Myths & River
A superb excursion taking in the local sights and
history of the area. Our first visit is to Necromantion
'Oracle of the dead' which was the first oracle to be
known in history. It was built at the gates of Hades and was created
on the ancient Greek belief that the souls of the dead could see
into the future. You will discover the stories behind this ritual
and the elaborate lengths the priests went to in order to 'prepare'
the pilgrims for their meeting with the dead. We will also visit
the site of Zalogo,
a well known site of self sacrifice.
This is where 63 women of Souli,
holding their babies and children, danced of the cliff to their deaths
rather than surrender to the Turks. Here you climb the 410 steps
to the impressive monument which was built as a tribute to these
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|Our final visit of the day is to the inland
village of Gliki and one of the most beautiful landscapes
in Epirus, the River Acheron, believed to be the
ancient river Styx. We will have
time for lunch (not included in the price) on the banks of the river,
before our guide walks you through the crystal clear (very cold)
waters where the natural mountain springs run in. In mythology the
water was supposed to have magical powers, Achilles mother bathed
him in the waters of the river Acheron as a baby. His heel was the
part the waters didn't touch thus making it his only vulnerable spot.
This excursion is guided.
This is a unique and fascinating trip to a mysterious
and secretive land long closed to outsiders and until recently
the last communist country in Eastern Europe. Now at long last
travelers have a unique opportunity to visit and explore its
beautiful beaches, local villages and stunning ancient sites.
will visit the ancient city of Butrint. Butrint is the greatest
archaeological and tourist site in the region, and of worldwide
importance. Over the centuries Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Normans,
Venetians and Ottoman Turks have all settled here. Your local
guide will inform you about the fascinating remains including
the Theatre, the Thermal Baths, the Temple of Asclepios and the
finest building on the site, the early Christian baptistery. From here
we will head to the town of Saranda, the southernmost harbour of the country.
Here you will have time for lunch and to explore the beautiful town and beaches,
before returning to Parga.
This excursion is guided.
An amazing 2 day excursion to one of the most breathtaking
sites on earth. A rare geological phenomenon, Meteora (meaning 'suspended
in air'), is at the foot of the Pindos Mountains, 120km from Ionannina.
Rising from the plain is a group of rock pillars which were formed
thousands of years ago with monasteries crowning the summit of these
Our Journey will take us through some of the most stunning parts of Greece, visiting
beautiful mountain villages in the Zagoria Region and heading over the Katara
pass into this alpine region. By early evening we arrive at our hotel in the
village of Kastraki in Meteora. Guests then have a free evening. If guests
wish to go out for dinner in the lovely town of Kalambaka then the coach leaves
at 20:00hrs and returns at approx. 23:00hrs (dinner not include in price of excursion).
Day 2, and after breakfast we head to the monasteries where we visit "Roussanou",
one of the two nunneries and then onto the "Great Meteoron" which is the largest
and oldest monastery.
The excursion is guided and includes overnight accommodation, breakfast and entry
into the monasteries.
A lovely day out to the beautiful island of Lefkas.
We firstly visit Lefkas town, the cultural centre of Lefkas. Here
you have 2 hours to explore the historic centre with its traditional
built houses and maze of pathways, which is a unique and pleasant
experience. Then we continue to the outstanding beach of
Kathisma where we will spend 3 hours, giving you plenty
of time to have lunch, swim sunbathe, the choice is yours! On our
return we will head back towards Lefkas town making our last stop
at the Monastery of Faneromeni, here there are amazing
views across the town.
A beautiful day out to the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos.
According to Greek mythology these islands were created by Poseidon,
God of the Sea, by striking the southern most tip of Corfu with
his trident. We leave Parga a 10:00hrs and arrive first at Antipaxos.
Here you will have time to do some snorkeling and swimming in
the crystal clear waters. We then continue our journey to the Blue Caves before
arriving at the island of Paxos and the largest village called
Gaios. You will have free time to explore the village with its
many craft shops and have lunch in the excellent fish tavernas.
Arrive back in Parga at 17:30 hrs. An unforgettable day out!
A 2 hr ferry trip from Parga will take you to the jewel of the Ionian Sea. Corfu
town (known locally as Kerkyra) will embrace you and leave you breathless with
its beauty and culture. This old Venetian town, resplendent in colours of
blue and gold, dominated by its imposing 16th century fortress, sums up the
essence of Corfu's history. You will have free time to explore this beautiful
town with its Venetian, British and French influences and its many churches
and museums. Stroll along the famous esplanade 'The Listons', enjoy a drink
whilst watching cricket or explore the narrow streets of the old town with
its intriguing corners and hidden delights.
Ionian Island Hopping
This excursion gives you the opportunity to visit the beautiful
Islands of Lefkada, Kefalonia, Ithaka, Scorpios and to view the
famous cave of 'Papanikolis' on the Island of Meganisi.
Parga at 7.30am and head by coach to the island of Lefkada and
the resort of Nidri. Here we board the 'Alexandros' boat for
Our first stop will be at one of the award winning
beaches on Lefkada where you have time to swim in the torquoise
waters. We then continue our journey the island of Kefalonia
and the beautiful village of Fiskardo. Here you have free time
to explore and have lunch. Our next stop is on the fabled Island
of Homeric legend, Itaka, and the small picture postcard village
of Kioni, where you can browse the shops and stop for refreshments.
We then sail across to the island of Meganisi and visit the historic
cave of 'Papanikolis' before heading to the Island of Scorpios
which belongs to the Onassis family. At Scorpios you have 30
minute to swim, take photos and visit one small beach ( the rest
of the Island s prohibited).
Finally we head back to Nidri and board the coach for our return
journey to Parga. Arriving at approx. 20.45hrs
A thoroughly enjoyable
day not to be missed!
We use local company 'Scorpion Bikes' who offer competative
rates. They provide fully automatic scooters either 50cc or
125cc (motorbike licence required for 125cc) with full insurance.
Parga and the surrounding areas have many places of historical
and natural interest for visitors where one may explore by scooter
such as Ancient Nicopolis, Nekromanteion''The Entrance to the
underworld'' , The Acheron River and natural springs and the
Ancient Elina at Karavostasi in Perdika.
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