Holidays in Paros island Cyclades Greece. Vacations Greek islands.


Holidays in Paros island

The cosmopolitan island of Paros is one of the largest islands of the Cyclades. "Dressed" in the traditional Cycladic white-blue colors and surrounded by dreamy beaches, is rightfully featured in the list of the top summer destinations.


Port and capital of Paros is the cosmopolitan Parikia or Chora, which lies on the west coast of the island. Parikia provides guests with all the comforts: tourist shops, gourmet restaurants, fish taverns, café/bars and night clubs spring up from every corner of the capital. At the entrance of the harbor, a white windmill, which magnetizes the eye, stands out. Trademark of Parikia is the church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani, which, according to legend, was built by Saint Helena, mother of Constantine the Great. In Ekatontapiliani the Byzantine Museum is hosted. Major attractions in Parikia are also the Archaeological Museum, the Municipal Library, the ancient cemetery and the ruins of Asklipieion and the temple of Apollo. In various points of Parikia, you will see scattered the legendary taps of Mavrogenis. “Lose yourself” in the winding streets of the picturesque old town, which will take you to bygone times! The Venetian mansions, the white houses, the whitewashed sidewalks and the quaint chapels create a magical setting! At the heart of the village stands the Castle hill, where the ruins of the Venetian Castle of Paros dominate.


On the north coast of the island, the captivating Naoussa which over the years has evolved from a small fishing village into a cosmopolitan resort, lies. The image of the charming harbor with the colorful fishing boats seems to have sprung from a painting! In front of the harbor, as Naoussa’s sleepless guard, the tempest and half sunk Venetian Castle or Kastelli dominates. At the edge of the pier stands the picturesque church of St Nicholas, dedicated to the fishermen of Naoussa. Other major attractions are the Folklore Museum of Naoussa, the Folklore Museum of Vlachs, as well as the Museum of Wine and Vine. Also interesting is the historical monastery of Agios Athanasios in Protoria; part of which has been converted into a Byzantine museum. In Naoussa you will find many beautiful ouzo taverns, as well as atmospheric bars; a harmonious blend of traditional and modern life. Naoussa is famous for hosting summer events such as the feast of fish and wine; the first week of July; and Koursariki Night on August 23.


Paros, this multifaceted Cycladic island, has a charming and yet unpretentious character that classifies it between the most beautiful islands of the Aegean! Do not miss the chance to find it out for yourselves!



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Besides the beautiful sights and the cosmopolitan life, Paros boasts some of the finest beaches in the Cyclades. On the north coast of the island, west of Naoussa, Kolymbithres beach is located. A lovely beach, renowned for its wild beauty: sculpted granite rocks intrude into the sea, creating an image the like of which does not exist! Nearby, there is the Monastery or Agios Ioannis beach. On the north side of Paros, east of Naoussa, Xifara and Lageri beaches are found.

On the east coast, the beach of Santa Maria, which is famous to surfers lies. On the same side, Glyfades and Tsoukalia beaches are ideal for those who love tranquility and isolation. A little further, on the south, you will find Kalogeros beach, famous for its clay concentration; perfect for natural peeling. Amongst the most beautiful beaches of the island Chrysi Akti (Golden Coast) and Lolantonis beaches are included.

On the south side of Paros, there is the cosmopolitan Faragas beach and Aliki beach. Finally, near Parikia, you can find many beaches covering all tastes, including Krios, Livadia, Parasporos and Martselo beaches.

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- The Museum of Sculpture in Marpissa


- The Folklore Museum of Naoussa


- The Venetian castle in Naoussa


- The Ecclesiastical Byzantine Museum


- The Archaeological Museum of Paros


- Panagia Ekatontapiliani Church in Parikia


- The Early Christian Basilica in Parikia


- The Ancient Pottery Studio


- The Museum of Cycladic Folklore in Aliki


- Dileio


-  Aspro Chorio (White Village)


- Dryos, Lefkes, Costos and Marpissa Settlements


- The Ancient Quarries in Marathi


- The Pythian or Asklipieio the hill of St. Anne


- The Mycenaean Acropolis in Koukounaries


- Petaloudes near Parikia


- The Ancient Cemetery near the port


- Castle’s Hill in Parikia


- The Environmental and Cultural Park of Paros in Ai Yiannis Deti


- At kolympithres beach


- At Mikri Santa Maria beach


- At Agios Ioannis (Monastiri) beach


- At Chrissi akti (golden coast)


- At Aliki beach


- At Marcello beach


- Gouna, local traditional recipe with fish


- Seafood with Souma


- Homemade ice cream


- Donuts with ice cream and chocolate

Useful Information 

How to get there

Travelling by plane

Paros can be reached by air from Athens International Airport - Eleftherios Venizelos with a direct flight or from Thessaloniki via Athens. For more information click here.


Travelling by boat

You can reach Paros by boat from the ports of Piraeus and Rafina with the ships of Blue Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways and SeaJet.

For more information on the ferry routes to Paros visit the web sites of the companies:



Connection with other islands

Paros is connected by boat with: Antiparos, Syros, Tinos, Mykonos, Andros, Sifnos, Serifos, Milos, Kimolos, Folegandros, Sikinos, Naxos, Ios, Santorini, Small Cyclades, Amorgos, Anafi, Astypalea and Heraklion Crete.


Transfer within the Island

For your transportation on the island you can use the Intercity Buses (KTEL Bus of Paros) as well as taxies.

For more information of the bus routes, click here.

Medical Care

During your stay in Paros, you can be served for health issues:


Health Center of Paros which is located at the center of Paroikia (100m from the port), Tel:  (+30) 22840 22500-1-2


Medical Center: (+30) 22840 22477, 22410-1


Clinic of Agairia: (+30) 22840 91277, 92009


Clinic of Kostou: (+30) 22840 23730


Clinic of Lefkes: (+30) 22840 41728


Clinic of Marmara: (+30) 22840 41065


Clinic of Marpissa: (+30) 22840 41205


Clinic of Naousa: (+30) 22840 51216

Useful phone numbers

Paros Port Authority: (+30) 22840 21240


Port Station of Antiparos: (+30) 22840 61485


Police Station of Paroikia: (+30) 22840 23333


Police Station of Naousa: (+30) 22840 51202


Police Station of Marpissa: (+30) 22840 41202


Fire Department of Paros: (+30) 22840 51999, 52199


Health Center of Paros: (+30) 22840 22500-1-2


Medical Center: (+30) 22840 22477, 22410-1


Clinic of Agairia: (+30) 22840 91277, 92009


Clinic of Kostou: (+30) 22840 23730


Clinic of Lefkes: (+30) 22840 41728


Clinic of Marmara: (+30) 22840 41065


Clinic of Marpissa: (+30) 22840 41205


Clinic of Naousa: (+30) 22840 51216


Intercity Bus of Paros: (+30) 22840 21395


TAXI (Paroikia): (+30) 22840 21500


TAXI (Naousa): (+30) 22840 53490


TAXI (Marpissa): (+30) 22840 41209, 41386


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Archaeological Museum of Paros

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