Wrapped in olive groves on the edge of Parga, Dracos Aparthotel has a peaceful setting and beautiful mountain views.
Dracos Aparthotel has a tranquil setting, tucked away among hills carpeted with olive groves on the outskirts of Parga.
The hotel looks like a quintessential Mediterranean escape, with stone-clad walls, terracotta roofs and wrought-iron balconies. The cherry on top is the good-looking hill-view pool. This hotel is part of the Simply Travel collection until April 2017. It will then join our Small & Friendly range – home to holidays with an authentic and intimate feel.
This is such a great place to stay in Parga. There is a bit of a hill (or a mountain if you've had one too many Metaxa) to get you up to the apartments. Once there though the grounds are well maintained and well set out.
The rooms are some of the best we've stayed in when in Greece. Spacious with lovely views making the stresses of life melt away. There is enough space if you want to cook up a bit of breakfast or lunch but why bother with so many lovely tavernas a short walk away.
The pool bar is a great place to start or finish your evening. During the day they serve a nice selection of dishes if you want a snack and if like me cooking is alien when away. The pool has enough seating and enough beds to not feel too crowded.
We found the setting ideal but beware... you have a 10/15 minute stroll to the main town. If you like a nice wander take the back roads and visit the bakery or small tavernas hidden along the winding tracks. The placing is ideal if you want the choice between quiet evening or bustling nightlife. The town is so picturesque.
There is a big festival during the 2nd/3rd week of August. This can impact some of the prices in the local tavernas so be aware that you may be paying a little extra.
The walk back from town later at night can be a bit dangerous (I use this term very loosely - but take heed if you have little ones... or again hit the Metaxa). The sidewalk gets busy... with parked cars ;) just be careful during peak season.
Very good hotel, just a little too far from town for us.
For our second stay at the Dracos, we were in one of the new rooms on the 'other side' of the pool with a pleasant South facing view of the wooded valley and hills. Our room was simply but comfortable furnished, very clean and with a small 'self catering' unit comprising a kettle, fridge, sink, two ring hob and two each of knives, forks, spoons, tea spoons, plates, bowls, cups and saucers. If you really intend to self cater you may wish to consider taking a sharp knife, chopping board, condiments, tea towel etc. Although the wardrobe was ok, there were no drawers in which to put underwear etc. only shelves. The tv had 10 or 12 stations all in the Greek language which, considering that (in our experience) most guests are English speaking, was a shame. The free wi-fi worked reasonably well in our room and the room safe cost an additional 10 euro for the week. We didn't eat breakfast by the pool, but our lunches there were fine. The hotel staff are very pleasant and helpful. For us, 70+ year olds, the only drawback is the sloping 15 minute walk to and from the town; otherwise we would be happy to stay again. A/C is available in each room for 40 euro per week.More
Alaways clean, friendly and relaxing
From the moment you arrive until you leave you are greeted with open arms and always are great holiday. Staff very friendly and will help with anything. Restaurant, rooms, swimming area, gardens are all kept very clean and tidy.
We have been coming here over a number of years and just cannot fault the place, always high standards of everything. We have tried other locations, Greek Islands and feel this hotel ticks all the boxes for a relaxing time for us and the kids. OK the kids may want a pool/hockey/tennis table but that would be it. Thank you.xMore
Amazing place , Top location
it was a fantastic experience ...1 week of relaxation , nice food , amazing romantic music by gatsbies , top wine list ...the owner mr Dimitris , was all day there and he told us all the parga's history...More
Stunning little gem in a lovely location surrounded by hillsides and olive groves.
The hotel was lovely. it is very well cared for with friendly staff who maintain both the grounds and the rooms, our room was a good size very well appointed nice balcony and great views. The pool area was great lots of beds and areas of shade when needed. The pool bar was great lovely fresh salads and great service. Parga town in a ten minute walk away and there are lots of local supermarkets in walking distance.
I would highly recommend. Stay here and will definately be returning.More