Best Hotels & Accommodation in Paros
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Below, you can find our selection of all the best hotels and accommodation in Paros, covering all varying budgets and needs.
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Paros is located in the fantastic complex of Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, only a few nautical miles west from Naxos. The island due to its shimmering beaches and picturesque whitewashed villages, has always been an appealing destination to Greeks and foreigners alike, leading in the past two decades to its tremendous tourist growth. Paros is now considered the third most popular Cycladic destination, right after Santorini and Mykonos. Finding a place to stay is quite easy since there are a plethora of accommodation options like hotels, resorts, villas, apartments, rooms, studios and B&Bs on the island.
Hotels in Paros can be found all around the island. The most convenient lodging locations are Parikia (the capital and main port of Paros) and Naoussa, which is the second biggest village, flourishing with tourist facilities and elegant hotels. Charming shops, traditional taverns, convenient bus and boat transportation to the nearby bays are only some of the advantages that come with staying in either of the main towns. If you prefer a quieter and more secluded environment, it is recommended to select your accommodation at walking distance from the town centers of Parikia and Naoussa or by the beach. Beautifully designed hotels can be also found in villages and settlements by the sea; most hotels are situated on the beach or within a very short walking distance. Livadia, Drios, Alyki, Pounda, Golden Beach, New Golden Beach, Logaras and Piso Livadi among others are some of the beach locations with plenty of lodgings.
When it comes to design, quite the variety can be found around the island; from cozy, budget-friendly units to more traditionally oriented decor creating a warm atmosphere. For a more lavish approach, high-end designed hotels, posh villas and suites can be found, offering a pampering experience. Paros is truly a destination that accommodates all types of tourists. It has been established as youth’s favorite island, especially popular for the after college/high-school graduation and summer break getaway. This resulted in some of the cost-effective, simpler but always clean accommodation aimed towards budget travellers. On the other hand, Paros managed to also nurture and grow the luxury-oriented holiday style, with lavish hotels and top-notch restaurants. Celebrities, politicians and journalists from all around Europe visit the island every summer in order to savor its beauty and unwind. Families with children or young couples also arrive and spend some time on this lovely island. Note that regardless of the type of your lodging, most of the accommodations operating on the island bear the sign of the Greek National Tourism Organization, translating into full compliance with all the official guidelines of Accommodation in Greece.
✔ Disclaimer: Why book your hotel in Paros with Greeka?
Always pay attention to whose advice you buy. Greeka team visits Paros every Summer for the past 20 years and all information provided here is double-checked and approved by us. All the selected Accommodations that appear in our section ar a result of real in situ research on the island. On some occasions, we feel comfortable recommending it too!
Where to stay? Find the best location
Tourist infrastructure has been developed in the biggest part of the island. The two main towns Parikia and Naoussa attract the largest number of travellers annually, and smaller villages and beaches also manage to play a significant part of the accommodation pie. Despite Paros being a relatively small island, each one of its villages has developed their unique character and style. Location and hotel facilities attract different types of visitors, giving a unique aura to every place. On a quick note, Parikia offers more budget options and has preserved its local identity. If you are seeking a lavish stay, you will definitely find it in Naoussa. If having one of the shimmering beaches right outside your doorstep or no less than a short walking distance, then it is highly recommended to book a hotel in Drios, Aliki or Golden Beach. If you are visiting Paros and want to practise your windsurfing skills, New Golden Beach is the place to book your hotel. Pounda is the place you would want to stay if proximity to the kitesurfing hotspot of the island is a priority. Lastly, for those wanting to be close to the center of activities and the seashore, Livadia is a very good option.
Parikia is the capital town of Paros and its main port. The town of Parikia is the center of life and activities on the island with a great variety of shops and restaurants. Bus, boat and taxi stations connect the capital with the beaches and villages of the island, while timetables offer frequent routes. Attractions such as the traditional windmill at the port, the emblematic Monastery of Panagia Ekatodapiliani, numerous chapels and the Venetian Castle are located here. The town is built amphitheatrical, featuring the world-famous whitewashed cubic houses that create a welcoming traditional environment. As the island’s main town, Parikia is lively throughout the year, with locals welcoming the summertime travellers. Accommodation types there vary but the majority consists of central and portside budget-friendly hotels. Young travellers and backpackers prefer to stay here since apart from the cost-effective studios and rooms to let, renting a car is not necessary. Additionally, most shops, bars, bus stations and activities are within a short walking distance. Towards the town’s outskirts the lodging tier is upscale, while walking distances from the bus station and restaurants also get gradually longer.
Our recommended Hotels in Parikia:
White blossom, Paros Palace (4 stars), Nautilus apartments, Bethlehem: Historic townhouse
Naoussa is the second largest town of Paros and the most popular accommodation area on the island. It is a fishing settlement with a picturesque harbor and traditional architecture. The colourful fishing boats, the small blue-domed chapel on the harbor and the gathered wooden chairs from the nearby cafes and taverns, create a picture-perfect scenery. It is known that Naoussa experiences significant ongoing touristic growth and thus local daily life in this town is limited since priority is given to lodging facilities. There are a plethora of luxury hotels, suites and villas built according to the Cycladic principles, forming a cosmopolitan ambience. During high season Naoussa buzzes with tourists. Lodgings are lavish, high-priced, with exquisite design and amenities compared to other villages of Paros.
The Livadia quarter (not to be confused with Livadia beach near Parikia) is located close to Naoussa and is considered an outskirt. It has fantastic luxury hotels flaunting amazing sea vistas and is located near the intriguing Kolymbithres bay, and Paros Recreational Park. Naoussa is well connected by bus with Parikia and other villages while some of the best restaurants are located here. Renting a car is considered optional.
Our recommended Hotels in Naoussa:
Parilio Luxury Hotel (Luxury) Hotel Papadakis (2 stars), Saint Andrea Resort (4 stars), Anemomylos Residence (4 keys), Paros Angels Villas
Drios is a coastal settlement located at the southwestern part of Paros, 21km away from Parikia. It consists of small, pebbled creeks with calm waters ideal for a morning swim. Moreover, when you want quick access to extraordinary beaches, Golden Beach and Lolantonis beach are only a short distance away. Unlike the rather barren nature of Paros, Drios has relatively lush vegetation and many tamarisk trees expanding from the mainland until the sea. The beachfront is very quaint with lovely tavernas serving fresh fish and family run hotels offering warm hospitality. Overall, Drios offers a serene atmosphere and a mild tourist growth with moderate pricing. It is an excellent option for travelers with kids who want to escape the crowds and bustling of Parikia and Naoussa while staying close to golden bays.
Our recommended Hotels in Drios:
Spiti Marie, Spiti Georgia, Villa Vanta, Glyfa Village (3 keys), Tarsa studios
Livadia beach is the sandy beach with shallow and clean waters located close to Parikia, the capital of the island. While it avoids the great touristy attention of other Parian bays, Livadia is clean, pleasant and ideal for kids. It is an ideal option when looking for optimal distance from the crowds of Parikia with tranquil accommodation by a beach.
Our recommended Hotels in Livadia:
Parian village (3 stars), Olympian Apartments (2 keys)
Located in the west part of the island with views of Naxos, Golden beach (Chryssi Akti) is one of the most famous beaches of Paros. This 700m long bay is known for its shimmering, silk-soft sand and turquoise waters. It is considered as one of Paros’ highlights and it is strongly recommended not to leave the island without spending a day there. There are various restaurants, beach bars and accommodation options nearby for travellers who dream of a holiday with a wonderful beach on their doorstep . Furthermore, the area is popular among families with children due to the shallow and clear waters. New Golden Beach (Nea Chrisi Akti), stretches along the northern part of Chrissi Akti and is the island's best windsurfing spot. During the meltemi season (July-August) the ideal wind conditions transform it into the ultimate Aegean playground for the international windsurfing community. The annual Professional Windsurfing World Cup takes place during August there and the seashore bustles with sea sports enthusiasts.
Our recommended hotels in Golden beach & New Golden beach:
Golden Sand Paros, Flora & Agelos Studios (3 keys)
Alyki is a seaside settlement located at the southernmost point of Paros, 13km from Parikia and very close to the airport. It has a small harbor with tavernas serving fresh fish and local delicacies. There are many hotel units in the region that are more popular to families with kids, providing a relaxing environment. Aliki offers many swimming options such as Piso Aliki which is a lovely and clean pebbled beach, as well as the beach of Faragas which consists of 4 small coves.
Our recommended Hotels in Aliki:
Parosland hotel (4 stars), Ostria studios and apartment (3 keys)
7. Stay in Pounda beach
Pounda (not to be confused with Pounda beach, with the amazing waters and the famous beach bar) lies 8.5km away from Parikia and is a small harbor from where daily ferry boats connecting Paros with Antiparos islet operate. Although it might be less picturesque than other places in Paros, it attracts many travelers. Pounda is Paros’ famous kitesurfing spot so travelers who want to practise their favorite sport prefer to stay close. Kite surfing schools and shops are found in the region. Furthermore, transportation to Parikia and other places including the lovely island of Antiparos is very convenient. Pounda is a very nice starting point for excursions.
Our recommended Hotels in Pounda:
Seesoo (4 stars), Holiday Sun (4 stars)
Frequently asked questions (FAQ):
- When should I book my hotel?
The sooner the better. If you are travelling in July-mid September better complete your reservation by May the latest.
- Where can I book my hotel?
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- Is there another way to make a hotel reservation?
You can contact the hotel by phone or mail. In some cases, you might find some cheaper rates but it is not recommended.
- What types of accommodation are found in Paros?
You can basically find all types of accommodation in Paros. More specifically there are typical hotels, Luxury Resorts, Boutique Hotels, Villas and Suites, Rooms to let, BnBs and Campings.
- Is accommodation in Paros expensive?
It depends on the type of accommodation you are looking for. The majority of hotels found on the island are considered affordable luxury hotels and price range 100€-200 € /night during high season. Of course there are many budget options.
- Where are the most luxury hotels and villas located?
Luxury hotels are mostly found in Naoussa and the wider region.
- How much does accommodation in Paros cost?
Depends on many factors. An average estimation without including Luxury Resorts and Villas, for 2 persons would be around 70-130 euros/per night in high season.
- Where is the best place to stay if you are travelling on a budget?
You can find cheap accommodation options (50-100euros/per night) mostly in Parikia.
- Where is the best place to stay for a family with children?
Paros is a family friendly destination. Many families prefer Naoussa, Drios and Aliki for their accommodation.
- Where to stay if you are travelling for windsurfing/kitesurfing?
Pounda is the place to book your hotel if you are travelling for kitesurfing and New Golden Beach is the place to stay for windsurfers.