GREEK ISLANDS (AEGEAN SEA)

Paros

Paros

The impressing Cycladic daughter in the absolute White and Blue!
Paros is the third largest island of the Cyclades, situated in the center of the group of islands. It is a beautifully picturesque island and a very popular travel destination, particularly with young people and party animals owing to its vibrant nightlife. The island itself is fairly flat, and as a result is full of vineyards. Paros’ capital and main port is Parikia, which is built on the site of an ancient city. Highlights in Parikia include the famous church of Panagia Katopiliani or Ekatondapiliani, named after its 100 gates, as well as the Castle of Parikia and the Church of Christo in the hill above the port.

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.

Paros Travel Destination Information

Getting to Paros
  • Port of Paros
Paros Transportation
  • Local Bus / Taxi
Paros Highlights
  • Church of Zoodochos Pigi, at Parikia
  • Church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Lefkes Village
  • Naousa City
  • Gaidouronisi
  • Beach of Kolimpithres
  • Chrisi Akti Beach
  • Cave of St. John