Parga the Jewel of Epirus
Trip Start Apr 24, 2011
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I have visited Parga a couple of times in the past, a popular tourists' loving town with natural beauty. I am walking along with a group of friends and Yianni but at a point I leave them behind as they want to camp at a place and enjoy what they are going to order. It will probably be a delicacy or coffee. Much later most of them will visit souvenir shops and start buying different silly things which the majority of times are either of no use or punk. They return to the coach landed with all sorts of colourful bags and packets.
Leaving the others behind I am out walking admiring the natural beauty of this place. Of course I don’t have time to climb up the beautiful Venetian castle but at least I can take a couple of pictures of it. Parga is one of the most beautiful places of west Epirus and a favourite destination to Europeans
Parga is built amphitheatrically with a spectacular coast line of lovely beaches with emerald and turquoise colours. No wonder that it is considered the jewel of Epirus surrounded by mountains covered with olive and orange groves. It has a unique location so people coming here can take trips to the mainland and the nearby islands of Paxos, Antiparos and Corfu. I remember once we were here on our way to Corfu.
The sun slowly disappears behind the colorful buildings giving me the chance for better photos. Before leaving Parga I drop in a fruit shop to buy apricots. I have spotted one such little shop in a narrow alley but when I get a bag I notice that they are not only old and sickly but double the usual price. I only pick one or two, and decide to buy yoghurt instead. The price again is too high but I have no alternative. This is what I hate in touristy areas and the way they take advantage of people. Of course this happens everywhere and not only in Greece!
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