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Food and drink

Best Parga restaurants

 

Of all Parga’s restaurants, where should you start? You’ll find everything from Greek favourites to international classics.

We’ve put pretty Parga on the map for summer 2020. Its harbour is a multi-coloured tapestry of built-up houses, shops and eateries. Among the lot, you’ll stumble across plenty of the area’s top-rated restaurants and brilliant bakeries.

Quite obviously, Parga’s going to be big on Greek food. But you’d be surprised by how many Italian cuisine options there are as well. You’ll be surrounded by carbs, we can’t deny it, but at least you’ll have the good old-fashioned Greek salad to bail you out.

Here’s our list of the ten best Parga restaurants that’ll leave your mouth watering until you visit:

1. Delizie
2. Achilleas Bakery
3. Med Parga
4. Olive Tree Restaurant
5. The 5 Senses
6. The Meeting Place
7. Christos Tavern
8. Taverna Agali
9. Sakis
10. To Kyma

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1. Delizie

Pizzas are clearly such a hit in Parga that Delizie has a great reputation for the doughy stuff. It’s one of the harbourfront digs with great views of the water, but you can also sit inside if you’d prefer a rustic setup and a friendly atmosphere. Meats in sauces served with roasted potatoes and dressed salads are also on the menu.

If you can’t go out for a meal without ending it with something sugary, the dessert options include generously stuffed sweet calzones. A drizzle of choccy sauce on top? Well, it would be rude not to…

2. Achilleas Bakery

Reward yourself after a day spent walking with a pit stop at Achilleas Bakery. You can fill boxes yourself and pile them high – most of the biscuits don’t weigh too much, so you can buy quite a few without paying big bucks!

You’ll find all sorts of varieties of chocolate or vanilla goodies on one side. There are options with fillings, nuts, ganaches – the lot. In the fridges, immaculately put-together cheesecakes of all flavours rub shoulders with bottles of ice tea and fizzy drinks, to help you wash them down. But if that doesn’t cut it for you, there’s nothing better than quintessentially Greek orange syrup cake or wedges of baklava, thickly finished with honey.

3. MED Club Parga

The MED Club Parga is a Greek bistro and cocktail bar that raises the bar for incredible scenery. You’ll spy the castle in the distance through peep-holes of greenery, while there are tables outside that are charmingly adorned with candles and little succulents. It’s the ideal place to take a pew with a view en route to Valtos Beach.

Along with its ice-cold drinks list of wine and cocktails, it specialises in jumbo seafood platters. Each one is lavishly garnished with fresh salads, with lobster, prawns and salmon often being the heroes.

4. Olive Tree Restaurant

Set your satnav just up the hill from central Parga to the four-star Adam’s Hotel & Suites, where the Olive Tree Restaurant calls home. Expect a peaceful dining setup with dishes that are all about championing local produce. Home-grown meat, freshly-netted fish, virgin olive oil, herbs from their garden, Greek wine – that’s the gist here. Each flavour has been innovatively used to create fine fusions of the country’s most traditional dishes and combinations. There’s even a menu of delicate desserts to share or go for solo!

5. The 5 Senses

As its name suggests, this Parga restaurant is ready to stir your senses. It’s especially geared towards meat eaters, who’ll be all too chuffed to indulge in roasted pork or juicy beef burgers. Each one is served stylishly, with dots of garnish or sauce. Fine seafood is plated with finesse too.

6. The Meeting Place

Laid-back and easy on the wallet, the Meeting Place is quite simply somewhere for no-frills grub and a good natter. You’ll be mingling with the locals in no time here. Over a pint of local beer or a glass of vino, you can also tuck into platters of breads with dips, traditional salads and mains served with garlicky potatoes.

7. Christos Tavern

Whether you go for lunch or dinner, you’ll leave this terrific tavern feeling full and happy. The plush waterfront setting lends itself to serving the fresh seafood that it does. You can have it as a platter or within ribbons of luscious pasta. Crispy whitebait, chicken souvlaki and Greek salads topped with sizeable slabs of feta are also staples. Can’t decide what to have? Solve that by ordering a starter and a main.

8. Taverna Agali

Embellished with bougainvillea and potted plants, Taverna Agali is every bit as striking visually as it is gastronomically. As you overlook Sarakiniko Beach, leaf through the list of big bowlfuls of spaghetti, grilled meats served with crispy chips and fried fish. Prefer a Greek coffee and a cake? You’ll be well catered for across the board.

9. Sakis

After wandering past Parga’s Venetian castle and the warren of winding streets beyond, you’ll find Sakis, a restaurant that seems to be at the top of it all. It’s classic in looks – think whitewashed building, gingham tablecloths, blue shutters and draping foliage.

As for the food, where to begin? It’s a great example of a Parga restaurant that doesn’t do things by halves. Grilled lamb chops and octopus come with fries, tomatoes, leafy greens and rice. Rich Greek pies and lasagne also rock up with a side of chunky chips! If that’s not overload enough, loosen the belt a little to make room for a doorstop-sized helping of baklava with ice cream.

10. To Kyma

Like a bit of variety? We do too. That’s why To Kyma is another firm fave. Its menu is pretty big, so you may find yourself struggling to make a decision.

Why not order a few tapas-esque starters and have a bite or two of each? Stuffed vine leaves, halloumi in honey and spinach pies are solid ideas. You’ll have a choice of meat souvlaki and gyros here, if you’re going all-out Greek, but the oily salads are bursting with olives, red onions and feta too.

Persuaded by Parga? Follow your nose to this dreamy destination in summer 2020 and prepare to be enchanted by both its dashing looks and great range of eateries.

Posted: 8th Sep 2019.

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