Another popular attraction on the island of Paros is Naoussa, a charming and beautiful village with archetypal traditional white houses, narrow winding alleyways and a host of churches. It also has lively nightlife. Not far from Naoussa is the Kolibithres beach, home to unusual and impressive rock formations created by the wind and the sand. Paros has many other popular beaches too, each with their own unique attractions, like Monastiri, Livadia, Logaras, Mikro Piperi, Santa Maria, Megalo Piperi, Pounda, Pisso Livadi and Krios. Paros’ beaches offer crystal clear waters for swimming, and many have a great choice of beach bars and water sports and activities!
A narrow channel to the west of the island divides Paros from the smaller island of Antiparos, which is also very famous for its very pretty beaches. The capital, Antiparos, is built around a medieval castle. Nearby there is the historic cave of Agios Ioannis and the Chapel of St. John of the Cave.