Paros Island

Paros Island

The Island of Paros is located within the Cyclades of Greece and offers a wide variety of sights to explore, amazing beaches, beautiful traditional villages, turquoise waters, Cycladic architecture, archaeological sites and museums, fun and a great nightlife and the hospitality of the welcoming locals.

The island got its name from Paros, leader of the Arcadians, who settled on the island. You may visit by airplane from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (flight duration 40 minutes) and by boats departing from Piraeus Port, Rafina Port and Lavrio Port (duration approximately 5 hours) and high speed (duration approximately 3 hours).

The main areas of Paros are: Parikia, Naoussa, Aliki, Marmara, Prodromos, Kostos, Lefkes, Marpissa, Drios, Piso Livadi, Molos, Chrissi Akti (Golden Beach), Nea Chrissi Akti, Logaras, Pounda, Marathi and Lefkes.

In Paros the sights to explore are many and of great variety such as: the Archaeological Museum, Historical and Folklore Museum, folklore collection in the house of Rousos family in Naousa, Cycladic Folklore Museum, Folklore Museum in Marpissa, Byzantine Museum of Paros, sacred Church of Panagia Ekatontapyliani, famous Valley of butterflies, Monastery of the Franks, Cave of the Nymphs and Amphitrite, Mycenaean Acropolis in Koukounaries, archaeological site "Three Churches" on the road from Parikia to Naoussa, Municipal Library, Venetian castle in Parikia, Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos in Naoussa, Sculpture Museum "Nick Perantinos", Byzantine Museum of Paros, located on the church of Ekatontapyliani, Cultural Park of Paros, Dimitrakopoulos Building in Parikia, etc.

Paros is ideal for windsurfing, water activities, sports, diving and hiking. Very popular in summer months are the famous festivals of the island (August 6th - The Transfiguration in Marpissa, August 15th - Virgin in Paroikia, August 29th - The feast of Agios Ioannis at Dryos and Lefkes).

Paros has numerous, clean beaches such as: the sandy beach of Molos, Aliki, Chrissi Akti (Golden Beach) - for wındsurfıng, famous Monastery beach, Agioi Anargyroi, Agia Irini (a beautiful beach with palm trees), Marcello, Logaras, Beach Livadia - crystal clear waters, Piso Livadi, Parasporos, amazing beach Nea Chrissi Akti - great for watersports, Piperi, Drios, popular Santa Maria, Pounda - with loud music and lots of partying, Kaminia, Kolimvithres, Krios, Souvlia, Farangas, Ampelas, Laggeri, Molos or Kalogeros Beach.