Paros Architecture

Paros is popular worldwide for its Cycladic architecture as it is characterized by the traditional whitewashed houses with the blue windows and flowered yards. The traditional villages of Naoussa, Lefkes, Marpissa, and Parikia are characteristic examples of Aegean settlements that attract many visitors for their amazing construction and quiet locations. There, the beautiful work of the local craftsmen is still featured in many houses, fountains, and monasteries who managed to be restored. The villages are divided into small quarters with narrow alleys, usually built close to a castle. The houses are stucked the one to another and have strong walls to protect themselves from pirates' invasions.

In many villages, the architecture of Paros is quite exceptional and original. Many architectural marvels were built using Parian marble. Apart from the elegant mansions and the whitewashed houses, there is another type of house that exists in the countryside of Paros island, the farmhouses, that consist mainly of storage areas for the daily agricultural products.

Apart from the typical architecture, the island offers a mixture of Byzantine, Archaic and Frankish Castle that stand in the highest point of Paros and should not be missed. A long walk in the narrow labyrinth paths and archways will lead you to the countless small churches and white traditional windmills, the trademark of Paros. Paros' character, aesthetics and charm make the perfect destination, full of interesting places to visit, natural shapes and colors.

Visitors can enjoy their stay in many of the traditional hotels that have respected the traditional Cycladic architecture.