I know, I know – you’re traveling to Parga in Greece for some much needed rest and relaxation. However, if there’s one active thing you’ll do on your holiday I suggest you’ll make it this one:
If you’re staying in Parga town and are planning a trip to Lichnos Beach you could consider walking there. It will take a while – I think it took us about 2 hours but we had several breaks. And you’ll be rewarded with amazing views and a sense of accomplishment once you get to the beach. Here’s what you’ll have to do and what you can expect to see on your way there:
Walk from Parga town to Lichnos beach
Before you start your journey, there are two things to consider: If you can, avoid midday sun. We went for this walk at around noon. Yep, don’t do that – it’s hot! And another thing, take your bottle of water with you, you’ll need it.
We started our walk at our hotel in Parga (Irida Boutique Hotel) and walked towards restaurant Perivoli which is pretty much the starting point of this trip – that’s where the climb begins 🙂 Perivoli restaurant is really easy to get to, it will take you less than 20 minutes to walk there.
Start of walk: Restaurant Perivoli
From the restaurant it is pretty straightforward, you simply walk up the hill. I’ve heard of another route as well that doesn’t go quite to the top of the hill but then you’ll miss the views so I recommend walking up even though it’s obviously harder.
It was a bit exhausting to climb up I have to admit it. I was constantly looking for the next shade to catch my breath and rest for a while. However, the views are amazing once you start to make progress and actually lift your head up and notice your surroundings. And there are so many beautiful flowers and butterflies to see and admire.
There are olive trees and nets that they use to collect olives everywhere. It is very calm and peaceful and we saw just a couple of people during this walk.
Enjoy the views towards Parga town and Lichnos beach
There’s a small chapel towards the top of the hill that will give you a nice break. It is possible to enter the chapel and the views towards Parga town are just amazing from this viewpoint.
Once you get to the top of the hill you’ll really start to enjoy your walk through the olive groves.
It was difficult to tell where the sea ends and the sky begins.
As you get to the other side of the hill you’ll start seeing the first glimpses of the Lichnos beach.
We really needed a break once we reached the first buildings and Porto Lichnos Restaurant was the one we chose for drinks. There was a road beside the restaurant that took us down towards the beach.
And then to the Beach
Lichnos Beach was lovely. It was very beautiful and peaceful. The only problem I had were the small pebbles that hurt my sensitive feet when I walked to swim in the sea. Other than that, it was pure bliss.
So much so that when it came time to return to Parga I couldn’t even consider walking back. Don’t get me wrong, it was amazing to walk there but it was equally wonderful to just jump in the water taxi and enjoy the ride back to Parga town.
Your budget for this walk from Parga town to Lichnos beach
This is a rather inexpensive day out. You’ll need a bottle of water and you can stop for drinks on your way. If you’re staying on the beach and taking a water taxi back to Parga you can budget around € 10 to the sunbed and a boat ride. Add a light lunch and a drink – you’ll be spending around 20 euros on a great day out.
I’m not much of a walker – I like walks but I’m not that fit or active that I’d do them all the time. But this one I’d totally do again, it was so worth it!
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