Igoumenitsa – Prarga
Igoumenitsa is situated at the head of a bay, opposite the island of Corfu ( Kerkyra ). It is one of the main gateways to Greece and so visitors’ comforts are well-looked after by small modern hotels as well as other amenities.
The daily car-ferry services from Italy and the many more ferries connecting Corfu with the mainland give life to this attractive little port.
Incoming traffic usually heads for Ioannina, but those not in too much of a hurry make a small detour to Filiate ( 20 km off the highway ), a tree-shaded village from where they can continue the climb as far as the picturesque village of Plession.
Zitsa, made famous by Lord Byron in his poem “Chilae Harold”, lies to the left just a few kilometers before Ioannina ( alt. 680 meters ). It has splendid views.
Parga is an enchanting little seaside town with two superb beaches below the age-old olive groves on the gentle slopes of Mount Pezovolos. It is situated 48 km south of Igoumenitsa but is best reached by steamer.