Holiday in Paros
As the days get brighter and the summer approaches, it is always pleasant to think about seaside vacation in warm, shimmering bays with the soothing sound of waves enhancing the scenery. One of the most idyllic places for seaside fun and entertaining exploration is surely the island of Paros, nested at the heart of the Aegean Sea. The picturesque, whitewashed villages, the exquisite cuisine, the Parian golden shores and the bustling party scene are only part of the places and activities one can indulge into while visiting Paros. Thousands of travellers have been visiting this vivid Cycladic island in the past decades and have helped its tourist facilities and sea sports scene flourish, thus expanding its multifaceted character.
Getting well-acquainted with Paros and its features is essential when considering spending your vacation there. As your convenience and time are important to us, a brief and precise travel guide of the mesmerizing Cycladic island has been composed to facilitate planning the Paros 2021 itinerary.
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How to organize your holiday in Paros? Find all your answers below:
• Step 1: Arriving at Paros; selecting the best route
• Step 2: Accommodation in Paros; booking the perfect stay
• Step 3: Car Rental in Paros; enjoy the island at your own pace
• Step 4: Uncover the Beauty of Paros; Natural, Historic and Folklore Aspects
• Step 5: Available Tours & Activities in Paros; add a fun twist to your vacation
• Step 6: Dining in Paros; savor local delicacies & international cuisine
Starting the planning with the standard travelling procedures is the easiest way to go. Paros is one of the most popular Greek destinations and this is greatly facilitated by its National Airport and the busy ferry port of Parikia town.
• By plane: For travellers who prefer a fast and rather tranquil route, a flight to the capital of Athens and a transit flight to Paros is highly recommended. The airport is located about 10km from the Parian capital of Parikia. Also, a direct flight to the island of Mykonos or Santorini is recommended, as Paros is only a short ferry ride away.
• By ferry: Alternatively, for travellers who want to experience more during their journey to wonderful Paros, a ferry route from the Athenian ports (Piraeus, Rafina or Lavrio depending on the selected travel date) is the top option. The port of Parikia is frequented daily with ferries from Athens and the Aegean islands, bustling with travellers throughout the visiting season. Most of the ferry vessels offer passenger cabins and vehicle garage space for an additional fee, with the superfast vessels being the main exception. The majority of ferry companies allow for e-tickets as well, facilitating the boarding process.
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Paros is a flourishing Cycladic island with an excellent variety of accommodation options; from lavish seaside resorts and upscale villas to pristine budget-friendly hotels and aesthetically designed lodgings. Depending on the tier and the vacation style that resonates with you, Paros offers flexibility and comfort. The main towns of Parikia and Naoussa accommodate most of the travellers as they are robust with establishments like bars, clubs and restaurants. They also enjoy frequent and convenient local bus transportation to the rest of the island. Central, cost-effective hotels are very popular with young people, while the town outskirts host posh villas and upscale hotels that are ideal for honeymooners and couples. Moreover, for families, groups of friends or couples who value privacy and tranquility, the top-tier and pristine lodgings found in smaller villages and seaside settlements are spot-on.
With more than 70 highly recommended hotels and villas, we invite you to take a detailed look at the best accommodation in Paros and choose the one befitting your ideal vacation.
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The most convenient way of exploring the splendid island of Paros is by renting a vehicle at an advantageous price. The best options for Paros are cars and motorcycles if you prefer a comfortable drive on the island roads. For travellers who prefer going off-road or want to park their vehicle near the sandy shores stress-free, a quad bike is also recommended. Paros is not as steep as other Cycladic islands and the ring road covers the majority of settlements and points of interest easily. Another great tip to consider, is that you can take your vehicle with you when you island hop to other Cycladic islands for a faster and comfortable trip around them.
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Paros is a Cycladic island with pristine sandy shores that expand along the coastline and the azure Aegean softly caressing them. The plethora of excellent beaches in Paros allows for an ongoing adventure while visiting them for some proper unwinding at the aesthetic beach bars and the rejuvenating waters. Discover the famous Punda, Chryssi Akti, Piso Livadi, the rocky Kolymbithres and the unparalleled Santa Maria. To avoid the tourist crowds, the hidden gems of Monastiri bay, Parasporos, Aliki and Drios among others, are ideal for a serene day by the sea.
Furthermore, it is highly recommended to explore the vivid main towns of Naoussa and Parikia for their party scene, high-end restaurants, stylish cocktail bars and hidden traditional taverns. For a more authentic approach on Paros, we invite you to get acquainted with the traditional villages of the island like Lefkes and Drios and interact with the locals. Sprinkle some sightseeing of the Parian history in your itinerary for an enhanced stay.
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When visiting Paros, it is highly recommended to indulge in the adrenaline-fueled sea sports of windsurfing and kitesurfing. The seasonal meltemi wind creates the perfect weather conditions for steady wind supply for these activities in the bays of Punda and New Golden Beach among others. There are various other physical activities available around Paros, like hiking, biking tours, scuba diving and snorkeling sessions to name a few.
Furthermore, Paros offers a plethora of well-structured day boat trips to nearby Cycladic islands at moderate pricing; this type of exploration is highly recommended for vacations longer than 4 days, as visitors can successfully get acquainted with the wonders of Paros before embarking in an exploration of additional islands.
Take a more detailed look at all available Paros tours and activities and book the best ones for an unforgettable Greek summertime.
Paros is an island that accommodates all palates. It boasts excellent Greek restaurants and taverns, with Parian appetizers and traditional recipes along the fresh and juicy seafood. Only the finest produce is used for the dishes served in its upscale restaurants and cozy family taverns, harvested from the island or imported from nearby areas in Greece. It is highly recommended to spend a day or two exploring the culinary uniqueness of Paros, as it also features a variety of pristine international restaurants, with Thai, Chinese and Italian cuisines among others. Take a more detailed look at the best restaurants in Paros and immerse yourselves in a flavor trip like no other.
Book your tickets, prepare your camera and favorite summer outfits and get ready for the upcoming summer holidays in Paros!