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Paros Guide

Welcome to the enchanting island of Paros, Greece! Known for its stunning landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and rich history, Paros is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration. Let us guide you through the best places to visit on our beautiful island.


Beaches:

  1. Kolymbithres Beach:
    • Renowned for its unique granite rock formations, Kolymbithres is a picturesque beach with crystal-clear shallow waters.
    • Explore the natural sculptures, relax on the smooth rocks, and enjoy the stunning scenery of the beach that is 5 minutes away from our hotel.
  2. Golden Beach (Chrissi Akti):
    • Famous for its golden sands and ideal wind conditions, Golden Beach is a paradise for windsurfers and water sports enthusiasts.
    • Relax on the sunbeds, enjoy the vibrant beach bars, and take in the breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea.
  3. Santa Maria Beach:
    • Divided into two main sections, Santa Maria offers a family-friendly atmosphere on one side and a more lively beach club experience on the other.
    • Crystal-clear waters and a variety of water activities make it a perfect spot for a day of sun and sea.

Historical Sites:

If you like history you can visit these places to get to know our island's story:

  1. Paros Archaeological Museum:
    • Delve into the island's rich history at the Archaeological Museum in Parikia, showcasing artifacts from the Neolithic to the Byzantine era.
    • Don't miss the famous Cycladic figurines and the marble statue of Gorgon.
  2. Panagia Ekatontapiliani (Church of 100 Doors):
    • Visit this Byzantine-era church, one of the oldest and most important Christian monuments in Greece, based in Paroikia.
    • Legend has it that the church originally had 100 doors, but only 99 are visible. Explore the mysteries within...

Villages:

  1. Naoussa:
    • Wander through the narrow streets of this charming fishing village, known for its vibrant nightlife and picturesque harbor that is 5 minutes away from our hotel.
    • Explore the Venetian fortress and enjoy a sunset dinner overlooking the sea.
    • Arguably the best place to live in during your stay in Paros.
  2. Lefkes:
    • Discover the beauty of Lefkes, a traditional mountain village with white-washed houses and narrow cobblestone streets.
    • Visit the Byzantine-era Church of Agia Triada and enjoy panoramic views of the island.
  3. Paroikia:
    • The capital and main port of Paros, Paroikia, offers a blend of ancient and modern charm.
    • Explore the historic Old Town with its narrow alleys, traditional Cycladic architecture, and the iconic Panagia Ekatontapiliani.
  4. Antiparos:
    • Take a short ferry ride to the neighboring island of Antiparos, known for its laid-back atmosphere and pristine beaches.
    • Explore the charming main town, stroll through its narrow streets, and visit the iconic Cave of Antiparos.

Outdoor Activities:

  1. Hiking to Byzantine Trail:
    • Lace up your hiking boots and explore the Byzantine Trail connecting Lefkes and Prodromos.
    • Immerse yourself in the island's nature, passing through olive groves, vineyards, and traditional settlements.
  2. Windsurfing and Kitesurfing:
    • Take advantage of the island's windy conditions and try windsurfing or kitesurfing at Golden Beach or Pounda Beach.
    • Several schools offer lessons for beginners and it's certain to make for a great memory (and photos too!).
  3. Snorkeling and Scuba Diving:
    • Dive into the crystal-clear waters surrounding Paros and discover the vibrant underwater world.
    • Explore sea caves, underwater rock formations, and swim alongside colorful marine life. Various diving centers on the island cater to all skill levels.

Paros is a destination that seamlessly combines relaxation with exploration. Whether you're a beach lover, history enthusiast, or foodie, this island has something to offer for every type of traveler. Enjoy your time on this Greek gem before it gets too popular!