Parga: The Greek Destination You Have Never Heard Of

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You most likely never heard of a Greek city called Parga, most definitely not of Ioannina, both cities located in the northwestern part of Greece, not particular touristic. The second city had been my home for at least 5 years as I have conducted my bachelor and master studies in Ioannina. In summer myself and Erasmus friends would drive to Parga for beach holidays and much needed relaxation of the exam season. I have so many amazing memories from the place, you can’t possibly imagine. Greece is a beautiful country and holds a dear place in my heart, especially those two cities. Back in the day I would passionately bake under the scorching Mediterranean sun and listen to my friends tales about their home countries, job opportunities culture and much more. Dreaming and wanting something so much better than you have is something we are unfortunately not taught  at school. Dreaming I did, while sipping on an ice-cold freddo cappuccino, of visiting other countries, grasping the point of view of another culture and make a living out of the field I have studied. Goodness this post wasn’t meant to become so very personal but memories have woven themselves into my brain while looking at these pictures.

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A company of 4, my brother, mother and M we drove from Albania to Greece one day to discover Parga, 2 hours road trip. One day is enough to walk the small town, ferries embark daily on Parga and sail the tourists on smaller boats on the shores. It can get particular crowded in touristic season but at the beginning of June it was fairly empty, perfect for our taste.

I was wearing

Park Lane Nude Bow flats IN SALE (here)

Sisley Pleated skirt (here), love the layering of this one (here) and the front buttons skirt (here)

Zara cropped top (here)

 sisley pleated skirt with Zara crop top

After refreshments, freddo cappuccino and ice-cream we took off walking the narrow roads, the local touristic shops and admiring the colorful picturesque and breathtaking views of the nature surrounding the town.

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Next we walked up to the hill to the ruins of a Venetian castle to have a better look of the bay and the city. The temperatures had been extremely high, my make-up melted off but how could I complain when such a view greeted us below.

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My mother and brother wanted to refresh in the sea and take some rest in the shadows but we were restless to walk and discover some more. sisley pleated skirt with Zara crop top

We found these gigantic, gorgeous bougainvillea on the way, with the post vibrant colors. I have no words how beautiful it had been in person.

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Some more bougainvilleas served as shadows during our lunchtime.

sisley pleated skirt with Zara crop top sisley pleated skirt with Zara crop top sisley pleated skirt with Zara crop top One tends to believe when close to the sea, not much is needed and a quote from the movie Zorbas the Greek frequents my mind when the above sight meets my eyes: “I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.” I wonder if the inhabitants of Parga feel the same or if they are bothered with mundane matters like the rest of the world.

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20 Comments

  1. July 14, 2017 / 9:59 am

    You look beautiful dear, that Zara crop top is everything. xx

    • tbymallano
      July 14, 2017 / 10:01 am

      Thank you Azra! It’s a beautiful piece 🙂

  2. July 14, 2017 / 11:51 am

    Incredibly amazing pics. I particularly liked that one of you sitting and having a drink (iced coffee maybe?). Wonderful pics, really.

    • tbymallano
      July 14, 2017 / 11:56 am

      Thank you Luis! Happy you liked the pictures and I hope to visit together with you guys one day.

  3. July 14, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    Love the pictures !! The colours are so vibrant xx
    My favourite is the one with the house and the laundry 😉

  4. July 14, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    You’re right, I haven’t heard of Parga, but it looks absolutely magical. Definitely added to my list for when I get around to going to Greece. Your pictures are breathtaking!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

  5. July 14, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    Beautiful shots and … its always great to know places off the beaten path like Parga-

  6. July 15, 2017 / 9:20 am

    This post was so well written, I really enjoyed reading it! Such a beautiful place to explore, I love how blue and clear the water looks. Your outfit is also absolutely beaaautiful, that top is so cute! xo
    http://www.misszarabelle.com

  7. Jo
    July 16, 2017 / 7:52 am

    Another beautifully written post, T. And great photos too, M. The colours of the painted houses are lovely. Living by the sea, I agree that not much is needed in one’s Life. It is like one long holiday. But from time to time we have to visit the real world. A place I tent to stay clear of.
    I’m loving your outfit, T. The skirt looks soo dreamy and pretty. Love, Jo x

  8. July 17, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    Amazing outfit and amazing location! You look beautiful 😘

  9. July 17, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    Indeed, I’ve never heard of this place but it’s so lovely. Now I’m going to add it on my go-to places in Greece 🙂

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  10. July 17, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    Wow thank you for sharing such a wonderful & beautiful place! I really love your fashion photos also! So nice to come across your blog 🙂

    XOXO, Aliya
    http://www.aliyapatrice.com

  11. July 18, 2017 / 7:20 am

    You look beautiful dear, love your photos and summer outfit:👌😍
    Parga have the most charming and colorful waterfront houses, I would recommend everyone to visit this beautiful place:)) 😊😍

  12. July 19, 2017 / 12:49 am

    What a pretty place. It sounds like a very nostalgic spot for you and your family. I love your knotted top and shoes. Very feminine. That skirt really makes the entire look classy.

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

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