Friendly service and extremely well-appointed rooms in the heart of the old town
You'll find Hotel Acropol tucked away in the narrow, winding streets of Parga's old town. A small, family-run hotel dating back to1884, it was the first hotel in the town. Since then, it's been run by the Zigouris family. Alexis Zigouris, the Swiss-trained chef, and his five brothers all chip in – from working behind the bar to waiting in the hotel's restaurant.
Décor-wise, it's modern and comfortable. In fact, luxury's very much the buzz word, epitomised by the hydro-massaging showers. Each bedroom has comfortable wooden furniture and a balcony, which either look out over the breakfast terrace or the street below. Some even offer partial views of the town's 14th-century castle.
When it comes to food, Continental breakfast is served on the terrace. Come mealtimes, it's transformed into the locally-renowned restaurant, Castello. You can also eat inside where a glass section of floor shows off the wine cellar below with its stock of over 3,500 bottles.
Parga is a town surrounded by olive groves – one of the main sources of local income. Elsewhere, the Venetian castle and a number of beaches are easily reached on foot from the harbourfront, while caiques leave daily to Paxos, which is just 20 kilometres away.
Enjoy breakfast on the terrace as part of your Bed and Breakfast Board Basis. By night, head here for an aperitif, long drink or a tropical cocktail. Castello's offers you Mediterranean and ethnic dishes with a traditional and innovative twist. Sample the Greek, French, Italian and Asian specialities, with specialist chefs preparing each meal option.
Energise your mind and body, and pamper yourself at the spa. Found at the sister hotel Savator, you can choose from a variety of treatments leaving you feeling rejuvenated. There's transport provided, charges apply.
We have been to this lovely family run hotel a few times and will no doubt return again. The location is ideal for going out and about in Parga, just a couple of minutes stroll and you are on the sea front, with its jetty, bars, shops and restaurants. The rooms are comfortable, the staff very helpful and the food in Castellos Restaurant is superb.More
ADT123_13, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Have not been to Greece for about 10 years so it was wonderful to be back and staying in this beautiful, friendly hotel in the old town. It is literally a few hundred yards to the main harbour which is heaving with people during the evening at this time of the year; yet we had no noise - amazing. We stayed in room 19 which had a much bigger balcony than the other rooms and had stunning views of the castle. Breakfast was varied and combined a continental style with a cooked option. Despite not having a swimming pool, you can have access to any pool in the resort. All the owners request is that you do not bring own food and drink but buy something from them. This, I think, is reasonable! Bathroom was a bit dark and shower cubicle a little cramped but everything else overrides this. As stated in the brouchure, you do have to walk a short distance to the hotel as the streets are too tiny to accommodate a taxi. This is not a problem, especially if you take a reasonable amount of luggage. (Can't believe what some people take. What have they got in those cases??) Would highly recommend this place and would definitely go back again.More
J_rogers277, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Friendly, stylish hidden gem
We stayed here in may having never been to Parma before and loved it.
It seems that most people staying here have been to Parma before and even the hotel acropolis itself many times before.
We had to leave our taxi on the main road and enter some smaller streets which I was a little wary of but all of a sudden it opens up on to a quaint square where this lovely hotel is hidden alongside an old church.
The acropolis is a relatively small hotel which was a huge plus for us. I was a little worried that it would be a restaurant with rooms plonked on the top but that wasn't the case at all.
On arrival a member of staff from the hotel was waiting for us, our passports were taken for checking in and we were told we could leave our luggage and head to the bar for a welcome drink, as flights seem to come at certain times there were a batch of new people at the bar and it was a very friendly atmosphere.
At 27 we were possibly the youngest couple in the hotel and it is mainly couples we saw. This again was a plus side. As it is such a small hotel you get to know everyone staying and we had a really good time getting to know everyone including the bar/ restaurant staff.
We tried the restaurant on the first night and weren't disappointed. This is possibly the poshest restaurant in Parma but still not enough to break the bank. It's only let down for me was the lack of traditional food o the menu? I did like how everything was presented and it tasted amazing too but if you want traditional Greek food perhaps venture out a bit?
Our room had a balcony from which you could see the church and the castle on top of the hill. It was nicely finished and always clean bar a few cheeky ants that took a liking to our tea point.
The staff were quick and happy to help at all times. The only slow point was breakfast, for some reason this takes ages to come out every morning as everyone is served individually, even if that everyone is just 4 of you, it still takes ages. The breakfast itself is lovely though, a mixture of a continental with some traditional Greek bits and some sort of sweet, ie muffin or honey and yoghurt. I really enjoyed the breakfast it was worth the wait in the end.
On leaving we were allowed to keep our luggage in the restaurant, there are no shower facilities etc if you have a late flight back but we bought drinks at a hotel which had a pool and showered there.
The only thing I found missing from this place was perhaps a accommodation and dining package of some sort?
Otherwise it is a great location less than a minutes walk from the hustle and bustle which was just enough to be able to enjoy it without having to endure it. The building itself is beautiful, the restaurant has been lovingly designed, the food's lovely, the staff are friendly, the rooms are well sized, clean and comfortable and the atmosphere is just perfect.
Would definitely recommend.
4th time and wanting more...
This is the 4th time staying at this lovely small family run hotel in the old town..and as always we are made very welcome and are looked after as if we were part of the family.We cannot praise this place enough...It is a very elegant hotel and unique for Parga as is their restaurant Castello..If you are looking for that special night out for fine dining and that special bottle of wine...look no further..We will be back again next season for more.....More
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