Paros is a delightful island with a truly superb coastline, filled with narrow, winding streets.

Description

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 whitewashed 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.

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 Asclepieia, the Temple of Aphrodite and the Temple of Zeus Hypatos among others.

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 Parikia
  • Agia Irini: Approximately 4 kms from the centre of Parikia
  • Lagkeri : Located approximately 1.5 kms from Naoussa.

Highlights

  • Historical
  • Busy harbour
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • White wash houses

Things To Do

Popular activities for those taking holidays in Paros include:-

  • Windsurfing

Things To See

  • Archaeological Museum: Exhibits from the Prehistoric and Roman times.
  • Ekatontapiliani Byzantine Museum: The Byzantine Museum, now open to the public and hosting many artifacts from Ekatontapiliani.
  • Naoussa Folk collection : You will see traditional Cycladic costumes, objects of everyday use, traditional furniture and old photos of the island.

Our favourites in Paros

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