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Parga is a seaside town located in the northwestern part of the prefecture of Prevezaς former province of Margariti. It is built amphitheatrically by the hill named Pezovolos at an altitude of 139 m. and up the coast of the Ionian Sea. It has a population of 2,415 inhabitants. Parga is a historical center of the municipality and the section has a population of 3.904 inhabitants (Census 2011). The seat of the municipality is Kanallakiι, but Parga is an economic, commercial and tourist center. In the municipality belong local communities such as Agia, Anthousa, Livadariou.

The municipality of of Parga belongs to the prefecture of Preveza although territorially bounded by the prefecture of Thesprotia and is located southwest of Epirus, near the river Acheron. Parga is about 68 km away from Preveza and 40 km away from Igoumenitsa and opposite the picturesque islands of Paxos and Antipaxos.

Since 1950, Parga was the base of Magistrate, the fund of Economic euphoria, Forestry, Customs, Office Agronomist with high school and primary schools. Parga was also known for its many churches. The city retains its fortifications and on the right side, stands the medieval castle of Parga with many buildings in it which profyllasse the southwest side of the city.

Formerly Parga was also known of the finest citrus fruits that was produced in the surrounding region, the so called "Jewish citron", which was exported to Europe and America.

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Nowadays Parga is the most popular tourist resort in the area. Nearby there are the beaches of Kryoneri, Piso Kryoneri (within the village of Parga), Valtos and Sarakiniko west, the Lichnos and Ai Giannakis east. Just opposite the city there is a picturesque little island called by the name Virgin Mary, there is a church built on and also medieval Venetian and French buildings. It is the most popular tourist destination of Epirus. It is built on the outskirts of a Venetian castle and is clearly influenced by the Ionian architecture.

Parga In the summer months is connected daily by ferry connection with Paxos and Antipaxos. Also connected to the Beach, Corfu and Lefkada.

About fifteen kilometers away from Parga is the most important ancient monument in the region. It comes to the most important oracle of antiquity, the Oracle of Acheron. The ancient Greeks believed that the sources of Acheron were the gates of the Underworld.

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Opposite the church, in the port of Parga, is located the Italian restaurant La Trattoria il Prima which was built with love.

The views of the endless blue waters of the Ionian Sea from the balconies of the restaurant along with a glass of wine and Italian pasta will revive your senses.

 

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