Holidays In Paros
Paros Holidays at a glance
The lively capital of Paros, Parikia, is filled with narrow, winding streets which were originally intended to confuse any invaders, giving the locals time to escape! The town now boasts an atmospheric and intriguing mix of the old and new, with its white-washed buildings and an excellent selection of restaurants, bars and shops. The nightlife in Parikia is quite lively, so if you're looking for entertainment you won't have to venture far.
Key Facts - Paros
- Time Difference+2 GMT
- Flight Duration from UK3 - 4 hours (Approx)
- Nearest AirportSantorini (JTR) Hydrofoil or Ferry to Paros
Paros Holidays - Destination Profile
This little town is the commercial and cultural centre of Paros as well as the main harbour of the island. Its busy town centre is focused around its bustling waterfront, which includes a harbour, beach, bars and shops. The old town is nearby, which provides a more traditional feel. The pretty Cycladic alleys and quieter restaurants and churches are popular with those wanting a slight escape from the bustling harbour.
The town is full of beautiful whitewashed houses with coloured windows and doors, separated by narrow picturesque streets that form a labyrinth.
Parikia is nearby to many historical sites, such as the ruins of Asclepieio, the Temple of Aphrodite and the Temple of Zeus Ypatos among others.
Holidays in Paros - Things to see
- Archaeological Museum: Exhibits from the Prehistoric and Roman times.
- Ekatontapyliani Byzantine Museum: The Byzantine Museum, now open to the public and hosting many artifacts from Ekatontapyliani.
- Naoussa Folk collection : You will see traditional Cycladic costumes, objects of everyday use, traditional furniture and old photos of the island.
Things to do on a Holiday in Paros
Popular activities for those taking holidays in Paros include:-
- Wind surfing.
Eating/Drinking During Paros Holidays
Greece holidays are truly a paradise for food lovers; speciality dishes include keftedes (meatballs with oregano and mint), dolmades (rice and herbs wrapped in vine leaves) and souvlaki (grilled skewers of meat). Try a Greek meze (a selection of different Greek dishes to taste a little of everything). To compliment your meal, restaurants offer a number of delicious, inexpensive local wines varying from area to area. Or try a glass of ouzo, Greece's national drink.
Major resorts provide a wide variety of bars and restaurants with something to suit all tastes, from all-night discos and international restaurants to cosy little tavernas serving typical Greek fare. Nightlife in the smaller resorts tends to centre round the latter where the charm lies in their authenticity and more traditional feel.
Getting Around on Paros Holidays
Taxis: Taxis are metered and are in plentiful supply in the resorts.
Interurban Buses: There are various bus companies linking all major towns, with daily routes at specified intervals.
Urban Buses: These operate frequently during daytime and in certain tourist areas, summer timetables are extended until midnight.
Bicycles: Bikes are available for hire in most resorts.
Paros Holidays Shopping
While on Greece holidays you'll be able to find shops and shopping centres where you can purchase a huge range of items from clothing to jewellery and DVDs. If you're looking for mementoes of your trip, souvenir shops are plentiful where you can purchase a fantastic selection of local produce including wines, pottery, leather goods, hand-made jewellery, religious icons and embroidery.
The major cities and resorts offer a greater choice of shops and places to go to enjoy a full day's retail therapy; the comparatively low prices make Greece holidays perfect for shopaholics to indulge their pleasure without breaking the bank.
Holidays in Paros - Beaches
In Paros, you will find the most perfect beaches to enjoy swimming.
- Parasporos : This is a famous beach approximately 2.5 kms south of Paroikia
- Aghia Eirini : Approximately 4 kms from the centre of Paroikia
- Langeri : Located approximately 1.5 kms from Naoussa.
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