There is a small, beautiful village in Greece called Parga, a meeting point for sun and beach lovers from all over the world. Walking the narrow cobblestone alleys or climbing the steps up to the Venetian castle is a multicultural experience with a wealth of languages being spoken as holidaymakers take snapshots of the dreamy coastline. The center of this multicultural buzz is Villa Rossa Area, a boutique beach resort.
I had the opportunity to spend a few days at this beautiful place last year and I was really astonished by the high quality and friendliness of this hotel and its people. An additional incentive, in a year when travel remains a challenge, is that Parga and the surrounding area have, according to EU figures, remained the ‘greenest’ – meaning covid-free- part of Europe.
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Standing on a beautiful sandy beach since the early 1900s and offering undisturbed sea views of crystal-clear blue waters, the historic Villa Rossa Area Boutique Beach Resort, can be an idyllic spot for meeting travelers and tourists from all over the world.
It is also a great starting point for diving, snorkeling and Stand Up Paddle adventures.
The converted landmark seafront estate is symbol of multi-culturalism itself: it was originally built by a French architect in 1903 and combines old Greek world’s charm with modern comfort, and tailor made eco-sensitive design. Using many of the original materials, furniture and lights and masterfully blended with the Residence’s high ceilings, large French windows and undisturbed sea views the Villa Rossa Area is a one-of-a-kind Ionian Dream.
The must-visit landmark villa has starred in international films and is home to several CNN productions.
The Villa Rossa Area offers a historic journey to its origins through an innovative digital interactive museum accessible to both guests and virtual visitors.
The award-winning farm-to-table restaurant hosts al fresco group or private dining experiences in select locations within the grounds, while the private sandy beach area provides direct sea access and docking. The hotel is also reachable by car.
! A secret tip for our readers: The seafront seven-bedroom villa, which boasts a private hill with unbeatable sea views and a century-old olive grove, can also be rented in its entirety.
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Set in the idyllic region of Epirus on the western coast of mainland Greece, the exceptional natural beauty of the heart-shaped bay of Parga provides an ideal setting for those seeking a multilingual and multicultural experience… and a stunning coastline.
Inhabited since antiquity, Parga has featured on the sea routes of pirates, explorers from different countries, shipping tycoons and Hollywood legends cruising the Ionian. Aristotle Onassis famously fell in love with beautiful Parga prior to settling for the nearby island of Skorpios. The delightful fishing village nestled in the shadow of the Venetian castle looks out to an iconic islet and mesmerizing bay adorned with majestic sea rocks – a sea lover’s paradise waiting to be explored.
Kristina Bitvai, Managing Director of Eurideas Language Experts