TRAVEL GUIDE TO PAROS
Paros sits in the heart of the Aegean sea and belongs to the Cyclades. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece, mainly known for its traditional Cycladic architecture and enchanting sandy beaches with transparent waters.
Find out everything about your holidays in Paros Greece in our travel guide! Discover the best things to do, beautiful sights, fantastic beaches, top hotels and restaurants, as well as a wide selection of breathtaking photos!
The island is easily reachable via plane from the International Airport of Athens and by ferry from the ports of Athens (Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrion). Being close to the most renowned Cyclades islands, such as Mykonos, Santorini and Naxos, Paros is the perfect starting point for island hopping!
The island can satisfy anyone! Are you ready to discover it?
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Paros is an island at the center of the Cyclades island group. Combining modern with traditional elements in the most unique way, it is a mix of traditional Cycladic architecture, vivid nightlife, magical beaches, enchanting rural villages and historical monuments.
Whether you’re after a relaxing holiday or you are more of a thrill-seeker, Paros island will give you exactly what you want!
Boasting a beautiful natural landscape and 120 km of coastline, Paros is one of the most beautiful Greek islands. It has endless golden-sand beaches, verdant mountains and cliff-top villages.
Being a short ferry ride away from Athens, it is easily accessible from Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrion ports. What’s more, its proximity to popular Cyclades islands, such as Mykonos, Santorini and Naxos makes it the perfect island-hopping base!
The two main villages of Paros and the places where the heart of the island’s nightlife beats are Parikia and Naoussa.
Full of traditional taverns, luxurious restaurants and sophisticated bars, Parikia and Naoussa overflow with young crowds every night during summer.
If busy places and loud music aren’t your cups of tea, though, you can wander in the tranquil traditional villages of Lefkes and Marpissa.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the different faces of Paros!
In truth, this island is famous for one thing in particular: its beaches! Beautiful, sandy, with crystal clear waters and many facilities, the beaches of Paros are stunning! Santa Maria, Golden Beach and Kolymbithres are some of the most famous ones. However, there are also many secluded beaches, for those who seek privacy!
Are you a water sports enthusiast? Then Paros is going to be your dream destination! Its ideal wind conditions, thanks to the “Meltemia” winds, rank it as a top destination for water sports, such as windsurfing and kitesurfing.
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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS
When searching for a place to stay in Paros, the wide variety of facilities to choose from will not disappoint you!
The island is one of the most popular summer destinations in Greece and the tourist infrastructure is certainly well-developed. The majority of accommodation facilities are either central or seafront, while some are also located in small villages or at remote places in the countryside. Some of the most popular areas to look for accommodation include Parikia, Naoussa & Golden Beach. In order to blend harmoniously into the surroundings, accommodation facilities have been built according to the standards of Cycladic architecture to help preserve the local tradition.
Luxury hotels, budget apartments, family-run studios and villas with private pools are among the options, accommodating the needs of all kinds of visitors. Discover all the accommodation options in Paros and find the best place to spend your vacation!
HOW TO GET THERE & MOVE AROUND?
The most popular way to reach Paros is by ferry from Athens (Piraeus port) but the island can also be reached by taking a flight.
You can also include Paros in an island-hopping itinerary as many other beautiful Greek islands are located nearby: Naxos, Mykonos, Santorini, Milos and more.
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