Paros Sightseeing

Paros sightseeing
Sightseeing: 30 things to see in Paros island

Paros Cyclades is among the most popular islands in Greece, attracting thousands of visitors every summer. The island is famous for its beautiful beaches, the traditional architecture, and the fun nightlife. The most important sightseeing in Paros is the Byzantine Monastery of Ekatontapyliani, meaning the church with the hundred doors. Many other monasteries are found around the island, such as the Monastery of Logovarda. However, Paros is mostly famous for its stunning beaches and the Cycladic villages. Naoussa, Lefkes, and Parikia are the most picturesque villages in Paros, while the most popular beaches to swim include Kolymbithres, Golden Beach, New Golden Beach, and Santa Maria.

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Best Sightseeing

Location: Parikia
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The Monastery of Panagia Ekatontapiliani (Virgin Mary of the Hundred Doors) is located near Parikia and this is one of the oldest churches in Paros. The tradition says that this monastery was constructed by the orders of Saint Helene, while she was traveling to the Holy Lands to find the Cross of Jesus Christ.

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The Castle of Parikia was constructed in 1260 by the Venetians. Parts of ancient temples were used for its construction. Today, this is a picturesque quarter in Parikia.

Best villages

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Location: 10 km north east of Parikia
Description: Naoussa is the second most important village of Paros. Located on the southern side of the island, Naoussa is famous for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, the lovely beaches and its vivid nightlife.

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Location: On the western side of Paros
Description: Parikia is the capital and the main port of Paros. It is lovely with the traditional architecture, the beautiful churches and the beaches in the surrounding area. The port of Parikia gets very busy in summer.

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Location: 11 km south east of Parikia
Description: Lefkes is a mountainous village in the centre of the island. One of the most beautiful villages in Cyclades, Lefkes has traditional architecture and it is surrounded by much greenery.

Best beaches

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Location: 10 km north east of Parikia
Description: Kolymbithres is the most famous beach in the area of Naoussa, the second largest village of Paros. The beach is known for its clean water and the rock formations.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized

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Location: 4 km south of Parikia
Description: Parasporos is a very popular beach close to Parikia. Easy to access and with a nice background, Parasporos is well-organized and has manhy beach bars.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Party, Water sports

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Location: 24 km south east of Parikia
Description: This is one of the most popular beaches of Paros. It has crystal water, soft sand and the wind is great for windsurfing there. In fact, an international windsurfing competition takes place there every summer.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized, Diving Club, Windsurfing, Water sports

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Location: 9 km south of Parikia
Description: Pounda is a nice sandy beach close to Parikia. It gets very popular for its beautiful environment and the beach bars. From Pounda, ferries leave frequently to the neighbouring island of Antiparos.

Type: Sandy, Organised, Party, Water sports

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Location: 15 km north east of Parikia
Description: Santa Maria is a beautiful, organized beach in a close distance from Naoussa. Many watersports centres are located along the coast.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Party, Diving Club, Windsurfing, Water sports

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