Travel Guide to Paros

Best things to do and see in Paros

Paros: Why go

Cyclades Island Paros is formed of a single mountain and is historically known for its white marble. Complete with whitewashed villages, emerald sea, expansive beaches and a buzzing nightlife, this island has plenty to offer every traveller.

It’s the perfect beach holiday destination, with a choice of water-sports, charming fishing bays and secret beaches. Kolymbithres is popular due to its unique sci-fi geology; Santa Maria is a favourite for scuba diving and water-skiing, while Nea Chryssi Akti has held the Windsurfing World Championship for years. Logaras Beach is ideal for families with its shallow waters and laid-back atmosphere.

Paros is home to many traditional villages, each with its own unique character. Enjoy the slow life of pretty Naoussa as you wind down narrow paved streets and take in its colourful port. Taste the fantastic cuisine of small fishing harbour Piso Livadi and try your hand at windsurfing. Peaceful Lefkes, in the centre of the island, has breathtaking views and ancient architecture, featuring both, Venetian and Byzantine influences. Parikia boasts the widely renowned Byzantine church of Panagia Ekatonapiliani (Our Lady of the Hundred Gates) and a great array of shops, restaurants and bars. It’s also the island’s main port and has numerous daily connections to the surrounding Cylcades Islands.

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