CASTLE OF PARGA
To the north of the harbor you find the castle of Parga built in the 14th century with the help of the Normans. After the successive disasters he took his final form from the Venetians. To the north lies Ali Pasha Castle built on a high hill where the view is breathtaking. In the arched gate of the entrance, the winged lion of Agios Markos, the name “Antonio bervass 1764”, Ali Pasha emblems, bicephal eagles and related inscriptions can be seen on the wall. Dwarf corridors, artillery ramps, artillery ramparts, powerful bulwarks with firearms, light gates, hidden passage to the sea, barracks, prisons, warehouses, and two forts in the last line of defense: they show a defense plan that, along with the natural fortification they made fortress invincible. Today the castle is illuminated and visited by a crowd of people.
CASTLE OF THE ANTHOUSA
Between Anthousa and Agia on a hill overlooking the entire area of Parga, a massive imposing fortress is built. It is the fortress built by Ali Pasha to oversee and besiege the dismal Parga. On February 17, 1814, the inhabitants of the area, especially in Agia, died with surprise. The inhabitants of Agia who had allied with the inhabitants of Parga were reviled in this way. On the north side two ramps protect the entrance. Inside there is a vaulted peripheral corridor in the large tower with internal arches. Two Russian guns bought by Ali were lying on the ground. The castle is now in good condition. Spectacular view of the night when you light up at a period of events.
In the center of Parga, and in particular next to the church of the Holy Apostles, there is the Ecclesiastical Museum. From the large collection in the museum, there are two Gospels, which date back to the 17th century. There are also two copies of the epitaph monk of Mount Athos which are dated back to 1600, as well as images of invaluable value such as Panagia Vlacherna, Panagia Odigitria and Panagiopoula. Visitors to the Ecclesiastical Museum will be able to admire the 300-year-old banner of Parga, which depicts the Virgin Mary and the Divine Infant. It is made of red silk and on it are distinguished the marks from the turrets of the Turks.