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patras

Paros Agnanti 2014
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We stayed at the Agnanti Hotel in May 2014 for 4 nights. In fact, we were the first guests and opened the season for this year and we loved everything. Located in a very quiet area, the hotel architecture preserves the pleasant Cycladic traditional style and it is surrounded by a yard full of colorful flowers in a beautiful contrast with the white walls.

Everything is so clean that it shines. The staff is helpful and very friendly and they have made every effort to make our stay as pleasant and relaxing as possible. Room 29 is elegant and cozy, tastefully furnished and decorated, with a large patio overlooking the sea and garden. A wonderful huge bougainvillea near the patio doors provides a sense of intimacy and isolation from the rest of the yard. The bathroom is the largest bathroom we ever had in any hotel, almost as large as the room itself.

Oh, the breakfast on the restaurant terrace is the most pleasant way to start the day at Agnanti! A wonderful panoramic view of Parikia and the port opens in front of the eyes and 2 chapels add a beautiful Greek touch. The food is excellent and Andrea, who was there every day, was extremely kind and always present even before needed. We had dinner once with our friends, the food and wine were absolutely great and the evening was delightful. You should not miss the squid with vegetables, feta and basmati and also the wines from the Moraitis winery.

The hotel is not on the beach but it has a private alley which leads there in about 5 minutes of walking. The area is so quiet that you are able to hear the waves from the room even when the sea is calm. The pool is amazing but so are the beaches of Krios and Marchello, two of the most beautiful in Paros.

Even if you do not necessarily need it, it is nice to rent a car and explore the beauty of the island. You need less than 10 minutes driving to reach the port of Parikia and about 30 minutes driving to the airport.

The hotel is also in a very safe area. I am a passionate photographer, woke up long before the sunrise and drove to the beautiful church of Agios Fokas at the end of the island which is close to the Agnanti Hotel, spent there a lot of time to take photos and nobody bothered me. The same thing happened when walking to the beach for photos before sunrise or after sunset.

We have been to Paros and Greece many times but the holiday spent at the Agnanti hotel was one of the most beautiful we ever had. I highly recommend the hotel. And as we were their first guests in 2014, I wish them the best of luck. They deserve it!


AliBoyle
AliBoyle wrote on May 28, 2014

Wow...Thanks for the insight Feli :) I will spread the word too


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A place to return
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If I had to describe Paros in few words, I would say it is a classical Cycladic island with nice people and fantastic beaches. It is my second visit in three years, the first time I didn't see that much except for beaches. It was wonderful, my wife and I strolled around the narrow alleys, we even visited some of the traditional villages, we loved the whole experience of discovering old settlements, beautiful whitewashed stone houses, flowered balconies and beautiful paved streets.

People in Paros are genuinely friendly, on our last day there our host offered a large basket full of local products as a gift. Some of the best beaches include Golden beach and Santa Maria, and if you want some privacy there are so many little coves that combine crystal waters and nice sand. It is nice if you have a scooter or a car for the long distances. You can never get bored in Paros, there are few museums to visit and at nights it seems that the whole island is on the streets! More crowded than in the day!



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Low age limit bothered us
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Paros is actually not for my personal tastes. I wouldn't say that I was disappointed neither impressed. It has a typical Cycladic beauty with its paved alleys and old churches, that I can say. Also I really liked the beaches with soft sand and crystalline waters. The thing that came as a disappointment was the teenage atmosphere. Most of the people in Paros were under the age of 18 and this became quite disturbing. To be honest we didn't stay in Parikia more than two days. Instead we rented a car and visited the villages that were at a close distance. Aliki, Marmara, Lefkes, were just amazing to walk them through. We really enjoyed the calm atmosphere and hospitality of the locals. I was impressed by the village of Marmara, all the houses were decorated with colorful flowers and well-cared gardens. Kostos is untouched by tourism and it is a nice choice for those who want calm vacation. Beaches were good, but rather crowded (at least the beaches we went to).



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Wonderful holidays
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I had heard a lot about Paros in the past. It is a typical Cycladic island with marvelous sandy beaches, quaint houses and great atmosphere. The first time I visited Paros was 6 years ago with my family. At that time I didn't get to see much because we were stuck at a wonderful hotel for 5 days spending most of our time there. Luckily I visited Paros last summer, I booked a cheap room, not worrying about the luxuries or anything else. I used the room only for sleep while the rest of the day was spent in long walks and swimming to some beautiful beaches. If you ever go, make sure you rent a car or motorbike.

I saw some amazing villages forgotten in time like Prodromos, some km away from Paroikia with white washed houses and a special traditional style. I went to some tiny chapels and spots I will never forget. If you want to enjoy a calm place go to Alyki. There is a nice folklore museum between Alyki and the airport. In New Golden beach I took some windsurfing lessons and in Piso Livadi had the best fried fish. Great holidays, surely will remember them for a long time!



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Made my heart jump
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Last summer, on a Sunday evening as I was going through a travel magazine, the picture of a beautiful Greek island caught my attention. It was Naoussa in Paros and the lovely picture of this hamlet immediately made my heart jump.

A month later, I had packed my luggage and flew directly from Paris to this small Greek paradise. With so many beaches, villages, and archaeological sites at my fingertips, I was confused as where to start from. My room was in Krotiri beach Parikia and offered me an amazing view of the picturesque bay. The ferry lights from the port at night were so lovely! The good thing with Parikia is that the bus goes almost everywhere.

Favourite beaches? Santa Maria, Krotiri and Piso Livadi. Piso Livadi in particular has amazing fish food, although fresh fish is very expensive in Greece as it is weighted by kilo.

Best clubs? In Naoussa. Lovely places along the small port. Kastro Naoussa was a nice quarter to stroll around and check out the gift shops.

About 5 days are probably good to see Paros. If you like watersports, you should know that the south eastern part is great for windsurfing, particularly Golden Beach.



rorylet

Fantastic beaches with sports
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I found Paros an interesting holiday destination, a combination of lovely beaches and historical sites, and a culture that is stubbornly Greek, despite the fact that tourism has made inroads into this little agricultural island. Paros in June is a wonderful way to spend a vacation. One of the most endearing things about Paros is that one has to pass dense olive groves and barley fields on hillsides to get to the places of interest.

I booked myself into a small hotel at Naoussa, a charming village touted as the Kodak country for its great photo ops. The place was a 10-minute walk from the center of town, and the helpful owner gave us directions to some of the best beaches on Paros. Heading west from Naoussa, I came across a fantastic beach, Kolimvithres. Here there are rocky outcrops of bizarre shapes sculpted by the sea and the wind, and between the outcrops there are small coves of shallow lucid waters.

Close by is the ruins of an ancient Mycenaean acropolis on a granite outcrop that rises to about 75 meters. The site is surrounded by thick walls that served to protect the settlement. I also visited the huge sandy beach of Santa Maria, a great place for water sports. If you like windsurfing, you should also know that Paros has one of the best windsurfing beaches in Greece, Golden beach, which gets filled with windsurfers, mostly in the afternoon. Many places to rent equipment there.



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Amazing break from routine
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From the hectic work schedule back home to a leisurely vacation in the small laidback island of Paros, a peaceful island of outstanding natural beauty- I could not have asked for a better vacation.

Paros with its dramatic landscape and fertile valleys is the quintessential Greek island. For a beach bum like me, Paros has so much to offer: miles of golden sandy beaches dotted with rugged cliffs and unique rock formations.

Swimming in the crystal clear aquamarine waters was an entirely new experience even for a seasoned swimmer like me, and I also decided to try my hand at windsurfing on Pounta beach, near Golden beach in Paros. Most of the beaches in Paros are lined with cafes and taverns that offer some of the tastiest food. Of gorgeous beach are Logaras, Kolimbithres, Krios and Ampelas.

A week was enough for me to recharge my batteries and enjoy this amazing Greek island. The longevity of the Greeks is attributed to the healthy diet of fresh vegetables, seafood and locally produced meat cooked in olive oil. I wouldn't know about how many years I have added to my lifespan, but I sure have gained a few extra kilos with all the good food I tucked into.



zoekour

Sun sea and sleep
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My ten days in Paros ended up the most relaxing holidays for the last years. Sun, sea and sleep were the three "s" I needed for this summer. We booked in a family hotel in Aliki, southern Paros. This is the closest village to the airport and it could get busy in the day, but the planes passing over your head could not spoil the peace of the place. In late May, it was pretty much ourselves, the hotel owner and another couple in the hotel. The tourist season would start in about a month, so things were very quiet in this secluded beach of Paros. Also prices were a burgain! We paid 40 euros for a double studio, when the same room would cost 80 euros in July and 100 in August!!! Plus in low season you get more relaxing holidays and better service. Waiters are not running up and down, beaches are less crowded and cleaner. With a rental car we toured the island for two days and spent the rest in Aliki. Parikia and Naoussa were the most quaint villages but we also liked the small villages in the inland. Stop in the squares and have Greek coffee in the traditional coffee houses with the tables outside.



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Back to my hippie youth
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I had visited Paros again 35 years ago so this time I said why not remember my youth? Things were much easier now than in the past and tourism has grown a lot in this beautiful island. Then I was a mindless hippie and would sleep on the beach or on the side of the streets sometimes(!!), but as you grow old you need more comforts. So we picked with my wife a small hotel in Naoussa, five minutes walking from Colimbithres and relaxed for about a week.

There is not many things to do in Paros, except swimming, walking and eating. The scenery is beautiful and you can seat and watch the sea for hours. The weather was chilly in May and you don't get sweat from the moment you wake up till the moment you go to sleep. Great for hiking, too. Also beaches have less swimmers and more space to move in the sea.

Both Parikia and Naoussa are fabulous, but I liked most the small villages in the inland. We rented a car for two days and went around the island to discover the hidden treasures!! Indeed, Lefkes, Marpissa, Aliki were far more pleasant to me than the crowded resorts. If you are young, you will love Paros with the beach bars and the loud nightlife. If you are older, you will still love Paros but for different reasons...



bethth

An island to relax
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A week in Paros was enough to relax. This was our second time on the island last summer. It didn't change a lot since five years ago, only tourism developed even more. More beaches became organized, filled with umbrellas and sunbeds, and more bars opened in Naoussa and Pounta. I am not mentioning this as a good or bad point, just as a change. However, you must pay attention with this, because not all people come to Greece for the organized beaches. We come to Greece over and over again because we found peace there. Paros is one of our favourite islands not because of Pounta and Parikia, but for Naoussa, Lefkes, Piso Livadi, Alyki and all these lovely places that are neither isolate nor crowded.

Paros in May and June is a delight. Tourists are few, prices are better and people are more calm. For quality nightlife, head off to Naoussa with the beautiful seaside bars and the tables right in front of the water. Sometimes, if the wind was too strong, the wave reached our feet. Such a nice feeling. For beaches, my favourite was Kolimbithres for the beautiful landscape, Krios and Logaras for the sandy, calm coasts. If you have extra days, take the ferry from Pounta and go to Antiparos to swim in even cleaner water.



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