During this summer, you should undoubtedly visit the beautiful Island of Paros, which was voted as the “Best Island in Europe for 2019”
Paros, thanks to the beautiful, unique beaches, its picturesque villages, resident’s warm hospitality, and nightlife has taken the first place in the heart of travelers all over the world.
Paros is located within the heart of Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea and may be reached either by an airplane from Athens International Airport and Thessaloniki Airport or by a ferry boat from Piraeus, Rafina, Lavrio Ports.
When travelling with a ferry, and by the time you reach the Port of Paros, you will see the main point of reference, a very big windmill that serves as the tourist information center.
Below, you will find some of our top recommendations and must-visit areas during your visit in Paros:
- Parikia village, is the capital of Paros, and main port, a very traditional Cycladic landscape with narrow paths, old churches, houses in white and blue colours, and shopping area. At the center of the village stands a Venetian castle and you may also admire the miraculous 6th century church “Panagia Ekatontapiliani”, whereas in the ground floor of the church, you should not miss to visit the Parikia Byzantine Museum.
- Naoussa village is the most colorful and cosmopolitan village in Paros, attracting thousands of visitors during the summer because it offers plenty of choices for nightlife and fine dining options. Barbarossa is the most popular seafood restaurant and bar to enjoy your cocktails and nice music sounds! Finally, The Byzantine Museum in Naoussa features prehistoric artwork from the Byzantine Era and several sculptures and paintings are housed in the yard. Also, the Paros Moraitis Wine Museum is worthy to visit, since the winery produces 300,000 wine bottles every year!
- Marpissa Village is another traditional village, located on a hill. There you should visit the impressive Monastery of Agios Antonios, built during the 17th century where you will enjoy a wonderful sea view.
- Kolimpithres, Chrissi Akti, Santa Maria, Marcelo and Pounda featuring crystal clear blue waters are ready to welcome you to enjoy the sun and gold sand and even your favorite water sports! Pounda beach is a hidden paradise, mostly attracting young travelers, because of the live music concerts, loud music and the pool area.