Holidays in Paros

Holidays in Paros

Situated in the centre of the Cyclades, close to the neighbouring islands of Naxos and Sifnos, is the magical island of Paros. The island is one of immense charm and picturesque scenery.

Naousa Paros GreeceParos is famous for the white marble that is produced in the quarries of the island. The famous statues of “Hermes of Praxitelis” and of “Afrodite of Milos” were amongst many beautiful works of art that were made with this very special marble.

The capital and harbour of Paros is Parikia, with it’s quaint windmill welcoming visitors to the island. Parikia is a very cosmopolitan town, and one with a great selection of entertainment, tavernas and cafe bars.

One of the most famous places in the town is the church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani, which was built by the Byzantine Emperor Ioustinianos.

10km north of Parikia is the very popular holiday destination of Naousa. The colourful port here creates a postcard setting, where you can enjoy the natural beauty and charm of the island.

Visitors to Paros will find a wonderful selection of beautiful beaches around the island. Amongst the most popular on the island are the beaches of Santa Maria and Kolimithres. There are many other beaches that visitors can enjoy.

Paros is an extremely popular island and one that many visitors find themselves returning back to. With it’s immense beauty, wonderful beaches and famous entertainment and nightlife, the island is one that everyone who visits the Cyclades should try to head to when you are next in Greece. From Paros you can also venture out and head off to some of the nearby islands including Mykonos, Naxos and Santorini.

How do I travel to Paros ?

You can reach the Cyclades island of Paros by air or sea. The island has an airport that caters for international and domestic flights, as well as charter flights during the summer months. Find more information about flights to Paros by clicking the link.

The easiest way to get to Paros is by sea by ferry boat. There are daily ferry services from the ports of Piraeus in Athens and Rafina on the south-east coast of Attica, with stops in between to other Cycladic Islands. There are also other ferry and high speed services connecting Paros to other islands in the Cyclades as well as the island of Crete. Find more information about ferry tickets to Paros by clicking the link.

Where can I stay in Paros ?

There are a huge selection of great hotels and accommodation located in all of the main destinations of Paros. You can find a wide range of accommodation such as rooms to let, hotels, studios, apartments and much more.  Whatever your budget and whatever type of accommodation you are looking for, you should be able to find exactly what you want for your visit to Paros. Find more information about hotels in Paros by clicking the link.

5 Day Weather Forecast for Paros

 

Map of Paros Island

 

Useful Resources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paros - Wikipedia page about the island of Paros
http://www.paros.gr - Official website for the Municipality of Paros
http://www.visitgreece.gr - Official Paros page from the Tourism Agency of Greece
http://www.aroundparos.com – Travel portal for the island of Paros
http://www.παρος.com - Greek language website for Paros
http://www.hcaa.gr - Webpage for the airport of Paros

 

Author: Alex Dounavis

An avid traveller and keen writer about travel destinations in Greece and the Greek islands

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