Cycladic Paros, famous for its marble, elaborate temples and crystal blue waters, is the ideal holiday island, combining relaxation, entertainment and cultural interest. With organized beaches with beach bars but also quieter, hidden beaches, the wonderful Naoussa, for walks and fun until morning, the beautiful Parikia and summer festivals, Paros addresses all the needs and suits to all tastes.
Walk down the cosmopolitan and scenic Naoussa, marvel at the picturesque church of Ekatontapyliani and swim at the heavenly beaches of Kolymbithres, Piso Livadi and Chrysi Akti.
The port of Naoussa, once a pirate den, now hums with activity. With innumerable little shops in the village's narrow streets, beachfront restaurants for fresh fish and late-night bars, it is suitable for walks every hour of the day.
The small island opposite Paros, the enchanting Antiparos, is a place you should not miss, even for a one-day getaway. Enjoy your swim in one of the unique beaches with turquoise waters, such as Psaralykes, Theologos, Sifneiko and Agios Georgios, which is especially suitable for diving. Explore the impressive Cave of Antiparos or take a stroll to the picturesque Castle. Moreover, you can take a boat tour around the island and explore the beautiful, uninhabited island of Despotiko.
The largest beach of the island is named after its endless golden sand. The beautiful Golden Beach, with a blue flag, is organized with sun loungers, water sports and sailing, while it also comprises hotels, restaurants and bars.
A sandy beach with crystal clear waters, located west of Naoussa. The beach derives its name from the granite rocks, which when filled with water create natural cavities reminiscent of baptismal fonts. Here, you can come by car or boat from Naoussa.
PISO LIVADI BEACH
The tamarisks that grow here offer shade and relief from the hot summer sun. Piso Livadi is a quiet beach with sand and beautiful, clear waters, ideal for relaxation with a good book.
The favorite beach of young people, Pounta, is the perfect place for fun. Sea sports enthusiasts can enjoy playing with the waves while water skiing. On the organized beach there is one of the most famous beach bars of the Cyclades for endless dance.
The capital of the island, the beautiful Parikia, where the main port is located, includes many hotels for comfortable accommodation as well as bars, restaurants, cafes and taverns. Take a stroll along the picturesque streets of the old town, the Castle, and discover the lovely little shops on the coastal road. Do not miss the wonderful, traditional festivals that take place here, with the most important being that of Virgin Mary on the 15th of August.
CHURCH OF EKATONTAPYLIANI
It dates back to the 4th century BC but it was reconstructed in 1959 after the destruction it suffered during the Ottoman and Frankish occupation. Located in the northeastern part of Parikia, near the port, Panagia Ekatontapyliani is one of the most important early Christian churches in Greece and the jewel of Paros.
- Municipality: (+30) 22840 212 00 , (+30) 22840 21200 212 22
- Port Police: (30) 22840 212 40
- Fire Brigade: (30) 22840 519 99 , 22840 521 99
- Hospital: (30) 22840 225 00-1-2
- Medical Centre: (30) 22840 512 16 ,FREE (+30) 22840 512 16
- Police Station: (30) 22840 233 33 , (30) 22840 233 33
- Buses: (30) 22840 213 95 , (30) 22840 528 65
- Taxi Station: (30) 22840 215 00 , (30) 22840 534 90 , (30) 22840 412 09
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