The most famous destinations in Paros are the villages of Parikia, Naoussa and Lefkes, but there is much more to discover!
Aghii Anargyri
Nestled on the slope of the mountain above Parikia, it's a dream spot to admire the sunset. This monastery is still active and is not permanently open. Appropriate clothing and respectful attitude are of course required.
Agios Fokas
Cape Agios Fokas closes Parikia Bay to the north. Superb church, nice little beaches, panoramic view of Parikia and tranquility (neither bar nor tavern in the immediate vicinity).
Agios Ioannis Detis
Located at the entrance of the Environmental and Cultural Park of Paros facing Naoussa, this former monastery is the setting for a permanent exhibition dedicated to the cartography of Paros drawn during the Russian occupation, from 1770 to 1775.
A small seaside village south-west of Paros, facing the desert islets surrounded by the "Blue Lagoon" (accessible by boat). Nice beaches, taverns and bars. A perfect destination if your holiday ideal is to laze on a beach and swim.
A small seaside destination on the east coast of Paros, quiet and less than 4km south-east of Naoussa. A small beach, restaurants and many accommodations.
Byzantine Road
A beautiful hike from Lefkes to Prodromos, especially during springtime when Paros is blooming. This easy walk starts from Lefkes, in the mountains, and arrives in Prodromos, in the eastern plain. Both villages are served by buses (check the schedules beforehand).
Cape Kratzi - Molos - Kalogheros
North and south of Cape Kratzi, on the east coast (see pin on the map), you will find two beautiful beaches, Molos and Kalogheros. The smaller one to the south is located at the foot of an amazing colourful cliff.
Chrysi Akti (Golden Beach)
On either side of Cape Honi (see pin on map) you find two of the most famous beaches of Paros, Chrysi Akti and Nea Chrysi Akti. The nickname of these crowded beaches is well deserved!
Detis Peninsula
The Environmental and Cultural Park of Paros, in front of Naoussa, is located at Detis Peninsula. Easy and picturesque trails, beach of Monastiri (sheltered from the wind), small open-air theatre, former monastery with museum, and tavern. A great place, managed by volunteers.
A small village on the southeastern coast of Paros. Small beach, taverns, strange rocks plunging into the sea. A nice and little known place, far from the crowd.
Glyfades - Tsoukalia
Two beautiful beaches nearby, located north of the peninsula of Antikefalos, on the east coast of Paros. There is no bus route and the road is relatively bad, so you'll probably escape the crowd!
One of the most famous beaches of Paros, in an absolutely extraordinary rocky chaos. If the rocks were not plunging into crystal clear water, you could really think you're walking on the moon! A magical place that will amaze you!
Close to Lefkes but less known, this small traditional village is one of the hidden jewels of Paros. As it's located below the road that connects Parikia to Lefkes, it's likely you'll see it only from afar, but it's worth the (small) detour.
The most visited village in the hinterland, on the slopes of Aghii Pantes (Profitis Ilias), highest mountain of Paros. Beautiful churches, picturesque alleys, amazing sights.
The ancient marble quarries near Marathi. The marble of Paros is the most translucent in the world and it was used to carve the Venus de Milo, among others. A nice hike, but do not venture into the galleries, it's a very dangerous place, without any security!
The picturesque fishing port of northern Paros has become one of the most popular destinations on the island. A labyrinth of lively streets, many terraces on the harbor, watching the ruins of an ancient Venetian kastro.
Parikia is the port and capital of Paros. A picturesque village with a lively Market Street, a long sea promenade lined with restaurants and bars, an impressive basilica, and much more.
Paros Airport
The new airport of Paros was inaugurated in July 2016. It is located 10 km from Parikia, a few km north of the old one. It is currently serviced only from Athens but its 1400m track will probably be extended to allow direct flights with European airports.
Piso Livadi
A small fishing village on the east coast, facing Naxos. It's a nice seaside destination, with a small beach, taverns and bars, which extends south to the beautiful beaches of Logaras and Pounda.
On the west coast of Paros, 8 km southwest of Parikia, the Pounta pier is the starting point of the small ferry shuttle to Antiparos. You can also go to Antiparos with a "karavaki" (small passenger boat) from Parikia.
Profitis Ilias
Profitis Ilias, also named Aghii Pantes, is the highest summit of Paros, 2477 ft above the sea. The place is disfigured by telecom antennas but the view of Paros and the neighbouring islands, on a clear day, is extraordinary. The access road from Lefkes is bumpy but passable.
Valley of the Butterflies
Home of Panaxia quadripunctaria butterflies (Euplagia quadripunctaria, or Jersey tiger) from June till September. A shady oasis you can visit from 9am till 8pm during this period. Please don't disturb the butterflies, which rest during daytime. You'll see hundreds of them flying anyway!
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