This was the first time to Greece for me, and I am so happy that my boyfriend and I chose Parga!. He has been to Kavos and a couple of other places in Greece, so we wanted to go somewhere new together. Parga Beach Resort is absolutely beautiful, and the pictures don't really do it it justice.
We travelled at the very start of the season from 27th May, for 1 week. The weather can be very tempremental at this time of year, but other than the first day it turned out fantastic. A little overcast in the mornings but sunbathing on the beach by lunchtime!
As a few other reviews have noted this hotel is great, but could be absolutely amazing with a little work.
The biggest thing we found was inconsistancy, some days were brilliant, others not, but all small things and no real problems.
The new bungalows are fantastic, but we had one of the older rooms which has been refurbished. No complaints about the room at all, it was spacious and modern, the only thing it could have done with was a rubbish bin other than in the bathroom.
No iron available, so if you want one, make sure you take your travel iron with you.
Make sure that you always carry some tissues with you, in case the toilet has run out, they didn't seem to check them that often.
The sunlounges on the beach are 7 euro's for 2 lounges and an umbrella for the day. However I am not certain when the day starts, we were only charged once while we there out of the 4 days we spent on the beach. Two of those days we didn't get down to the beach till about 2/3 pm, and we spent about 3/4 hours there and no one came to collect our money, infact couldn't even see anyone that I could pay! I'm guessing they were not that strict as it wasn't high season yet.
There are watersports available, but I read other reviews about jet ski's, but there was none. Again I am not sure if that changes, as we weren't there in high season.
I must say that it is essential to take one of the boat trips for the day to Paxos/Anti-Paxos where you can swim in the Blue lagoon off the boat and explore caves - amazing! and great value from 25 Euros pp for the day depending on the cruise you choose. Do not do it through your tour group though, book locally through the tour operators there, they are all fantastic and nearly always cheaper! We went with Ephirus Travel.
Most people would go into Town for Dinner in the evenings as there are so many traditional and tourist catered for restaurants to choose from. The Hotel restaurant is nice, slightly overpriced on some things, but great on others. Beer is about the same everywhere at around 4 Euros for a pint, and you can get a local caraffe of red or white wine from most places for between 4-5 Euros too.
Walking into town is nice to do for the views, but I wouldn't want to do it everynight! The walk is up a steep hill, followed by steep stairs. It is not that the walk is hard so much, just that it seems never ending! The water taxis are brilliant instead - 2 Euros pp each way and you dont feel hot and sweaty and bothered when you get to the other side. Check the times though as they seem to vary each day, and change when it gets busier too.
Overall this holiday was amazing! Sun, Sand, Lagoons and all. The olive groves are between 300-700 yrs old and you are in awe just looking at them.
Parga Beach Resort and everything around it is definately worth visting for anyone and everyone! We are planning on going back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Parga Beach Hotel is the biggest hotel complex in Parga. Composed of 80 bungalows and built within a lush green environment, directly on Parga's main beach, Valtos. The complex is built on ground floor level so is easily accessible for the disabled and offers free parking for guests. ... more less
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