Everyday items like bread, sugar, flour, cleansing agents etc. are available in the village or in the neighbouring village of Glifada (about 2 kilometres away). During peak season you will also find peddlars in the village, who sell fresh fruits and vegetables. You hear them offering their goods from far away.

Bigger purchases can be made in Nafpaktos (ancient Lepanto), about 18 kilometres from Paralia Sergoulas. Here, you find everything you need – and before you start your journey home, you can also drink a coffee or ouzo. For this you visit a Kafenion at the harbour, shaded by mighty sycamore trees or at the sea front or you climb up to the castle and watch your greek contemporaries while you consider exposing yourself to the newspapers from home (or rather not).

Village centre

Paralia Sergoulas has a lot of wind, especially in spring and autumn. This makes the climate bearable even in the height of summer and makes the village popular with surfers and yachtsmen. Because of the many visitors in the numerous taverns, the village centre is very busy in the height of summer, especially in August, when the village is filled with greeks from all over the world who want to spend their vacation in their home village.

In our houses, at a walking distance of about 5 minutes from the centre, you won't notice any of this. Here, about 200 metres from the ocean and mostly wind-protected, crickets and cicadas provide a stable acoustical background for all your activities.



The bay of Paralia Sergoulas

In the beautiful rolling bay of Paralia Sergoulas, several beaches along the promenade or at the end of the village invite you to bath, snorkel or surf. Because of the beautiful pebble beach, the water in the gulf is crystal clear, clean and refreshing. Bathing shoes are recommended, however.