Being the most frequented resort on the Epirus coastline of Greece, the town of Parga is an inspired destination both for the mainland tourists and for the ones happening to spend their vacation in Corfu. Parga is excellent as a manner of diversifying the time spent in Corfu or in any of the other Ionian Islands, for that matter. What is so picturesque about Parga is its general dash looking much like any typical Greek whitewashed town, being bordered on one side by a mountainous relief and by the fine beach of Valtos on the other side. Given the relatively short distance between Corfu and Parga, daytrips are possible, tourists being able to tick off both the ruins of the old fortress in Parga and to sample some of the excellent dishes served at the beachfront taverns, enjoying, at the same time, the beauty of the inviting Valtos Beach and of the nearby stretches of sand. All in all, Parga yields a great escapade of Corfu.
Given its location in the Ionian Sea, Corfu – which is the northernmost of all significant Ionian Island – makes possible trips to Albania (port of Saranda)
The Kalami (or Kalamiones) Beach is a wide pebbly stretch awarded, as expected, the blue flag. It lies on the northeastern side of Corfu.
Located only 45 minutes from Corfu Town there lays the resort of Messongi (or Messonghi). Apollon Palace and Messongi Beach Hotel are the most known hotels.