Where to eat in Parga | A Foodie Tour

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This post has been a long time coming. I have had it in my planned posts since last August, and just never got around to posting. However, today is the day, and I have combined a bit of travel and food into one. Here is my guide on where to eat in Parga. A foodie tour of sorts.

Way back in August I took my second trip to the wonderful Greek town of Parga. I absolutely love this place, as it has the hustle and bustle of a town, as well as a beach. It is touristy, without being the typical ‘British’ tourist place. Not only this but it has a plethora of places to enjoy a yummy Greek meal. You can also see my first ever travel vlog, featuring some of the eateries on this list. My second Parga vlog also features and re-features some of these places too.

After visiting twice, once for a week and once for two weeks, I feel I have had a pretty good chance to check out the many tavernas, cafes and eateries in Parga. So, why not share some of the places I loved and think you would love too if you ever visit Parga.

Where to eat in Parga?

So, there are so many places to choose from, and I can honestly say we never had a bad meal in Parga. However, some were way nicer than others, and I guess restaurants and food can be down to personal taste. Here are my top 10 places of where to eat in Parga. Some are perfect for the evening meal, and others perfect for a snack.

Golfo Beach Taverna:

Golfo is a beachside taverna, on the Piso Krioneri Beach. It is open for most of the day and late into the night. It offers a vast range of Greek to try, perfect when heading for lunch from the beach and for a great evening out. Make sure to visit on one of their ‘Greek nights’ where there is live music and the waiters/owners also have a dance.

You must try the courgette fritters, large Greek beans, stuffed pepper, tzatziki and Papoutsakia (stuffed aubergine).

A selection of Greek Meze, including giant beans, Pepper stuffed with cheese, courgette fritters and tzatziki.
Papoutsakia - stuffed aubergine

Perivoli:

Perivoli is set back from the main town and was close to where we stayed on my second visit. It is worth the short walk away from the town though. Very reasonably priced, with large tasty portions! The staff are super friendly and there is even a small children’s play area. I don’t have any photos of my food from here, but take my word for it, the food is delicious! I think I had Papoutsakia one time, and stuffed tomatoes/peppers another time. Delicious!

View inside Perivoli taverna, Parga. Lanterns in the air

Kastro 1380:

Kastro 1380 is on top of the large hill in Parga, overlooking the bay, but just underneath Parga castle. This is a fine dining experience to have. Not only is the food delicious but the views are stunning. Well worth a visit earlier on tow watch the sunset over the bay. The beef fillet in Madeira sauce in to die for. We celebrated my parents 30th wedding anniversary here, so definitely a good choice for special occasions. I mean just look at that view!

Beef fillet in a madeirs sauce with a selection of vegetables in a pastry case, mash potato tower and rice stack
View of Parga harbour from Katro 1380 restaurant

Sakis:

Another situated high up in Parga. This is more in the ‘old town’ on the top of the hill away from the harbour. Definitely a bit of a trek to get here, but so worth it. You feel like you are part of the village with how the tables and chairs are laid out. You are basically in the street, which is a wonder to watch the dishes flying out of the small restaurant. It gets super busy and is very popular, so you may need to book a table or join the queue to wait. It’s not all bad though, you do get a little drink to have whilst waiting for free. Try the Spetzofai – a spicy Greek sausage casserole of sorts.

A dish of Greek Spetzofai close up - sausage with vegetables

Fish Taverna Soulis:

This one is set on the harbour, so boasts lovely views of the sea and the small islet just out of the town. It is typically a seafood restaurant, with the fish being freshly caught. Another popular place to visit, especially in high season. Portions are reasonable but not overly big, as are the prices. Staff are lovely. A perfect place to people-watch with a good meal and carafe of wine. Try the calamari and chips, it comes in a wooden basket!

Fish fillet on a plate with roasted vegetables and a lemon wedge

Hellenikon:

Another taverna set back from the main street of the harbour, but a true delight. Again it feels like you are eating in someone’s back garden, with the waiters crossing the small street to serve the food. A lovely rustic looking taverna with super yummy food. I would definitely love to eat here again. Try the chicken souvlaki, it is done to perfection. (Sorry about the picture, I was halfway eating when I remember I needed to take a photo!)

Chicken souvlaki with tatziki and salad

The Old Garden:

This is the perfect place for a drink and snack, especially from off the beach. It is right on the beach front, so the perfect location to watch the waves rolling in. We opted to have a drink and snack here on my first visit. The Greek cheese board is delicious! You also can’t beat a nice ice cold frappe too!

Greek chees platter with cucumber, tomato and olives

Piperi:

So, this one is technically a bar, but one that does some yummy food. This is mainly in the form of meze, so perfect if you are just looking for a snack. Hidden in one of the back streets of Parga, but a great find! The lady here is lovely, and such fun to talk to. You get your drinks, and she will then offer a small plate of meze, usually stuffed vine leaves and giant Greek beans. When we visited, her family were in, and she had made food for her grandchildren. She offered a portion to my little niece too. True Greek hospitality.

Stuffed vine leaves and giant beans on a plate

Coral Bar and Restaurant:

This place is out of Parga town, on Lichnos beach. Another great place to head if you are looking for a spot of lunch after lounging on the beach. Service can be quite slow when it is busy, as the place is huge; but the food is well worth it. We opted for a few dishes to share, with the salads being stacked high. Well worth the wait.

A large salad built up on a plate with grated cheese covering it

Grill 33:

I couldn’t complete this list without adding a place that sells the yummy Greek fast food of Gyros! There are loads of gyros pitta joints in Parga, but I found this one was the tastiest. (I know a tough job, but someone has to do it!). This one is on the street back from the main harbour (go up the side of the anchor) and nestled between a few others. To be honest, you can’t go wrong in any of the gyros places, but this one is nice! I think they also do a vegetarian version of the gyros too!

Hand holidng a gyros pitta

Where to eat in Parga summary:

So there you have my 10 places to eat in Parga. There are loads more that I could add to the list, however, I thought 10 would be enough. Have you visited Parga before? Which f these do you prefer the most? Let me know in the comments below!

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23 thoughts on “Where to eat in Parga | A Foodie Tour

  1. Ohhhh my god Greek food is just the best isn’t it? These look amazing!

    I’d love to be able to do a food of Corfu one but I have friends and family who own businesses out here so I can’t make a big deal about where I eat haha! I do eat in different places but I rarely advertise it on social media just so I don’t seem like I’m favouring one over the other!

    1. It has to be my favourite type of food!
      Oh no, I can imagine the backlash if you appeared to favour one over another! I’m heading to Corfu for two weeks at the end of July and I cannot wait for more yummy Greek food!

      Thanks for commenting 🙂

      Aimsy xoxo

      1. Oh, I will deffo be in touch nearer the time for recommendations. We have been before but it was quite a few years ago now so I reckon it has changed a bit!

        Aimsy xoxo

  2. Hey Aimsy!
    Parga seems like a good place to eat out! I love Greek food as it’s so easy to veganish it
    I am heading to Rome in November & will be documenting where I eat so thanks for convincing me!
    Now you’ve made me hungry! LOL! Xo

    1. Thanks for commenting SunshineSarah! Greek food is my favourite, and I agree it is so adaptable and is becoming more so now.
      Hope you have a fab time in Rome, its a place I would love to visit. Will look forward to your post, where you will be making me hungry!

      Aimsy xoxo

  3. I’ve always wanted to go the Greece but still haven’t had the chance to yet, it looks like a lovely place and with such amazing food. The restaurants also look so amazing! X

    1. Oh, you will not regret going to Greece if you ever get the chance. The food is delicious and the people are super friendly.
      Fingers crossed you can visit one day!

      Thanks for commenting 🙂

      Aimsy xoxo

    1. Oh, they were all so yummy; but then again, Greek food is my favourite!

      Thanks for commenting lovely!

      Aimsy xoxo

  4. So many amazing looking dishes here! I love that you included ten too, so many posts like this only have a couple of suggestions and it doesn’t give you much room to choose. Something for everyone here! Love Greek food but I haven’t made it to Greece yet x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    1. I would have included more as there are so many places to eat, but thought 10 would be enough! Oh Greek food is one of the best isn’t it?! Caters for all!

      Thanks for commenting

      Aimsy xoxo

  5. Wow, so much tasty food! I love going on holiday to Greece, the food is most definitely a highlight for me. Everything here looks so delicious, my favourites are the gyros, vine leaves and the cheese board and view look incredible! The view at Kastro 1380 is stunning too! Thanks for sharing your favourites, Aimsy! This post makes me want to book a holiday to Greece asap ❤ xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. Thank you for commenting!
      Oh definitely! I always look forward to the yummy food I can eat when I visit oh isn’t the view just stunning?!
      I can guarantee you won’t regret booking a holiday to Greece

      Aimsy xoxo

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