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The island of Paros is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Cyclades, Greece. Picturesque narrow streets, beaches with crystal-clear waters, local specialties, luxurious resorts and endless night life make your dreams of a perfect summer in Greece come true. Your holidays will surely be unforgettable in this Cycladic island that has absolutely everything to offer.

Your Paros travel guide

Paros is a spectacular island with two trademarks; the Holy Mother Ekatontapiliani, an amazing church with 100 entrances, and the famous windmill, located in Parikia. In Paros, everybody can find his own island paradise.

Families seeking peaceful holidays, young people wanting to enjoy the vigorous night life, gastronomy lovers, culture seekers and pilgrim tourists find in Paros the perfect place to spend memorable vacations.

Enjoy an early morning walk in the picturesque port, and do not miss to visit “Petaloudes” (Butterflies), a park with small rivers and ponds, bushes, trees and flowers, where, every spring and summer, thousands of butterflies with colorful wings nest.

The Kalpaki Cave is also worth a visit, since it demonstrates impressive stalactites and stalagmites.

Access

The island is connected by conventional and high speed boats with the port of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio and by air with Athens and Thessaloniki.

Villages

The capital Parikia, the fishing port of Naoussa, the Instagrammic Marpissa, Lefkes, ths island’s medieval capital, and last but not least the charming Alyki are only some of the white-washed villages of Paros.

Byzantine Myseum

Visit the small Byzantine Museum, housed in the Ekatontapiliani complex, in Parikia.

Parian marble

Paros island is famous for its marble, which was considered to be among the best in the ancient times. Do not forget to buy a souvenir!

Antiparos

A white-washed island paradise attracting thousands of visitors every year, Antiparos is easily accessed by a 7-minute ferry ride from Paros. After your visit to the Cave of Antiparos, one of the most significant caves all over the world, swim in the heavenly beaches of the island.

A surfer's paradise!

Paros is a surfers’ paradise! Due to the strong summer winds, especially during July and August, Paros, as well as the rest of the Cycladic islands, is an ideal destination. In Santa Marina and Chryssi Akti visitors can find lots of surfing centers, where they can get training and rent equipment. Write down in your agenda the annual Windsurfing Championship, which takes place in the beach of Chryssi Akti (Golden Coast)!

Local specialties

Paros cherishes an excellent local cuisine. There are a lot of restaurants and taverns where you can taste local specialties and products. The main occupation of the inhabitants is agriculture, stock raising and fishing. Thus, you should ask for local wine, cheese, fresh fish, seafood and of course the traditional pasteli.

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