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Parga (Greek: Πάργα [ˈpaɾɣa]) is a town and municipality located in the northwestern part of the regional unit of Preveza in Epirus, northwestern Greece. The seat of the municipality is the village Kanallaki.[2] Parga lies on the Ionian coast between the cities of Preveza and Igoumenitsa. It is a resort town known for its scenic beauty. Municipality

The present municipality Parga was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 2 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2] Fanari Parga History

Parga by Francesco Hayez (1791–1882). In antiquity the area was inhabited the Greek tribe of the Thesprotians. The village of Parga, once known as Hypargos (Greek: Ὕπαργος - Greek pronunciation: [ˈipaɾɣos]) stands from the early 13th century. It was originally built on top of the mountain "Pezovolo". In 1360 the Pargians in order to avoid the attacks of the Albanians transferred the village to its present location. During that period, with the help of the Normans who held the island of Corfu, the fortress of Parga was built. In 1401 a treaty was signed with the Venetians, and the rule of Ionian Islands passed to them. The Venetians respected the lifestyle of Pargians who provided in turn, invaluable assistance to the fleet of the Venetians. At the same time Pargians fought by the side of their compatriots to throw off Ottoman rule. As Parga was the only free Christian village of Epirus, it was a perfect refuge for persecuted fighters and their families. In 1797 the area, along with the Ionian Islands and Parga, fell into the hands of the French, and in 1800 proclaimed free city status with broad authority under the protection of the Sublime Porte. In 1815, with the fortunes of the French failing, the citizens of Parga revolted against French rule and sought the protection of the British.

In 1817, following a treaty between Britain and the Ottoman Empire, the British granted Parga to the Ottomans. This resulted in the Good Friday of 1819 where 4,000 Pargians having with them the ashes of the bones of their ancestors, their sacred images, flags and a handful of soil from their homeland, exiled themselves in the British protecturate of Corfu where they settled. The former citizens of Parga never ceased to dream of returning to a free country and to participate actively in the struggle for liberation. But they had to wait almost 100 years for this. Parga and the rest of Epirus was liberated from the Ottoman rule on 1913 following the victory of Greece in the Balkan Wars.

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Méry 3°人~°。 on January 17, 2013

Une excellente photo !

Merci pour votre visite !

 Salutations de Cannes (France) de la part de Méry 3°

la DALMATIE ou l UKRAINE

AIME ♥~♥~♥> 20

Andrei Matusov on February 9, 2013

Super!!!!

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zaro1965 on March 14, 2013

Delightful photo!

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Greetings from Bulgaria, Zaro

JarekH on April 7, 2013

nice place L

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  • Uploaded on December 29, 2012
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    by Apostolos J. Doulias
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A350
    • Taken on 2011/04/23 10:50:30
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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