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Ai-Giannakis Beach

Ai-Giannakis beach is the first beach of Parga that you will meet when you leave the national Igoumenitsa – Preveza and turn to Parga. The point where you will leave the road again to start descending to the beach is 6 km. from the main crossroads of the national one, and you will need another 2 km down. From Parga is 9 km in total. As soon as you arrive, you will see that there is a canteen just above the beach, but also two terraces, which are used as a parking lot, with enough capacity for the beach.

Here things are quiet. The world that comes here chooses the beach for its tranquility and clean waters. It’s not great. Equals that exceed 100 m in length.

Set up umbrellas do not exist here, nor are they set up so easily! For several hours of the day, however, there is the natural shadow from the mountain that rises sharply on her back.

The bay is scattered with pebbles, but there are stones in the water that make it difficult to access the sea. Beach shoes are a good option here if you do not want to dance your zejimkia against the entrance to the water.

Under the tall wall that holds the ground where the canteen is installed there is a shower and a cabin – a changing room a little further.

Lyxnos Beach

Description:

The sandy beach of Lychnos is one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of Parga. It is located in a beautiful and natural environment and just 4 kilometers away from Parga. Although the lizard’s sandy beach is hidden in a lush landscape, visitors can find it easily as they enter for Parga on their left. This sandy beach is sandy and pebbly and has clear and deep water, accessible by car, motorbike, bicycle and boat. You can also visit those who like walking through small, old streets that pass through the olive groves. The Lymnos sandy beach is surrounded by the greenery of the mountain and the olive groves of Parga and in combination with the clear blue waters and the crystal clear waters make it the most favorite beach of tourists.

It is also recommended to all those who would like to try water sports such as water skiing, parasailing, diving, fishing, jet skiing, wind surfing. Of course, the beach is ideal for those who prefer swimming, sunbathing and generally for carefree vacations. Restaurants, Taverns, and cafes operate during the day until late at night. There is no nightlife and for those who prefer it, they should go to the center of Parga.

How can one go?

 There are many ways to visit this beautiful sandy beach of Lychno.

a. by boat from Parga’s pier.

b. by car, as you come to Parga from Preveza Igoumenitsa, after passing the village of Agia Kyriaki and before entering Parga turn left (there are signs for the sand of Lychnos). When you leave Parga the sandy beach is about 4 kilometers to your right.

Necessary supplies:

 The sandy beach is fully equipped and you do not need to take anything with you.

Worth seeing:

The cave of Aphrodite (It is said in mythology that the goddess Aphrodite took the bath), you can visit it after renting a water bike because it is 5 minutes away from the sandy beach.

Valtos Beach

Description:

 The beach of Valtos is one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Greece. It is the diamond of Parga for the locals and for many guests. It is located behind the Venetian Castle of Parga and extends to the foot of the Blacherna Monastery.

 In Valto there are restaurants, cafes and hotels and almost all water sports.

Most of the valley is sand and is ideal for all as well as for children. The waters are deep and clear and it is good for children not to leave alone if they do not know swimming. During the months of May and October they are ideal for those who prefer quietness while in June and September there are enough people. In July, we have more people while we reach the climax in August. The sandy beach of Valtos is one of the unique beaches with natural beauty, as from one side the castle and the rocks and on the other the port and the monastery. Also, the greenery and the olive grove almost reach the edge of the sandy beach. Whatever time you visit Valtos, you will feel a special joy and a peaceful calm, forgetting and leaving behind the daily problems of life.up

How can one go?

You can visit it by car, with boats departing from Parga’s pier as well as walking or even renting a motorbike and bike.up

Necessary supplies:

You do not have to carry anything with you because everything is on the beach of Valtos.

Worth seeing:

The monastery of Agia Vlachrena, located above the sandy beach, about 15 minutes on foot.

The small chapel of Agios Spyridon, at the end of the sandy beach.

The small harbor at the end of Valtos with fishing boats

It is worth doing:

All water sports such as (Swimming, Paragliding, water skiing, sailing with small boats, diving, surfing and much more).

Piso Kryoneri Beach

Description:

The sandy beach of Piso Kryoneri, is near the central sandy beach of Parga, Kryoneri. It is a small and quiet sandy beach, almost throughout the summer season. Most of it consists of pebbles and a little sand.

It is located right behind the hill of Agios Athanasios (at the top there is the homonymous chapel) and it is a very picturesque sandy beach. The rocks and the green that coexist give Piso Kryoneri a wild and imposing beauty.

How can one go:

For guests staying in Parga in a few minutes walk. For those who stay in the surrounding area by car or motorbike or even by bicycle.

Also for those who live in the area of ​​Valtos by boat or even by sea bike.

Necessary supplies:

It is a well-organized beach and everything you can find in the sandy beach or in nearby restaurants, cafes and mini markets.

Worth seeing:

 The islet of Panagia, located just a few minutes away, if you rent a sea bike, as well as the very small and remote sandy beaches of the area hidden behind the wild rocks. You can also take a dip in front of the imposing rocks, Skordas and Kremmidas.

Kryoneri Beach

Description:

The sandy beach of Kryoneri is the central sandy beach of Parga and is located in Parga and just a few meters away from the center and the pier of Parga and is a small, clean sandy beach with pebbles. The sandy beach is located below the main street of Parga, where there are the shops of Parga as well as the restaurants, taverns, cafes, bars, souvenir shops and other shops. Once the visitor enters Parga and looks at all the above, he is given the impression that he is on an island. What one can see from the sandy beach of Kryoneri is the beautiful and picturesque island of Panagia, just a few meters from the sandy beach, which one can visit even swimming.

The biggest advantage for the sandy beach of Kryoneri is that it is only a few meters away from the center of Parga and one can easily visit it to swim.

How can one go:

The fastest and easiest way is to walk. Alternatively, you can also ride by boat from Valtos beach as well as by car or motorbike and even by bicycle.

Necessary supplies:

It is a fully organized sandy beach and as the center of Parga is just 50 meters away, there are everything.

Worth seeing:

The beautiful island of Panagia.

 One can easily go to the islet of Panagia with a swim in just a few minutes, as well as rent a sea bike, can see the surrounding chapels (Agios Athanasios) and the small beautiful and deserted beaches and can still go to the great and a beautiful beach of Valtos located on the other side of Parga and below the Venetian castle.

Sarakiniko Beach

Description:

Sarakiniko, one of the most beautiful beaches of Parga, is located 19 km from Parga. It is offered for quiet and relaxing holidays ,. Waters of blue and crystal clear sand on most of the beach and a magnificent olive grove make up a unique landscape and offer an attractive coast suitable for families and couples. Bath, game rides with water bikes and canoeing, but also fishing and diving to dump the bottom are just some of what one can do on one of the notorious beaches of Parga. The amazing flavors, the refreshing cocktails, the unique hospitality in the four shops in the area next to the sea, and the unique sunset are precious experiences, however, can not be compared to the evening swimming in Sarakiniko. It is one of the most beautiful beaches of Parga

The name Sarakiniko, according to the local tradition, was taken by the Saracen pirates who once after a sudden summer breeze that barked the boat asked for shelter here. Those pretending to be quiet merchants, called for the help of the local people. The unsuspecting residents were glad to help the unfortunate seamen, and they even invited them to a marriage that took place two days later. The pirates accepted, and so while their boat was already ready, they went up to the feast at night and while they were mourning watching the beautiful bride, they began to say to each other in their own language, sure they would not hear them:

 “Dance a bride, danced and laugh because tomorrow night you will be crying in the hold”

 had in their minds to steal the bride and rob the unfortunate inhabitants despite the hospitality and help they offered. For their bad luck, the bride knew their tongue and alerted the men. The next, then, evening, while women and older men danced pretending that nothing was running at the moment when the pirates appeared with the knives in their hands, confident of the success of their plan, the groom and the young men they rushed and chased them into the bay, which has since been named Sarakiniko.

How can one go?

With a boat from the port of Parga, the route is unique and gives to those who prefer it the opportunity to discover many of the beautiful beaches north of Parga, passing through Valtos, Monastery Splantza and Agios Sostis, but depriving you of the wonderful sunset as you depart at 16.00

By car the motorbike, starting from Parga and after passing Anthousa arrives at Agia. you pass the first junction with the two signs of Agia 2 and Agia 1 and at the three hundred meters you reach the second junction, there is a sign that writes Agia 1, continues straight to Perdika and at fifty meters there is a junction, there turn left then at each junction turn left, always have to be careful on an asphalt road.

 The road is relatively good in Anthousa and then, in the turn to Agia, it is good to be careful and restrained if it is the first time you move on this road and especially if it is driven for the first time in Greece.