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Paros is a very pretty and typically Cycladic Island. Busy and cosmopolitan, Paros is less expensive than nearby Mykonos, but full of delights to explore. Sugar cube houses, domed churches, windmills and Venetian mansions mingle with discos and bars. Shutterbugs will love the winding and shady alleys that open up to squares where bright flowers overflow from the white balconies above.

Paros is the third largest in the Cyclades and is lush and green and scented with thyme, fruit trees and olive groves. The highest mountain is Mt. Profitis Ilias at 770m.

Paros has great beaches, some with the best water sports in the Greek Islands – including wind-surfing for which Paros is the capital of the Greek Islands. In July and August the winds are strong and the wind-surfing is ideal.

Paros was known for its brilliant white marble, the best in the world, which brought prosperity to the island in the early Cycladic age that endured through to Roman times.

Paros is ideally located and well-serviced by ferries, making it a great base for exploring other islands in the Cyclades such as Mykonos, Naxos, Ios and Santorini. Paros is the hub of the Cyclades for ferries and offers a wide variety of connections. The island, as a result, can get very busy during the peak summer months of July and August, so it's a good idea to have your accommodation booked if you are planning to stay.

The main towns are rather touristy, but if you wander outside of these towns you'll find charming villages, vineyards and olive groves. Paros is easy to explore with a good bus service linking the three main towns; the port town of Paroikia, the trendy 'fishing village' resort of Naousa to the north, and Lefkes in the central mountain region. Cars and motorbikes for rent are plentiful and the road systems are relatively good. It's easy to visit the off the beaten track villages, and small boats offer excursions to remote beaches.

In Paros, make sure you try the white and rose wines, and the kitron liquer (local lemons). Also known for shellfish and sardines.

Paros is home to the impressive Church of Lady Ekatontapyliani (or Katapoliani). The feast day for this church is August 15, as is the case for Tinos, and an important greek holiday throughout the greek islands and mainland.



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 Tsoukalia Beach
Facing the beachfront, Tsoukalia Beach offers 3-star accommodations in Isterni and has a bar, shared lounge and garden. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. more...
 Paros Bay
Overlooking magnificent sea views, Paros Bay enjoys direct access to a sandy beach. It features a large swimming pool with deck chairs and umbrellas. more...
 Surfing Beach Village Paros
Located within a 5-minute drive of Naousa fishing village, Surfing Beach Village Paros is right on the beach and features an outdoor pool surrounded by a furnished sun terrace. more...
 Mythic Exclusive Retreat, Adults Only
Mythic Exclusive Retreat, Adults Only in Agia Irini Paros provides adults only accommodations with a fitness center, a bar and a garden. more...
 Amaryllis Beach Hotel
The traditionally built Amaryllis Beach Hotel is 9.8 feet from Chrissi Akti Beach. It features accommodations with Aegean Sea, garden or mountain views. Free WiFi is available in all areas. more...
 Blue Dolphin
Blue Dolphin is located right on Nea Chryssi Akti Beach, popular among windsurfers, and offers rooms with panoramic views over the Aegean Sea. more...
 Tarsa Studios
Located right on Drios Beach in Paros, Tarsa features air-conditioned studios with free Wi-Fi. Each has a private balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea. more...
 Nikoleta's Studios
The Cycladic-style Nikoleta’s Studios is conveniently located 164 feet away from Boutari Beach and 492 feet from Chrisi Akti Beach. more...
 Betty Apartments
Surrounded by an olive-tree garden, the family-run Betty Apartments offers self-catered and air-conditioned apartments with furnished balcony. more...
 Anna Platanou Suites
The newly-built Anna Platanou Suites offer panoramic views over the Aegean Sea and Antiparos Island. more...
 Flora & Agelos Studios
Flora & Agelos Studios is located in Mpountari, within 164 feet from the beach and 1640 feet from the center of Chrissi Akti in Paros. It features a garden, terrace and apartments with free WiFi. more...
 Drios Paros Luxury Hotel
Located 1148 feet from Drios Beach, Paros Luxury Hotel offers traditionally furnished rooms with a private veranda overlooking the beach or garden. more...
 Boutique Villa Katerina
Located in Lefkes, Boutique Villa Katerina provides accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning, a shared lounge and access to a garden with an outdoor pool. more...
 Apartments Tarsa
Quietly located 98 feet from the beach of Drios with free sun loungers, Tarsa Apartments offers self-catered accommodations with free Wi-Fi. more...
 Paros Pounta Sea View Villa
Located in Pounda, Glissidia, Pounta Sea View house features a sun terrace and views of the sea. Náousa is 8.7 mi from the property. Free private parking is available on site. more...




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