Η επίσημη «πρώτη» της εφετινής τουριστικής περιόδου σηματοδοτήθηκε από διαδικτυακή προβολή της Πάργας και της Πρέβεζας σε ειδικό ποιοτικό κοινό υψηλού εισοδηματικού επιπέδου. Συγκεκριμένα, στο πλαίσιο της νέας συνεργασίας της MTC GROUP με το Δήμο Πάργας και της αντίστοιχης με τον Δήμο Πρέβεζας που έχει δρομολογηθεί, η εταιρία Συμβούλων ενεργοποίησε τις διεθνείς επαφές της και ήδη ανταποκρίθηκε η γνωστή blogger Katherine Banks, Luxury Travel Specialist , με 36.400 ακόλουθους στο Twitter, 26.000 στο Facebook, 33.400 στο Instagram .
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Magical Epirus: Home of Dream Destinations Preveza + Parga
Greece is a destination blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. A place where landscapes are different, yet magical with secret corners that capture both the mind and imagination. No place is this more apparent than in Preveza, the beautiful city in the Epirus region of Northern Greece (also the capital of the region that goes by the same name.) Situated on the north cape of the Amvrakikos Gulf, Preveza offers the best of what an authentic experience in Greece should feel like.
The Town of Preveza
The city’s neoclassical buildings provide the perfect backdrop for idyllic walks. Exploration reveals an abundance of ouzeries and lively spots where locals flock in the spring and summer months. A city surrounded by picturesque villages, Preveza is popular with both nature lovers and those mesmerized by the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea. The unique location offers easy access to surrounding forests, rivers,hiking trails, beaches, islands, flower filled gardens, olive groves and archaeological ruins.
The laid back atmosphere is what this city is known for, providing the relaxation that visitors crave while also offering stunning beaches, some only accessed via boat or off-road vehicle.
One of MUST see attractions in Preveza is the castle of Pantokratoras. The most popular of three castles in Preveza, It is ideally located at the south end of the old city, near Kyani akti beach. Photographers often flock to the location to capture the colors of this magnificent castle at dusk.
Stunning beaches, and expansive coastlines are just two of the reasons why Prevezaand the surrounding coastal cities have become popular, of late.
With long, wide stretches of sand, turquoise waters with varying shades of blue, one can visit either a lively, social beach or water aficionados can charter a yacht to discover hidden coves along the coast. Ag Sostis is one of those difficult to reach beaches that locals love for it’s pristine coastlines. Insider Tip: Greeks love to share their knowledge of beautiful beaches so ask a local about their favorite swimming spot, you’ll always get the best recommendation that way.
Another stunning beach you won’t want to miss is Monolithi beach which extends several kilometers along the peaceful beauty of forest, gorgeous deep waters with large waves in the afternoon giving an ocean experience. Although the beach is expansive and can feel isolated (in sections) there are showers, toilets and easily accessible refreshment booths for your convenience.
Two more beaches to consider, Alonaki, with its grandiose rocky setting and small island that you can swim to, and Ormos tou Odyssea the iconic cove with golden, fine sand and shallow waters.
No trip to Greece would be complete without visiting archaeological ruins. In this case, the ancient city of Nicopolis awaits. Nature lovers will want to get a rental car to travel about 8 km outside of Preveza to the ancient city of Nicopolis, in Greek the name means “City of Victory” and also visit the on-site museum which seeks to connect the Museum to both the routes’ network of the archaeological site of Nicopolis and the daily cultural life of the city and the modern cultural activities.
Nature lovers will want to save time for a day trip (or maybe two days) to visit the Acheron River which flows into the Ionian Sea after a 64 kilometer trek. The river helps to create a wide range of ecosystems which are home to and sustain many species of plants and animals. A day trip would likely consist of horseback riding in the shallow waters or even kayaking down the picturesque canyons.
Ammoudia, is a beautiful fishing village on the northwest coast of Greece, enjoying the waves of Ionian Sea at the estuaries of Acheron River.
Parga: Greece’s answer to the Amaifi Coast
Farther north, lies a city on the Ionian coast that is often compared to Italy’s Amalfi Coast. When visitors think about a Preveza coastal city, they more than likely have seen a colorful photo of Parga.
Parga continues to attract discerning travelers who appreciate the design aesthetic of this small gem. The houses are built using the architectural design of the Venetians (colorful buildings with ceramic tile roofs.)
The mostly summer destination has become extremely popular for it’s abundance of beaches, and rugged coastline’s that are a departure from the stark Cycladic islands that most visitors associate with Greece.
Parga is a paradise for beach lovers and has a distinctly, island feel even though it is a coastal (mainland) city. In addition to the beaches there is the most visited attraction, in the city, the Venetian Castle. Hikers will appreciate the panoramic views, at the castle, as well as the challenging trails through the olive groves taking you from the city center to the castle and those stunning views.
Another popular site is the small island (in the picture above) named Panagias Island ( translation: the small island of the Virgin Mary.) It can be accessed by swimming from the town’s main beach, or via water taxi. This location is also very popular spot for weddings (a gorgeous spot so completely understandable.)
How to get around
Rent a car for a couple of days to access those hard to reach beaches, the rivers and all of the small surrounding villages hidden in the forests. Soak up the culture and immerse yourself in the local life.
If renting a car feels too complicated, all of the beaches can be reached via water taxi and those can be picked up at the port. You may also want to reach out to your hotel proprietors to arrange day trips (if you feel like you want something a bit more structured.)
The Preveza Prefecture has something for every type of visitor. An abundance of culture, wonderful food, more beaches than you’ll be able to visit and best of all, the friendly faces of the locals ready to warmly welcome you to their charming little town.