Parga harbour at night
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Parga harbour at night

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Parga is a small town located on a rocky hillside by the ionian sea in the northwestern Greece. The little harbour is surrounded by the small island of Mother Mary and the French fortress and is a very popular touristic attraction in the summer season.

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