Holidays to Lichnos take you to a traditional Greek village with just a couple of tavernas and a quiet, sandy beach – and put you close to lively Parga just up the road.
Lichnos is a quiet hillside village on Greece’s northwestern coast. It’s a restful place, where days are spent relaxing in the pretty bay and evenings revolve around a couple of family-run restaurants at the water’s edge. You’re away from it all here, but the livelier coastal town of Parga is just 10 minutes up the road.
Lichnos’ secluded little beach is just 100 metres from the village. It’s a sand-and-shingle number backed by pine-fringed cliffs. Along the shore you’ve got secret little caves to explore on foot, plus there are watersports on offer. Up the road, the main beach at Parga is a narrow strip of sand that looks out to the islet of Panagia – good swimmers can get across to it. Twenty minutes’ walk from Parga brings you to Valtos Beach, where the deep waters make for great scuba diving.
Daytrips to Parga and Nicopolis
Parga is just 10 minutes’ drive away – or you can get a water taxi there in 20 minutes. It’s overlooked by an 11th-century castle that was rebuilt by the Venetians in the 16th century. You can walk around it and enjoy the views across the water and town below. Further afield, about 50 minutes’ drive away, you get to the site of ancient Nicopolis. It was built in 31BC by the Roman Emperor Octavius and today you can still wander around the crumbling ruins. A short walk away there’s a museum that houses relics taken from the site.
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