Valtos Beach

Beach name: Valtos Beach
Location:Parga
Our rating: 3/5 about
Our rating is based on our actual visit to the beach.
Visitors rating:

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RATING SCALE

5 = Superb! Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again
4 = Very good. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = Good. We would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area
2 = Average. We could go for swimming again if we happened to be in the area
1 = Just OK. The beach was fine for swimming and sunbathing one time
0 = Disappointing. We will not return to this beach

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

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Valtos Beach
Parga, Preveza, Epiros
  • Beach berm:
    Shingle
  • Seafloor:
    Shingle
  • Water rating: 3/5 about
  • Access:
    Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
  • Amenities:
    Restaurant at the beach
    Cafeteria/Bar near the beach
    Town within walking distance
    Organized Beach (trash collection, umbrellas, showers etc.)
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Site is unsuitable for RV parking
  • Water Sports
    Lots of water sports choices
  • Snorkeling:
    Good snorkeling site on the southern end
  • Notes:
    Valtos beach is a beautiful place to swim. Try to stay away from the wooden peers in the middle of the beach because that's where water taxis and other assorted boats dock in very regular intervals.

    Even though the beach is very large and wide, it gets very crowded in high season (July and August). Even so, you can always find plenty of space to spread out on the south end near the castle, and at the other end to the north. As you approach the beach from the road, the beach to your righ is flanked by bars and you can head that way if you prefer more "mingling", beach games, and music. If you want more peace and quiet, head to your left toward the castle, and sty in the middle for the sun beds and parasols.

    There is a footpath that takes you up a steep hill to the castle, and then down to the city of Parga. The views are beautiful on both sides of the castle and there is a cafeteria right in the middle of it, so it's worth the walk up.

    Valtos is the largest beach within walking distance from Parga town. The other two are closer to the town: Kryoneri beach, and Piso-Kryoneri beach.

    Visitors' Reports

    Beach Report by Jacqui
    Beach Location Valtos Beach, Parga
    Beach Name Valtos Beach
    Year Last Visited 2000-2005
    Rating 3/5 = Good (would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area)
    Beach Small pebbles
    Sea Floor Small pebbles
    Water 4/5
    Clothing Topless is common
    Access Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
    Town within walking distance yes
    Organized yes
    RV, Camper Accessibility Campers explicitly forbidden
    Snorkeling Good snorkeling site
    Comments The area is beautiful and very green and fertile. Only go if you are able to walk up and down hills that sometimes are a little slippery. However, overall very picturesque and the sea gorgeous. Fish will swim around your ankles. They are small, gray and blend with the pebbles so look carefully!

    Beach Report by Lala
    Beach Location Parga
    Beach Name Valtos
    Year Last Visited 2000-2005
    Rating 4=Very Good (would go out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Sand
    Sea Floor Sand
    Water 2/5
    Clothing Topless is common
    Access Fair = Accessible by car, poor road condition
    Bar yes
    Town within walking distance yes
    Organized yes
    RV, Camper Accessibility Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping
    Snorkeling Not very good for snorkeling
    Comments The water was very cold.

RATING SCALE

5 = the sea water was some the best for swimming. We would go way out of our way to swim there again
4 = sea water was excellent and inviting for swimming. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = very nice and clean sea. We would go swimming there again if we were in the area
2 = nice sea, we had a nice swim but we did not notice anything special about the water
1 = the sea water was not very inviting at the time we visited. We did more sunbathing than swimming
0 = the water did not seem suitable for swimming

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit. We enjoy the water when it is crystal clear, and cool instead of warm. We don' like visible floating particles of any kind or algae settled on the beach.

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