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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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 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...
 Casa Di Roma
Located in the picturesque old town of Parikia 1969 feet from the port, this residence consists of a cluster of apartments which enjoy a central situation and yet a relaxing atmosphere. more...
 Hotel Senia - Onar Hotels Collection
Boasting a seafront location and only 656 feet from Naoussa Town, Senia offers luxurious rooms and suites with stunning views from the private balconies and beautiful Cycladic-style bathrooms. more...
 Sunset View Hotel
Located less than a 10-minute walk from Paros Port, Sunset View features a pool and a lounge snack bar serving meals. more...
 Zefi Hotel & Suites
Built according to the Cycladic architecture, Zefi Hotel is located just 984 feet from the center of cosmopolitan Naoussa Town. more...
 Katerina Mare
With a prime location right before Piperi Beach, Katerina Mare is only 656 feet from Naousa’s central square. more...
 Kymo Luxury Suites Paros
Located in Kolympithres, Kymo Luxury Suites Paros has accommodations with free WiFi and flat-screen TV. more...
 Parilio, a Member of Design Hotels
Located in Naousa, 1.8 mi from Agioi Anargyroi Beach, Parilio, a Member of Design Hotels features accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a fitness more...
 Katerina Apartments & Studios
Only 656 feet from Piperi Beach, the Cycladic-style Katerina features spacious studios with Aegean Sea views. more...
 Bohemian Luxury Boutique Hotel, Adults Only
Bohemian Luxury Boutique Hotel is located in the center of Naousa and is 66 feet from Venetian Harbor and Castle. This property also provides guests with a terrace. more...
 Acoya Suites Paros
Located 1640 feet from Piso Aliki Beach, Acoya Suites Paros offers air-conditioned accommodations with a balcony and free WiFi. more...
 Seesoo Paros Beachfront Resort
Located in Pounda, 1.3 mi from Antiparos Beach, Seesoo Paros Beachfront Resort provides accommodations with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a bar and a garden. more...
 Summer Senses Luxury Resort
Set in Logaras, Summer Senses Luxury Resort offers 2 swimming pools, a spa center and a fitness center. It also features a terrace, 2 bars and 2 restaurants. more...
 Anthos Apartments
Located just 820 feet from Piperi Beach and 1.7 mi from Monastiri Beach, Anthos Apartments offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a garden and air-conditioned accommodations with a balcony and free more...
 Margarita Studios Ambelas
Margarita Studios is located 656 feet from the sandy beach in the scenic fishing village of Abelas, just a 5-minute drive from the cosmopolitan Naoussa. more...
 Kanale's Rooms & Suites
Just a short walk from central Naoussa, overlooking the beach and the Aegean Sea, Kanale's Rooms & Suites provide a swimming pool, hot tub and restaurant. more...
 Adonis Hotel Studios & Apartments
Adonis Hotel & Apartments is in the vibrant town of Naoussa, 98 feet from Piperi Beach and 1640 feet from the center. Most of its rooms enjoy views over the bay of Naoussa and the open sea beyond. more...
 To Kyma
Just 33 feet from the beautiful beach of Drios, To Kyma offers self-catering and tastefully decorated studios and apartments with views over the Aegean Sea. Free WiFi is available in all areas. more...
 Capricorn Studios
Capricorn Boutique Studios features free WiFi and views of sea in Krotiri. Among the various facilities of this property are a garden and a terrace. The hotel features family rooms. more...
 Mythic Exclusive Retreat, Adults Only
Located in Agia Irini Paros, a 12-minute walk from Taverna Livadaki Beach, Mythic Exclusive Retreat, Adults Only provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor more...
 Poseidon of Paros Hotel & Spa
On Cape Choni, where the deep blue of the Aegean Sea blends with the light blue of the Cycladic sky, lies this luxurious hotel-apartment complex in an area of 138 ft². more...
 Ambassador Luxury Villas
Set in Santa Maria in the Paros Region, 22 mi from Mýkonos City, Ambassador Luxury Villas features an outdoor pool and views of the sea. Náousa is 2.4 mi away. more...
 Dahlia Apartments And Studios
Located in Aliki, Dahlia Apartments And Studios has accommodations with an outdoor pool, barbecue facilities and a terrace. more...
 Alexandros Apartments
Alexandros Apartments is a stylish complex built in traditional Cycladic style. It overlooks Piperi Beach, and is a 5 minute walk from the center of Naoussa and its picturesque harbor. more...
 Yades Suites - Apartments & Spa
Yades Suites & Apartments has a peaceful and beautiful location very close to the beach. From its high position it offers spectacular views of the sea. more...




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