General information about Paros
Paros is a popular island in Greece. It has picturesque architecture, typical of Cyclades, and many nice beaches. Parikia and Naoussa are the busiest places, Parikia due to its port and Naoussa due to its vivid nightlife. The top beaches in Paros are found on the south eastern 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.
The island is very picturesque, dotted with hills, typical Cycladic churches and nice bays. It is largely unspoilt, 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 centre of Paros.
Paros also has a vivid nightlife, which is why many youth population come for holidays. In fact, Paros, Mykonos and Ios are the top nightlife spots in Cyclades. If you go to Paros for 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 advices and tips
The main port of Paros is Parikia. Outside the port, there is the bus station and a taxi rank.
The airport of Paros is located 8 km from Parikia, close to Alyki. It receives many internal and charter flights. Outside the airport, there is taxi rank.
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.