Paros Frankish Castle

Location: Parikia

The Frankish Castle of Paros: The splendid Frankish Castle is one of the most enduring monuments on the island of Paros. It was built in the 1200s by the Venetian Sanoudos. Scholars believe that the castle was built from the vestiges of an assortment of ancient sanctuaries that were scattered in and around the island of Paros. The Frankish Castle stands out for its splendid architecture. Needless to say, a visit to Paros is incomplete without a visit to this magnificent castle which stands as mute testimony to the rich virile past of Paros.

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The castle is conspicuous by its intricate stonework and the hundred-footer Hekatompedon that is fabricated into its walls. The elongated tower integrates all the elements of a 4th-century globular edifice, built during the Frankish era. Part of the circular edifice is used as apse of the castle's in-house chapel. The basis of an ancient temple which is believed to date back all the way to 530 BC. Along with the temple ruins, there are also scattered remnants of ancient residences.

How to get there

The Frankish Castle is located in the village of Parikia, just a 3-minute walk away from the central bus station and 6 minutes from a parking lot.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Paros transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 694 4540 556, 0030 694 4668 331, 0030 699 9450 800 or book your taxi online.

Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Paros with as little as 14 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the Frankish Castle and many other places of interest in Paros at their own pace.

Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at the main port of Paros (Parikia). There are bus connections between this bus station and the most areas of the island. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.

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Reviews of Frankish Castle

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  • carolin 19 Sep 2010
    More of a quarter than castle
    Not actually a Castle but an old quarter. It has this name because it used to be the main town a couple of decades ago. The town was surrounded by castle walls. When piracy ended in the Aegean at the end of the 19th century, the town spred out of the castle, too. Today, this quarter has old houses, narrow arched streets and many gift shops. There are some rooms to rent, too, but not very good because buildings are old. Nice place to walk.