

Parga, during antiquity, was known as Parageiros, Paragaia and Ypargos, and that’s where the present name “Parga” comes from.

Parga was occupied by Normads, Venetians, French, English and Turks.

During the Venetian period, Parga achieved great economic prosperity, having gained significant privileges, and was a bridge between the Turkish occupied Greece and Venice. During this period Parga also achieved significant progress in education, having many great teachers and scholars.

But the English had other plans. With the intention of supporting Ali Pasha and weakening the Russians, they sell Parga to the former, who has been trying unsuccessfully for many years to conquer it.

The people of Parga resisted the sale treaty, since they lost a considerable amount of their fortunes. To remain free of the Turkish oppression, whom they had up to then kept away from Parga, they fled to Corfu on 1819. The collective memory has preserved the wail and flight to Corfu as an important and tragic event in the history of the city and Greece.

Every year, on 15th August, the people of Parga honour the exodus of their ancestors by organizing a barcaral representation and a variety of events.

On 23rd February 1913, Parga was liberated and incorporated into the Greek state, and the people of Parga finally returned to their homeland after years of self-exile.

Parga, during antiquity, was known as Parageiros, Paragaia and Ypargos, and that’s where the present name “Parga” comes from.

Parga was occupied by Normads, Venetians, French, English and Turks.

During the Venetian period, Parga achieved great economic prosperity, having gained significant privileges, and was a bridge between the Turkish occupied Greece and Venice. During this period Parga also achieved significant progress in education, having many great teachers and scholars.

But the English had other plans. With the intention of supporting Ali Pasha and weakening the Russians, they sell Parga to the former, who has been trying unsuccessfully for many years to conquer it.

The people of Parga resisted the sale treaty, since they lost a considerable amount of their fortunes. To remain free of the Turkish oppression, whom they had up to then kept away from Parga, they fled to Corfu on 1819. The collective memory has preserved the wail and flight to Corfu as an important and tragic event in the history of the city and Greece.

Every year, on 15th August, the people of Parga honour the exodus of their ancestors by organizing a barcaral representation and a variety of events.

On 23rd February 1913, Parga was liberated and incorporated into the Greek state, and the people of Parga finally returned to their homeland after years of self-exile.

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