This place wins plaudits on TripAdvisor, thanks to its rural setting and laidback pool scene.
This quiet, hillside place has a high rating on TripAdvisor – enough to get a Certificate of Excellence in 2013. At the heart of the place there’s a great little pool complete with a whirlpool and bar.
The hotel is in a secluded spot surrounded by countryside. It’s a 10-minute walk to the nearest shops. And the centre of Parga, with its beaches, bars and tavernas, is about 20 minutes’ walk.
Room is good size, was cleaned regularly. Location is approx 25-30 mins walk into Parga, the walk there is all down hill but the walk back is all up hill and can be hard work in the heat but a taxi only costs 4 euros. The staff are very friendly and always willing to help.More
Just come back from a fabulous 2 weeks stay at the Zozefina apts in Parga. The owners Fortini & Spiros were wonderful people, my partner loved a game of dominos and a drink or 2 with Spiros in the early evening sunshine and Fortini couldn't be any more helpful and kind. We stayed on the ground floor in a studio apt which was very clean and just great for our needs. The room was cleaned everyday and sheets and towels were changed every other day. Nora served behind the poolside bar every day and was a lovely young girl. She could rustle up a mean greek salad, in fact there was plenty of choice for a light breakfast or lunch. Parga itself is a lovely place and if you have never visited we would highly recommend it. There is a beautiful harbour with plenty of restaurants and bars and a small beach. Alternativley there are other beaches either side which you can walk to or get a water taxi. Lichnos beach was our favourite as it was a little less busy than the others. I would also recommend a boat trip over the Paxos & Anti Paxos to see the blue caves. For 15 euros it was great value for money. The boat left the harbour at Parga around 10am and returned about 6pm. Paxos is a lovely small harbour. The boat docked there for around 3 hours giving you plenty of time to look round and have a spot of lunch before the return back to Parga around 4.30pm. A visit upto the Citidel castle in Parga is well worth a visit just for the views alone. It is quite a steep walk up through the lovely back streets of Parga but you can stop along the way to browse the little trinket shops. The food in Parga was outstanding and we would highly recommend the Golfo Beach restaurant which sat just to the side of Parga beach. It was a family run taverna and the mousaka was the best i've tasted in Greece. The Castello restaurant through the back streets on the way to the castle is perfect for a romantic evening meal, make sure you book in advance as it gets very busy, especially at weekends. The food there is outstanding (chateaubriand for 17 euros) now that's a bargain!!! There is plenty of choice on the menu which you do have to pay a little more than most places but well worth it. The Meeting place is a lovely small little bar up a side street from the harbour near the big anchor which was a great discovery. The owner Yannis was lovely and every drink you ordered came with a plate of homemade food (delicious). We had a great night their singing songs with a guy who played the mandolin. So would we go back to Parga? I'm sure one day we will but there is a big wide world out there to discover and we are not people to go back to the same place twice, however if we was to return anytime soon then we would definatley stay at Zozefina apts just for the fabulous welcome from the owners, great people, great place. Thank you Fortini & Spiros
Cathie & Phil
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catherine h, Manchester, United Kingdom
Rather like holidaying on the M1
The only positive would be the service given by the lovely young lady who works in the bar. She is delightful and tries her very best to deliver great service.
Unfortunately I cannot pass on any other positives. Many things in the apartments need replacing but I can't see that they will be. Broken and unsafe sunbeds, limescale filled kettles making it impossible to make a hot drink. (I swopped with another kettle and it was just as bad and tried to clean both myself).
Unfortunately the female owner is quite unhelpful and asks you to ask those in the room next to you to show you how to use the air conditioning!
No help when we arrived late in the evening to get to the 2nd floor room.
The worst thing though is the location. It is an endless stream of noise as it is on a hill on the main road into Parga. The revs are at full throttle on the mororbikes as they drive past trying to get up the hill. From dawn to late in to the night.
I won't go on but I would never recommend or revisit Zozefina.More
Clair H, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Perfection in Parga
Our stay here was perfect with no complaints whatsoever. We were made to feel at home and comfortable straight away.
The room we had was a ground floor studio, room 104. These rooms had ample space for myself and son along with ample space on the outside patio. A small, well kept garden was in front of the patio area. On the patio we had one table and two chairs but more chairs were available if required.
Inside there was twin beds pushed together, but enough space to separate if needed. The small kitchen area provided what we required with a kettle, toaster, small oven, two ring hob, fridge freezer and enough utensils and cookware for snacks or simple meals. Washing up liquid and a sponge was also available. The bathroom was adequate with a small sit in bath tub and over head shower.
The room was always clean and bins and towels changed every other day. Air con was available for 50 euros for the week but we didn't get it as we didn't really stay in the room much, only to sleep in and when we did it was just about bearable.
The grounds were well kept and spotless, along with the pool and area around it with the tables next to the sun loungers and on the bar terrace always clear and clean.
Even though it was the six weeks school holidays we never had a problem getting a sun lounger. Although the pool is small it was not a problem because there are only a small number of rooms and therefore not a lot people.
The food and drinks from the bar were reasonably priced relative to the general prices for food and drink in the Parga area. As an example, the chips were 4 euros but easily enough to feed two, and the Greek salad cost the same. A one litre bottle of water cost 1 euro.
The walk to and from town was sometimes a struggle in 30 plus degrees. However it was easy enough to navigate and we even though taxis are available for about 4/5 euros we never got one and managed to walk, even when laden with items from the supermarket. The nearest of which is about 300 metres. It didn't stock much though but enough for snacks and simple meals.
The best thing about Zozefina was the people, both the family who owns it and the other holidaymakers. Nora, Spiros and Fotina were very friendly and attentive and the other holidaymakers were all like minded and enjoyed a chat around the pool. Even though Spiros speaks very little English he still made an effort to be a friendly face by always greeting you and saying things in Greek to you (which most of us had no clue of what it was!) whenever you walked passed him whilst sat in his chair on the bar terrace.
Parga itself was also brilliant. It's a charming place with everything you want in a holiday resort. The balance between resort and town is perfect. Great places to eat and drink without spoiling it's character. It has gorgeous beaches, clear sea, an old ruined castle and small winding, narrow passageways crammed with shops, eateries and bars, non of which were garish. It reminded me of Tenby in south Wales in a way, but a Greek version!
I have never been back to the same accommodation before, and never to the same resort, however, I would definitely consider going back to Parga and Zozefina apartments. I highly recommend it to people looking for an authentic taste of Greece who also want some daytime and evening entertainment in town, and who want to stay in quiet and peaceful accommodation.More
ShellsHols, Oldham, United Kingdom
As with many other reviewers we would recommend Zozefina. However, it may not be for you if you have walking or mobility issues as there is a 15-20 minute walk into center of Parga and some steps and slope to pool on site.
The apartments are clean and comfortable and cleaned regularly. No shower or plumbing issues!. Kettle, toaster, hairdryer and fridge. We had 1 bed apartment with balcony over looking pool and surrounding hills. You do get traffic noise although we got use to it and it does vary. The pool and whirlpool are great. Its a user friendly pool with shallow water (no diving) excellent for children and those who just want to keep cool. Plenty of sunbeds, nice bar and eating area for snacks and drinks. Parga is a lovely town and worth the walk. Plenty of shops and tavernas on the way into town. Lovely harbor setting with boat trips to other beaches and nearby islands, nice beach (but busy in August), plenty of tavernas to chose from. Quaint little streets wind there way up the hill side with plenty of gift shops and eating places. Worth a walk to the castle for the views. We stayed for a week in august 15, it was hot and we just relaxed around the pool and went out in the evenings. Nora looked after us during the day keeping us fed and watered. Apartments were full but it was still quite and peaceful, No fighting for sunbeds (pool opens at 10am). We had a great week. You will not be disappointed.More