Located in the centre of the Cyclades, the island of Paros invites visitors to explore its great beauty, relaxed island lifestyle and crystal clear waters.
On Paros island you can find picturesque villages spread through its impressive landscape, long beaches and coves, fishing ports with quaint fish taverns, old monasteries and churches. A postcard perfect holiday destination where cosmopolitan meets traditional, Paros has been since antiquity both home and inspiration to some of the best known sculptors, painters and poets. Do you know that Parian marble’s pure white translucent material has lived through some of the most recognized masterpieces such a “Venus of Milos”, “Nike of Samothrake” as well as the Caryatis that adorn the Acropolis of Athens?
Once upon a time a favoured den of pirates, Naoussa is one of the pearls of the Aegean, with its vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere, delightful boutiques and restaurants. Cycladic architecture and neoclassical buildings come alive in Paroikia, which is the commercial and cultural centre of Paros as well as the main harbor of the island. The lively atmosphere along the labyrinth of marble paved roads is intoxicating.
The wind sculpted seascape of Paros is treasure of golden sand beaches, intimate coves and crystalline blue waters. Water sport enthusiasts will find in Paros, renowned kite and wind surfing spots, where the air is filled with colorful sails on windy days, in a mesmerizing choreography. Whether a pro or a beginner, Paros offers a wide range of water based sports and entertainment activities such as kite surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving and tubes.
History lovers will enjoy the rich historical past of the island as its many conquerors have left their imprint on the place. Ruins, archeological sites, monasteries and historical monuments can be visited throughout the island, preserving the multidimensional culture left behind by the Romans, Byzantines, Franks, Venetians and Ottomans.
Paros has it all. From seamless transportation to exquisite dining and an array of captivating activities, Paros invites you to create cherished memories that will linger long after your departure.