Parga, Greece: Ionian Holidays – A trip to the Greek mainland

The city Parga lies on the shores of the Ionion Sea, reverse the islands of Corfu, Paxos and Anti-Paxos. It’s roughly 50 km northeast of Igoumenitsa and 68 km northwest of Preveza.

Parga is effectively generally known as the "Jewel of the Ionion". The city rises like an amphitheater from the ocean aspect up the mountain slope that surrounds the secluded bay. On the entrance of the harbor there are many eating places, bars and cafeterias that lay the seaside at tables and chairs. Slim swimming passes by means of the city and ascends into the ruins of the Venetian Fort, which affords sweeping views of the shoreline and surrounding space.

The primary point out of the realm known as "Paleoparga" was made in 1320 in commerce between the bishop of Romania and Venice. In 1360, Paleoparga moved right down to the coast to keep away from the assault of Turkey and Albana. Residents requested for assist from the Normans, who dominated the Ionion Sea. In 1401 the village got here underneath Venetian rule. Venetians constructed the citadel and introduced stability to the individuals. Throughout this era giant portions of olive bushes have been planted – and Parga developed into olive oil purchasing locations.

In 1452, the Ottomans attacked the village and dominated it for 2 years. After that interval, the fearsome pirate of Barbarossa destroyed the whole village and in 1571 the military of Albanian chief Ali Pasha attacked the city. Subsequently, a peace treaty was negotiated between the Ottomans and the Venetians, who have been very keen to keep up management of Parga because it enabled them to keep up management of the Ionian Islands and monitor the Ottoman actions. Sadly, because the treaty expired, the Turks attacked Parga (1657) and tried – unsuccessfully – for 3 years to defeat him. A brand new treaty "Passarovitch" in 1718 between Venice, Austria and the Ottoman Empire resulted in 1797 when Venice surrendered to Napoleon Bonaparte and granted French Parga and Ionian Islands. That very same yr the French got here to Parga and constructed a fortress on the island of Panagia in entrance of the port of Parga. Ali Pasha and his military made one more try to beat the village – and – with the French being few, the residents needed to ask for help from the Russian fleet which is now patrolling the Ionian Islands. Settlement between the Russian tsar and the Turkish empire acknowledged Parga as an unbiased city underneath Russian affect. Ali Pasha tried to get better Parga with out success.

There are a variety of giant rocks and small islands that defend the bay.

The charming island is devoted to the Virgin Mary. Visitors can go to the church by taking a water taxi from the harbor. There’s additionally a tiny chapel devoted to Saint Nicholas and a small fortress constructed by the French in 1808.

In the present day, Parga within the space has three,000 Greek and worldwide residents dwelling completely within the space. In the course of the summer season months, this quantity will increase enormously and possibly reaches the very best on August 15 – that is the principle vacation season for Greeks and Italians who a lot of whom go to to benefit from the annual pageant "Pargina Pageant".

The following space round Parga is planted with olive, orange, lemon, mandarin and different fruit bushes. Aside from tourism, the area's fundamental supply of revenue is olives and olive oil.

Visitors have an abundance of lodging to select from. All the things from easy self-catering studios to luxurious flats and four * lodges positioned within the city and within the areas of Valtos and Lichnos.

Parga is a resort that has nice attraction for all age teams and ethnicities.

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Supply by Tina Georgini

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