Paros tips, impressions

General information about Paros

Paros is a popular island in Greece. It has a Cycladic architecture and many nice beaches. Parikia and Naoussa are the busiest places, Parikia due to its port and Naoussa due to its charm and vivid nightlife. The top beaches in Paros are found on the southeastern side and include Golden Beach, New Golden Beach (the two most famous windsurfing beaches) and Pounda (the party beach of Paros). Nice beaches are also Kolimbithres and Santa Maria close to Naoussa.

Our impressions

The island is very picturesque, dotted with hills, typical Cycladic churches, and nice bays. It is largely unspoiled, although the luxurious hotels near some beaches give an inconvenient view. The smaller villages in the inland seem stuck in a past life and are fascinating to explore. Lefkes is the most picturesque village in the center of Paros.

Paros also has a vivid nightlife, which is why many youth populations come for holidays. In fact, Paros, Mykonos, and Ios are the top nightlife spots in the Cyclades. If you go to Paros for a few days, you are advised to rent a car at least for a day to explore the island. Public transportation is good but it goes only to the most popular spots.

Practical advice and tips

Arriving at the port

The main port of Paros is Parikia. Outside the port, there is the bus station and a taxi rank.

Arriving at the airport

The airport of Paros is located 8 km away from Parikia, close to Alyki. It receives many internal and charter flights. Outside the airport, there is a taxi rank.

Road network

Most roads in Paros are good and asphalt. They have one line per direction, so extra attention is required. Pay special attention to scooters and motorbikes, because accidents are easy to happen.