The beauty of the landscape, the crystal clear waters, the
infinite coastline and of course the characteristic olive
grove led the pioneers of Club Mediterrane, in 1951, to
build one of the first Clubs in the whole world at Valtos.
In this way, they combined Parga and Valtos in a unique
venture at that time and Parga become known all over the
world. In 1979, the Club was transferred from Parga to
Corfu, but the region kept attracting many visitors.
Furthermore, the know-how acquired by the inhabitants of
Parga during those thirty years gave them the opportunity to
offer their visitors high quality services, with respect
however to the environment and the beauty of the landscape.
Let’s though take things from the beginning. Valtos is the
longest beach of Parga with 3 km length. It is situated near
the bay of Parga and at the foot of the cliff on which the
castle, that has associated its history with the history of
Parga, is built. The clear waters of Valtos, as well as the
small distance from Parga attract many bathers. There are
three ways to reach Valtos: on foot, after passing the
castle; by car, from the ring road of Parga, as well as
through the centre of Parga, if you have the nerve to do it
as there are a lot of traffic jams especially in the summer;
and by small boat, from the harbour of Parga, a beautiful
trip especially by night.
Valtos beach is covered with sand (60%), as well as pebbles
(30%). It is safe because it is surrounded by the bay of the
castle of Parga and the bay of Panagia Vlacherna, while the
very long coastline enables the natural renewal of the
waters without the existence of strong currents. Valtos is
an organized beach with outdoor showers and changing-rooms
set up by the Municipality of Parga. Finally, at Valtos the
visitors can enjoy a large number of water sports. There are
also restaurants, mini markets etc.